Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Calgary Flames

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2017-18, where LastWordOnHockey.com gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in […] READ MORE


Last Word on Hockey’s Top 50 Personalities of 2016: 40-31

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This is the second installment of Last Word on Hockey’s five-part series breaking down the top 50 personalities in the hockey world during 2016. They were picked based on skill, accomplishments, notoriety, or compelling narratives. Last Word on Hockey’s Top 50 Personalities of 2016: 40-31 40. Johnny Gaudreau After winning the Hobey Baker Award in 2014 […] READ MORE


We’ll Miss You, Team North America

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From Last Word On Hockey – By Matthew Sanzo They provided just what the game needs – entertainment. Team North America, the young guns that are the future of the NHL and the darlings of the World Cup of Hockey 2016, will be missed so dearly. Prior to the tournament, many fans of the game were skeptical of the format. […] READ MORE


What Will It Cost The Calgary Flames To Sign Johnny Gaudreau?

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The Calgary Flames are coming off a disappointing season, falling to 25th in the NHL standings a year after making the Stanley Cup Playoffs and advancing to the second round. Their biggest weakness this season was goaltending, but their most important task this offseason is to sign top scoring forward Johnny Gaudreau to a new contract. Gaudreau is […] READ MORE


Flames Fire Bob Hartley

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Last summer, Bob Hartley was standing on a shiny stage in Las Vegas, making jokes with Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau while holding a Jack Adams award for his work behind the bench with the pesky Calgary Flames (45-30-7). He got them to the postseason for the first time since 2009 in addition to winning […] READ MORE


Stanley Cup Playoffs: All-American Style

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For the first time in almost five decades, not one Canadian franchise will compete in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Sucks to be Canadian right now… Or does it? Sure, it’s a kick right square in the pride for Canadians to see an American-only playoffs, but that’s a heck of a lot different than a World […] READ MORE


MUST SEE: Anderson Robs Gaudreau in OT

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Last night’s matchup between the Ottawa Senators and the Calgary Flames saw two teams trending downward that sorely needed to pick up two points. The Senators had lost four in a row, while Calgary had struggled to only two wins in its first nine games. Flames sophomore Johnny Gaudreau has been particularly snakebit finding the […] READ MORE


Debunking Myths: The Sophomore Slump And Top NHL Rookie Skaters

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Buyer beware, the fantasy hockey guides read. Mark Stone may have put up 64 points last season, but don’t expect a repeat. The guide could then offer a variety of reasons; it could be an unsustainable shooting percentage that accounts for this statistical downturn. Instead, fantasy guides and analysts alike often offer up two words […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2015-16 Calgary Flames

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2015-16, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Calgary Flames

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] READ MORE