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 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


Montreal Canadiens Draft Targets

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The 2016 NHL entry draft is on Friday. The Montreal Canadiens will be picking 9th overall, barring any trades.  Looking at the options for the 9th overall pick, there is a lot of talent to choose from. While there is the chance they either trade up or down in the draft, it seems unlikely. With […] READ MORE


Hockey Canada Names Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team Roster

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The following is a press release from Hockey Canada. Hockey Canada Names Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team Roster For 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship Team Canada opens tournament against Denmark on Friday night CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Friday the 18 players named to Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team for the 2016 IIHF U18 […] READ MORE


Tyson Jost Scouting Report: 2016 NHL Draft #9

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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


2016 NHL Draft Rankings February Edition (11-15)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at hockey’s  future stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2016 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions. With the junior seasons not just in Canada but throughout the world gearing up for the stretch drive and a […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Draft Rankings November 16-20

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at hockey’s stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2016 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. With the CHL season a good eight weeks […] READ MORE


Dominant first Period Leads Canada to Ivan Hlinka Gold

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It is an 8th straight Ivan Hlinka Gold Medal for Canada, as the Men’s U18 team defeated Sweden 7-3 in the final. The following is the press release from Hockey Canada. DOMINANT FIRST PERIOD LEADS CANADA TO IVAN HLINKA GOLD BRECLAV, Czech Republic – Pierre-Luc Dubois (Rimouski, Que./Cape Breton, QMJHL) scored the first two of […] READ MORE