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TORONTO, ON - JULY 23:  Newly appointed Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Lou Lamoriello and Leafs President Brendan Shanahan address the media at the Air Canada Centre on July 23. 2015.
Brian B. Bettencourt / Toronto Star Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star        (Brian B. Bettencourt/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Are the Toronto Maple Leafs Back on Track?

The Toronto Maple Leafs look like they are on to something after decades of losing and endless promises. The 18-wheeler went off the cliff and crashed and burned last season to the point where less people were coming to games and jerseys were tossed onto the ice. Team President Brendan Shanahan had seen enough and the Leafs brain trust has…


2003 Season: Roberto Luongo.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Call to the Hall: Florida Panthers

Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the franchise. Check out the previous…


ALLISTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 7: Former Philadelphia Flyers player Brian Propp #26 during a Flyers NHL Alumni Game on September 7, 2011 at Nottawasaga Sports Complex in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Last Word with Philadelphia Flyers Legend Brian Propp

This interview is with former Philadelphia Flyers left wing Brian Propp, who ranks first or in the top three in most offensive categories in team history. I’d like to thank Mr. Propp again for his willingness to answer my questions. Last Word with Philadelphia Flyers Legend Brian Propp Jake Aferiat: You still seem incredibly involved with the Flyers, be it…


NHL 06

A Decade Later, NHL 06 Remains EA’s Best

With the ten-year anniversary of EA Sports’ NHL 06 coming up next month, I figured now to be the perfect time for a trip down memory lane and a look back at the game that most people of a certain age view as EA’s series-defining effort. The fall of 2005 was a big year not only for the NHL, which was…


TORONTO, ON - MARCH 19  - Leafs' goalie Jonathan Bernier deflects the puck in third period action between Toronto Maple Leafs and San Jose Sharks, March 19, 2015.        (Bernard Weil/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Maple Leafs sign Jonathan Bernier to Two-Year Extension

After the Toronto Maple Leafs and goaltender Jonathan Bernier had an arbitration hearing on Friday, the parties have settled their differences prior to receiving a ruling from the arbitrator.  Bernier and the team have agreed to a two-year contract extension, keeping Bernier from hitting unrestricted free agency next summer.  According to reports the deal is worth $8.3 million, or $4.15…


EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 24: Jordan Eberle #14 of the Edmonton Oilers in action against the Phoenix Coyotes during an NHL game at Rexall Place on January 24, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Call to the Hall: Edmonton Oilers

Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the franchise. Check out the previous…


DETROIT, MI - APRIL 21: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings gets ready for a face off during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 21, 2015 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Wings defeated the Lightning 3-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Call to the Hall: Detroit Red Wings

Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the franchise. Check out the previous…


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