Norris Trophy Watch: The Young Guns Are Taking Over

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This series will be tracking the top Norris Trophy candidates through numerous amounts of stats to monitor and analyze their progression, production, efficiency, and reliability as we progress through the abbreviated 2021 NHL season. You can find more on the introduction of this series here. Young Defencemen Are Gunning for the Norris Trophy The young […] READ MORE


Kyle Pereira’s 2021 NHL Draft Top 15 Part Two: Top 10 Picks

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The 2021 NHL Draft does not pose the same excitement as the 2020 NHL Draft did. However, there are still plenty of players that teams can build around for the future. There’s another future star goaltender in this class, falling in line with goalies like Spencer Knight and Yaroslav Askarov before him. There are several […] READ MORE


Analyzing the Mike Hoffman Deal for the St. Louis Blues

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Everything was looking up for Mike Hoffman. Coming off of a 59 point, 29 goal campaign in 69 games with the Florida Panthers, Hoffman was in a great position to secure a home for the next few years. However, the free-agent period went completely awry. Despite the circulating rumours, a projected six to eight million dollar man went […] READ MORE


Examining if the Toronto Maple Leafs Play is Inconsistent

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It’s game night and the Toronto Maple Leafs lost again. Fans are angry and Twitter is on fire. Sure their overall record is alright, but this loss is unacceptable because “other teams just don’t lose like that”. Admittedly, the way they lose can be difficult to watch. Sometimes it honestly looks like half the team […] READ MORE



2021 Stanley Cup Final Predictions

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey 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 […] READ MORE



Departed San Jose Sharks Melker Karlsson, Tim Heed

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If there was a non-stop flight from San Jose to Sweden, a pair of former San Jose Sharks could have booked one-way tickets on it. The Sharks parted company with two Swedes in the offseason, Melker Karlsson and Tim Heed. One needed to go, the other, not so much. We’ll look back at their Sharks […] READ MORE



Examining if NHL Contract Negotiations are a Repeatable Skill

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As someone who follows the Toronto Maple Leafs, it’s obvious that sometimes GMs lose NHL contract negotiations. On the contrary, some managers like Steve Yzerman consistently seem to sign players for below market value. This begs the question if NHL contract negotiations are a repeatable skill among managers. If they are, we will see some […] READ MORE