2020 NHL Draft Team Needs: Atlantic Division

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The NHL Draft is just around the corner and will be done a little differently this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the entire 2020 year upside down. Because of this, the 2020 NHL Draft will be a virtual online draft. Today, we will take a look at the Atlantic Division and their team […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: John Tavares, Kevin Shattenkirk, Alexander Radulov and more

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via Last Word on Hockey by  Connor Lapalme The NHL is entering its busiest part of the off-season. The NHL Draft has come and gone and the free agent frenzy is right around the corner. It keeps the rumour mill churning. The expansion draft has added a new layer to the normal NHL off-season craziness, with […] READ MORE


2017 NHL Draft Grades

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2017 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Contenders and Pretenders: Atlantic Division

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Welcome to Last Word on Hockey’s mini-series that will be distinguishing the playoff contenders versus the pretenders of each division in the Eastern and Western Conferences. In a league full of parity, it seems like everyone is in the race for a playoff spot, but is it a product of the league, or is the […] READ MORE


Holding the Fort: Surving Until Buffalo Sabres Injuries Heal

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via Last Word on Hockey, by  Chris Lizza The Buffalo Sabres have gotten off to a rough start in 2016-17 due to some key injuries. Many hockey experts picked the Sabres to return to the playoffs this season. However, these early season injuries could greatly impact Buffalo’s chances for post-season play. It’s a critical time for […] READ MORE



New Jersey Devils in the Mix for Jimmy Vesey

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Coveted winger Jimmy Vesey became an unrestricted free agent at midnight on August 16th, and surprisingly, the New Jersey Devils are entering the sweepstakes. The 23 year old, fresh off out of college, won the Hobey Baker Award for being the best hockey player in the NCAA in 2015-16. He tallied 46 points in just […] READ MORE


Sabres Remain in the Hunt for Jimmy Vesey

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The Jimmy Vesey saga is nearing its long-awaited end. For months now the Harvard graduate has been in the news as speculation of his potential landing spot has grown. The Buffalo Sabres entered the mix back on June 20th when they traded for Vesey’s rights from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a 2016 third […] READ MORE


Could the New York Rangers really sign Jimmy Vesey?

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With the free agency pool almost dry now, there is still one lucrative free agent that teams are trying to sign. Unsigned rookie Jimmy Vesey‘s rights currently belong to the the Buffalo Sabres, but they only have  have until August 15th to sign him. After that time he will become a free agent. Starting next week, any team can […] READ MORE


Jimmy Vesey Scouting Report: 2016 Free Agent Watch

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the […] READ MORE