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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.

MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 15:  The Canadiens celebrate their victory over the New York Rangers during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on October 15, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Canadiens defeated the Rangers 3-0 and for the first time in franchise history, the Canadiens have won five games in a row to start the season.  (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The NHL At The Quarter Pole: Atlantic 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…

TORONTO, ON - NOVEMBER 08: Sergei Fedorov celebrates his first period goal at the Legends Classic game at the Air Canada Centre on November 8, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

2015 HHOF Induction Profile: Sergei Fedorov

The Hockey Hall of Fame is welcoming seven new members into its prestigious halls on Monday, November 9, 2015. Join us here at Last Word On Sports as we take an in depth look at the new inductees. We continue the series with one of the best two-way forwards of the 1990s and 2000s, Sergei Fedorov. 2015 HHOF INDUCTION PROFILE: CHRIS PRONGER The…

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 06:  Detroit Red Wings Nick Lidstrom jersey retirement ceremony at Joe Louis Arena on March 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

2015 HHOF Induction Profile: Nicklas Lidstrom

The Hockey Hall of Fame is welcoming seven new members into its prestigious halls on Monday, November 9, 2015. Join us here at Last Word On Sports as we take an in depth look at the new inductees. We continue the series with one of the smartest defensemen to ever lace them up, Nicklas Lidstrom. Perfect. No one on this…


New Coach, New Era for Red Wings Hockey

The Mike Babcock era in Detroit was, by all accounts, successful. In his ten seasons as head coach, the Red Wings enjoyed ten playoff appearances, a 58.2% regular season win percentage (64.9% points percentage), two Presidents’ Trophies, two conference championships, and a Stanley Cup championship. How could anyone ask for more? Even before Babcock’s departure to the Toronto Maple Leafs,…

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OTPP: McDavid and Price Injuries, Canada’s Coaches, & HHOF Inductees

This week the boys look at high profile injuries to Connor McDavid and Carey Price; Team Canada’s coaches, the Olympics, and HHOF Inductees.

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 22:  Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings moves under pressure from Lubomir Visnovsky #76 of the Chicago Blackhawks
during a preseason game at the United Center on September 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Examining Dylan Larkin’s First Eleven Games

The ten-game mark has come and gone for all 30 NHL teams. For many rookies looking to prove their worth, it is a very important time for both the player and management in making sure the talent is truly ready to play in arguably the greatest hockey league talent-wise in the world. Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Noah Hanifin, Nikolaj Ehlers,…

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