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


2016-17 Calder Trophy Predictions, Contenders, and Scouting Reports (25-11)

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favorites and […] READ MORE


Ranking The Top NHL Affiliated Prospects: Part 4 (Top 25)

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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


TSP: Calgary Flames Prospects

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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 go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will follow the order of […] READ MORE


Barrett’s 2016 Positional NHL Draft Rankings: Top 10 Forwards

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With the draft quickly approaching I was inspired to create a mock draft. Though, as I expect a couple of trades at the top of the order I decided to publish my positional draft rankings rather than striking out in a game of let’s make a date right off the bat. I pushed back the release […] READ MORE


How The Calgary Flames Will Be Able To Draft Matthew Tkachuk

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The 2016 NHL Draft is fast approaching, and following a disappointing season, the Calgary Flames hold the sixth overall pick. Taking a look at the top prospects available in this year’s draft, and especially after watching the Memorial Cup, it becomes apparent that the Flames would love to draft Matthew Tkachuk. After an excellent performance […] READ MORE


What Is Jim Benning’s Draft Plan?

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The saving grace to a Vancouver Canucks season which elicited the most frustration since the days of Mike Keenan and Mark Messier, from the fans to management and even the players themselves (how many times have we seen the Sedins dress down their own teammates?), was the potential for a high pick in the 2016 […] READ MORE



London Knights' Matthew Tkachuk Battling Adversity; Steals the Show

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“I don’t think anything will stop him.” That was the sentiment from co-captain Christian Dvorak, as the London Knights’ Matthew Tkachuk was praised to no end by his teammates on Saturday evening. The Knights won Game Two of their OHL Championship Series, with a 6-1 drubbing of the Niagara IceDogs. Tkachuk stole the show, recording […] READ MORE


OHL Championship Series Preview: London Knights vs. Niagara IceDogs

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The OHL Championship Series is set to get underway on Thursday evening, as the London Knights will host the Niagara IceDogs in game one at Budweiser Gardens. This series is a rematch of the 2012 final, in which the Knights won the J. Ross Robertson Cup in five games. Of course, there are no players remaining on either team from that matchup, but the memory is fresh in the minds of fans on both sides. READ MORE