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



Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders First Round Series Preview

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One of the most intriguing playoff match-ups in the Eastern Conference is the Florida Panthers versus the New York Islanders. Before delving into the stat lines, let’s familiarize ourselves with the key contributors on forward and defense for both clubs:   Florida Panthers vs New York Islanders First Round Series Preview If there is one […] READ MORE



Defense and Goaltending Is Sinking the Islanders

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It was a season that started with high hopes for Islanders fans, but now all they can do is hope that it doesn’t get worse. Last year, it looked like the team had finally taken the next step to respectability. Star center John Tavares had emerged as one of the top five players in the game, […] READ MORE


New York Islanders: The Kids are Alright

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The Islanders have one of the youngest teams in the NHL right now, with an average player age of 26.8 years. And unlike most of the teams younger than them, the Isles are poised to compete this year, and make a playoff run. The only Islander forward older than 30 is Eric Boulton, who never […] READ MORE


A Big Contract Year for Moulson

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Before we delve into why this 2013/14 season is so important for Matt Moulson, let’s take a brief look back on how he got to this point. In the summer of 2009, in the same year John Tavares was drafted, Matt Moulson found a home on Long Island.  He signed a one-year deal with the Islanders […] READ MORE


The Eight Defencemen Who Should Represent Canada in Sochi

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If there is one position where the Canadian National hockey team is deepest almost every year and in almost every competition it is on the blueline. Other countries, namely Russia, may be known to have better talent up front than Canada from time to time. Other countries, several in fact, can claim better goaltending. But […] READ MORE


What's Up with the Islanders?

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The Islanders may or may not be for real, but there is most definitely progress being made here. The franchise itself has not seen much luck with the goalie Rick Dipietro having been injured pretty much every year since 07-08, yet still carries a massive long term deal that most fans wish the Islanders would […] READ MORE