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DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 17:  Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings controls the puck against Gabriel Landeskog #92 of the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on October 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

A Look Ahead to the Red Wings/Avalanche 2016 Stadium Series

The Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche – as well as alumni players from 1996 to 2002 – will meet at Coors Field in the last weekend of February in the 2016 NHL Stadium Series.

at Verizon Center on November 21, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Must See: Dmitry Orlov Scores ‘Magic’ Goal Against Avalanche

Washington Capitals defenceman Dmitry Orlov put on an on-ice magic show at the Verizon Center on Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche, making the puck disappear and reappear in the bottom of the net. Well, not actually. Orlov made his way through the o-zone, dragged the puck beautifully between his legs and walked past two Avs defenders to put a…

during a preseason game at American Airlines Center on September 29, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

The NHL at the Quarter Mark: Central Division

The 20 game mark in the NHL season is usually a time when the strengths and weaknesses of a club have been fully exposed, giving not only team executives but also fans time to ruminate on where their franchise needs to improve.

The LWOS hockey department has done the same, taking a division-by-division snapshot of where each team is at at the quarter pole, and where they are heading as a result.

Next up is the Central Division covered by Cristiano Simonetta and Charlie Clarke.

Patrick Marleau

OTPP: Marleau Rumors, Duchene Rumors, Abdelkader contract and More

This week the boys discuss the Patrick Marleau rumors, the Matt Duchene and Jarome Iginla rumors, Justin Abdelkader’s new contract and more.

CALGARY, AB - MARCH 23: Karri Ramo #31 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 23, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames defeated the Avalanche 3-2. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

MUST SEE: Karri Ramo takes mid-game warm-up

The 2015-16 pre-season has given fans some great moments. Truth be told, we’ve all been without hockey for too long. Pre-season marks the beginning of a ritual that everyone partakes in; we bring out the gear, we place the flags on our cars, and most importantly, we analyze the ever-loving heck out of meaningless games meant to evaluate top prospects…

Jaromir Jagr

OTPP: Kane Developments, Jagr’s Legend Grows, Pacioretty Captaincy and More

Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. Its been a crazy week in the Patrick Kane investigation.  Dave and Ben review the craziness…

PA Parenteau

P.A. Parenteau’s Chance for Redemption with Maple Leafs

It was a rough end to the 2014-15 for Pierre Alexandre Parenteau. A concussion knocked him out for nearly two months, he struggled to find a spot in the line-up when he was healthy. There wasn’t much going for the 32-year-old winger. When it came to head coach Michel Therrien, it was evident where the root of the problems came…

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