If the Leafs First Round Pick Falls to 4th: Historical Precedents for Trading Down

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If the Leafs were able to flip the fourth pick for, say, one in the latter half of the top ten as well as a later pick, why wouldn't they? There will still be a great player available after fourth - Olli Juolevi, Alex Nylander, and Michael McLeod are all names that could go pretty much anywhere from fourth to tenth. Plus, they could get another pick in the second or third round, where Mark Hunter and co. could work some more of their scouting magic. So, it's fun just to consider how things could play out if the Leafs first round pick does end up on the trade market. Let's take a look at all the instances of top-five picks being traded at the draft. READ MORE


Andy Bathgate Passes Away

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The following press release comes to us from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Andy Bathgate passes away at 83 It is with great sadness on Friday the Maple Leafs learned of the passing of Andy Bathgate. He was 83 years old. A native of Winnipeg, Bathgate grew up in a hockey family, playing on outdoor rinks […] READ MORE



2015 HHOF Induction Profile: Peter Karmanos Jr.

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The Hockey Hall of Fame is welcoming seven new members into its prestigious halls on Monday, November 9, 2015. Join us here at Last Word On Sports as we take an in-depth look at the new inductees. We continue our series with a man who joins the Hall under the builder category: Peter Karmanos Jr.  2015 Hockey […] READ MORE




The Best NHL Teams of All Time

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We at Last Word On Sports are always on the hunt for the most relevant, interesting infographics to give our regular readers. Today we present you a fantastic infographic prepared by Christyne Kavanagh and our friends at Tucker Hockey that discusses the History of Women’s Hockey.  The folks at Tucker have done a fantastic job in […] READ MORE



LWOS Tribute to Mr. Jean Beliveau

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It’s been ten days since the world lost a one-of-a-kind man and the after-world gained an angel. Smiling while standing tall over us for 83 years, Mr. Jean Beliveau will now smile over us for eternity. One of the greatest men to ever play a professional sport perished last Tuesday and his passing has deeply […] READ MORE