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NHL 2020 All-Star Game, NHL Power Rankings: Real Hockey Talk #20

NHL 2020 All-Star Game, NHL Power Rankings: Real Hockey Talk #20

Today, on Real Hockey Talk we visit Mod Pizza in Glendale, AZ. We interviewed general manager, Conrad West about his restaurant and since he's a big hockey fan favouring the Buffalo Sabres, he joined us. He states his satisfaction of the season that Jack Eichel is having. We also discuss the NHL 2020 All-Star game, and NHL power rankings for this show. Real Hockey Talk Podcast #20 NHL 2020 All-Star Game Discussion The yearly classic game displaying stars of the game is our main discussion topic. Dave Isaac, Greg Isaac, and William Grigsby from lastwordonhockey.com along with Conrad West...
10 hours ago
2019-20 Vancouver Canucks Home Stretch

2019-20 Vancouver Canucks Home Stretch

The 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks home stretch is looking good for the playoffs. Now they have to hold it. Good Weekend, Great Googly Moogly! The St. Louis Blues were exemplary hosts for this year's All-Star weekend, with plenty of highlights for fans in attendance. The women's game is the most... polite... I've seen the US and Canada play in years. Even so, they were full value for their 3-on-3 match. And the game-winning shot by Melanie Daoust was just nasty. The skills competition was pretty fun, though replacing the accuracy contest's exploding targets with a digital display was a mistake....
10 hours ago
Pittsburgh Penguins Extend Marcus Pettersson

Pittsburgh Penguins Extend Marcus Pettersson

The Pittsburgh Penguins have locked up defenceman Marcus Pettersson for the next several years. The team has given its 23-year-old a five-year extension worth $20 million that will carry through the 2024-25 season. Elliotte Friedman broke the news early Tuesday morning. https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1222177963917090822?s=20 Penguins Give Pettersson an Extension This move gives the Pens an extended look at their promising young defender as moves into his prime. The former second-round pick from the Anaheim Ducks has one goal and 15 points in 50 games this year. He has a chance to...
12 hours ago
Fantasy Hockey: Sleepers Review

Fantasy Hockey: Sleepers Review

The All-Star break has come and gone, and it's the perfect time to look back at preseason fantasy hockey sleepers for the 2019-20 season. Below, you'll find a link to all four sleeper articles (one per division) from this past summer, plus an evaluation of their first-half performances. Some picks were right on the money. Some weren't. The analysis will be short and sweet given we'll be talking 31 players. Enjoy! Fantasy Hockey Sleepers Review Metropolitan Divison Fantasy Hockey Sleepers Metropolitan Division Link here. Carolina Hurricanes - Jaccob Slavin Jaccob Slavin has been okay in the...
13 hours ago
NHL Predictions: January 28th – Including Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues

NHL Predictions: January 28th – Including Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues

Welcome back to NHL Predictions. Every day Last Word on Hockey brings you a prediction and analysis of every game on the schedule. In the January 28th edition of NHL Predictions, we’ll cover two games. There will also be a featured game that is must-watch hockey. Today’s NHL Predictions featured game is the Calgary Flames vs the St. Louis Blues. NHL Predictions Buffalo Sabres vs. Ottawa Senators Head-to-Head: Sabres 1 - 1 Senators Immediately after the All-Star break is always an important time to examine the standings. By now, we usually have a pretty good idea of where a team is. The...
13 hours ago
NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers

NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers

It's time for another round of our NHL rumours. We take a look at who wants to sign a new deal and who is on the move. We're almost to the month of February and the trade deadline is later in that month. The NHL rumours are only going to grow by the day. Today we take a look at rumours focusing on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers. All NHL rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Toronto Maple Leafs Rumour: Mark Masters of TSN reports that defenceman Jake Muzzin would like to stay with the club. Muzzin is an unrestricted free...
22 hours ago
Hockey Canada Name Andre Tourigny New Head Coach

Hockey Canada Name Andre Tourigny New Head Coach

Hockey Canada announced today that Andre Tourigny is now the head coach for Canada’s National Junior Team. Tourigny is currently the head coach of the Ottawa 67's of the Ontario Hockey League. Andre Tourigny Hired By Team Canada Last year, Andre Tourigny served as an assistant coach this year with the gold medal-winning squad. Hockey Canada has now handed the reins over to Tourigny for next year's tournament. Andre Tourigny has almost 20 years of experience with coaching in the Quebec Minor Junior Hockey League and the Ontario Hockey League. Hockey Canada felt like he was the right choice...
Jan 27, 2020
Doug Wilson and his San Jose Sharks Selling History

