Puck Drop Preview: 2017-18 Colorado Avalanche

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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 each division, and […] READ MORE



TSP: Colorado Avalanche Prospects

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf NHL 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 […] READ MORE



Finland defeat Sweden to advance to WJHC Final

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The following press release comes from the IIHF. Finland going for gold Hosts beat Sweden 2-1, advance to WJHC final Finland’s top line was shut down, but it didn’t matter. Mikko Rantanen and Kasperi Kapanen stepped up and led the team to a 2-1 win, and to the WJC final. It was Finnish young guns […] READ MORE


2016 World Juniors Players to Watch – Pool B

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The pre-tournament games are in the books, and teams are making their final preparations for the 2016 World Juniors taking place from December 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. Today we take a look at players to watch in Group B.  Group B includes the host Finns, and thus will be playing in […] READ MORE


TSP: Colorado Avalanche Prospects

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Welcome to the 2015 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2015 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 be following the order […] READ MORE


2015 NHL Draft Profile #8: Mikko Rantanen

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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 2015 NHL Draft.  Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE



Finland World Junior Preview: Players to Watch

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next week or so, we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Toronto and Montreal from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015.  As always, you can check out the previous Top […] READ MORE