Hockey

  • Buffalo Sabres v Detroit Red Wings

    Daniel Alfredsson Suffers Setback in Training; Wings Will Wait

    Daniel Alfredsson will not be at Detroit Red Wings training camp when it opens later this week, but don’t rule out him playing for the team this season.  Alfredsson hasn’t officially...

  • Montreal Canadiens, captain

    Montreal Canadiens go into 2014-2015 with four leaders, no captain

    According to TVA Sports, RDS and La Presse, the Montreal Canadiens will enter the 2014-2015 NHL regular season without a captain. Former captain Brian Gionta’s contract with the Canadiens expired in...

  • Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Colorado Avalanche

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our...

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    2014-15 QMJHL East Division Preview

    Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  While teams have actually played their...

  • Washington Capitals v Nashville Predators

    2014 Fantasy Hockey Draft Preparation – Part Two

    In part one of our 2014 Fantasy Hockey Draft Preparation, we gave a general overview on how fantasy drafting works, some shrewd strategies, as well as highlighted a few players that...

  • Chicago Blackhawks v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Five

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-2015 Chicago Blackhawks

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our...

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    2014-15 QMJHL Maritime Preview

    Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  While teams have actually played their...

  • Montreal Canadiens v Dallas Stars

    Dallas Stars Hungry For Playoff Return

    The Dallas Stars had a decent season last year in the National Hockey League standings, finishing fifth in the Central Division and qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in...

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    25 Worst Maple Leafs of the Last 15 Years: Part Two #14-1

    Here is the finale to the countdown of the 25 worst Maple Leafs of the past 15 years. Many disagreed with some of the selections (namely Hal Gill and Alex Ponikarovsky)...

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v Columbus Blue Jackets - Game Six

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Metropolitan Division

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our...

  • New York Rangers v Anaheim Ducks

    Meet a New Canuck: Derek Dorsett

    Meet a new Canuck is a feature Markus Meyer (@Markus_Meyer27) and I will be running throughout the off-season as an introduction to the newest members of the Vancouver Canucks. Up next: Derek Dorsett Derek...

  • New York Islanders v Washington Capitals

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Washington Capitals

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our...

  • NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 08:  Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets plays against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on March 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

    No Shortage of RFAs in Need of Deals as Training Camps Approach

    With NHL training camps just around the corner, there is a long list of young RFAs who do not have a contract going into the season. Players like Ryan Johansen, Jaden...

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    2014-15 NHL Rule Changes

    Once again, the National Hockey League has made some minor rule “tweaks” ahead of their new season.  The tweaks deal with things like face-offs, diving, some minor penalties, the size of...

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    What Are “Chokers”: The San Jose Sharks Playoff Failures

    In the first round of the 2013-14 NHL playoffs, the San Jose Sharks were eliminated by the Los Angeles Kings in seven games for the second straight year. But what made the...

  • New York Rangers  v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Seven

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers...

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    The Business of Hockey in Canada

    We at LWOS are always on the hunt for the most relevant, interesting infographics to give our regular readers. Today we present you a fantastic infographic prepared by Christyne Kavanagh and...

  • Anaheim Ducks v Montreal Canadiens

    Former Habs Captain and Finnish Legend Saku Koivu Retires

    “Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey, first in Finland and then in the NHL, I feel truly blessed and fulfilled. I have been contemplating retirement for quite some...

  • Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers

    Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers...

  • EDMONTON, ALTA.: DECEMBER, 25, 2011: —Edmonton Welcomes the World —Team Canada for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship pose for a team photo before their practice skate at Rexall Place in Edmonton on December 25, 2011. (Ryan Jackson / Edmon

    Bizarre Hockey Incidents

    Most people have an agenda when they watch sports, and hockey fans are certainly not the exception. Some watch for the physical nature of the sport, waiting for the next big...

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