Doug Wilson and his San Jose Sharks Selling History

The San Jose Sharks season, the 2019-20 version, is over in one sense. The team is not making the playoffs and without a playoff berth, there is no shot at a Stanley Cup. This is an unusual situation for Sharks general manager Doug Wilson. Typically teams are grouped into two parts beginning this time of year: those who believe they have a shot at the Stanley Cup and those who have no shot. This latter group looks to the future. The two groups create a trade market. Playoff hopefuls buy talent for this season from teams who sell talent in return for assets which may help in the future. Doug...
Jan 27, 2020
NHL Predictions: January 27th – Including Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens

NHL Predictions: January 27th – Including Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens

Welcome back to NHL Predictions, where the Last Word on Hockey team provides insight into all of today’s games. On Wednesday, January 27th’s edition of NHL Predictions, we’ll take a look at the six games in the return from the All-Star break. Today’s featured game is a battle between the Washington Capitals and Montreal Canadiens. NHL Predictions  Washington Capitals vs Montreal Canadiens  Head-to-Head: Capitals 0-1 Canadiens  Washington will be without leading goal-scorer Alex Ovechkin, who is suspended for skipping the All-Star Game without being injured. The Caps had come in...
Jan 27, 2020
NHL Rumours: Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks

NHL Rumours: Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks

NHL Rumours marches on after an exciting All-Star break. The trade deadline is now less than a month away and the market will likely pick up soon. Continue to check in with Last Word on Hockey for the best analysis as soon as news hits. Today's NHL rumours feature the Ottawa Senators, Minnesota Wild and Anaheim Ducks. NHL Rumours Ottawa Senators Rumour: The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reports that the Senators could be shopping defenceman Dylan DeMeloto teams that need help on the blueline. Analysis: DeMelo is a relatively new name on the market for Ottawa. Most of the talk has swirled...
Jan 26, 2020
Chicago Blackhawks Decade Of Decline

Chicago Blackhawks Decade Of Decline

The Chicago Blackhawks Decade of decline began back in the 2009-10 season. That season would see the Blackhawks win their first Stanley Cup in 49 years. It was by far the greatest season ever for the Original Six franchise. That night in Philadelphia when Patrick Kane made the shot of his young life brought both cheers and tears of joy to the eyes of Blackhawks fans everywhere. That season would also begin a decade like no other for the hockey fans in the city of Chicago. What followed was three Cups in six seasons for the team. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse after the last...
Jan 26, 2020
NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets

NHL Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets

It's time for another dose of our NHL rumorus as we're less than a month away from the start of trade deadline. Teams are jockeying for players that will get their clubs over the hump. Lots of names will be in play, including some uncommon names. Today our NHL rumours focus on the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Columbus Blue Jackets. All NHL rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. NHL Rumours Toronto Maple Leafs Rumour: Piggybacking off of Bob McKenzie's interview on TSN 1050, there are only a handful of players considered untouchable by the club....
Jan 25, 2020
Jimmy Howard Struggles Sum Up Detroit Red Wings Season

Jimmy Howard Struggles Sum Up Detroit Red Wings Season

Both Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings are enduring one of the worst seasons in recent memory. The Red Wings have a 12-35-4 record and 28 points so far this season, which is 13 points behind both the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings for second-worst in the NHL. Detroit's poor play has its fans harkening back to the days of the "Dead Wings" era that spanned from 1967-1982. The team has surrendered the most goals with 199 and scored the least with 109. It's been bad all the way around for Detroit this season. The defence is struggling to stop opponents, and few players other than...
Jan 25, 2020
NHL Rumours: Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks

NHL Rumours: Carolina Hurricanes, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Vancouver Canucks

Welcome back to the Last Word on Hockey NHL rumours. The deadline is fast approaching and teams will now have an idea if they are buying or selling come February 24th. Lots of rumours are swirling about because of it. Today we will be looking at the Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. NHL Rumours Carolina Hurricanes Rumour: In Pierre LeBrun's most recent article, he notes that the Hurricanes were going into the deadline looking to add a more defensive-minded defenceman. This is even more so after Dougie Hamilton's recent injury. Analysis: It always seems like...
Jan 25, 2020
NHL Rumours: New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins

NHL Rumours: New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins

The NHL season is midway through and things are heating up. This has sparked plenty of NHL rumours, adding to the excitement of the mid-season. As long as NHL rumours remain around, Last Word on Hockey will look to keep fans up to date. Today, we will cover rumours surrounding the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Boston Bruins. NHL Rumours New York Rangers Rumour: Per Sportsnet's Luke Fox, the Rangers are not actively pursuing a contract extension with favorite-trade-target Chris Kreider. https://twitter.com/lukefoxjukebox/status/1220761533258641408?s=20 Analysis: This comes as no...