NHL Point Leaders Halted With Season Stoppage

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The stoppage of the 2019–20 NHL season could rob most of the league’s point leaders of hitting the century mark. Seven players were on pace to reach 100 points. Six more were scoring at a pace of just under 100 total points, needing a burst in their final dozen or so games. Use this guide […] READ MORE


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


Key Players in the NHL’s Central Division For 2016-17

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Last two weeks articles broke down the key players in the NHL’s Atlantic & Metropolitan Divisions for the upcoming season. It’s time to tackle the key players in the NHL’s Central division for 2016-17. These players performing to the best of their abilities will go a long way toward the success of their clubs. Chicago […] READ MORE


Colorado Avalanche Sign Nathan MacKinnon to a Contract Extension

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The Colorado Avalanche have signed centre Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year contract extension. The deal begins for the 2016-17 season, and is worth $44.1 million. The contract carries an AAV or cap hit of $6.3 million per season. MacKinnon had just completed his three-year entry-level contract and was a restricted free agent. #avalanche Nathan MacKinnon: 16-17 $5M, […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Offer Sheet Targets

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On Friday, the Free Agent Frenzy will begin. Of course NHL free agency isn’t all about the UFAs, as there are a number of quality restricted free agents still unsigned by their clubs. Any team can sign these RFAs to a contract now that free agency has officially begun, but by virtue of being restricted, […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Colorado Avalanche

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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


REPORT: Shane Bowers NOT Reporting to Cape Breton

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According to Ryan Kennedy, Associate Senior Editor and proclaimed prospect expert for The Hockey News, midget prospect Shane Bowers, who was selected by the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 4th overall at this year’s Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft, will not report to the Eagles camp. QMJHL draft: Don’t be surprised if Shane Bowers doesn’t […] READ MORE


Avs’ Nathan MacKinnon out 6-8 Weeks

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The Colorado Avalanche were dealt a major blow to their already dim playoff hopes Friday. UPDATE: Nathan MacKinnon will be out 6-8 weeks with a fractured foot. — Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) March 6, 2015 The 2013 No. 1 overall pick has dealt with the sophomore slump this season, potting 14 goals and 38 points in […] READ MORE


The Avs Are Proof Rebuilds Aren’t Easy

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In the NHL, there is no definite script on how a rebuild will pan out. In the case of the Edmonton Oilers, they are at the point of rebuilding the rebuild, so they are in a state of hockey purgatory that has not been seen in awhile. On the other hand, the Colorado Avalanche have […] READ MORE


Flyers Defenseman Luke Schenn Out Two Weeks

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The Philadelphia Flyers will be without the services of defenseman Luke Schenn for two weeks, due to an upper-body injury suffered in a game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night. INJURY UPDATE: Luke Schenn will be out approximately 2 weeks with an upper-body injury. — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 9, 2014 The 6-foot-2, 25-year-old blue […] READ MORE