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CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 25: Bob Hartley (C) of the Calgary Flames celebrates their sixth goal with his players in their game against the Vancouver Canucks in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Saddledome on April 25, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Todd Korol/Getty Images)

Series Recap: Canucks Versus Flames

As the regular season has come to an end, Last Word On Sports analyzes every playoff series heading into this week’s action. In the first installment, we take a look at the matchups in five categories: Offense, defense, goaltending, coaching and special teams. We also run down the players to look out for and give our final assessment on how…


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New York Station Reporting NHL Switching to Best-of-9; Jets Fans Euphoric

Editors Note: The Picture above is real, and it was reported by NBC 4 in New York, that Nassau Coliseum could host Game 8 of the Islanders First round series.  The article below is our satirical take on this headline.   New York Station Reporting NHL Switching to Best-of-9; Jets Fans Euphoric The National Hockey League made an unexpected and…


CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 25:  Duncan Keith #2 of the Chicago Blackhawks (L) celebrates his game-winning goal in the third period against the Nashville Predators with Brent Seabrook #7, Brandon Sadd #20 and Marian Hossa #81 in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 25, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Predators 4-3 to win the series.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Series Recap: Predators Versus Blackhawks

As the regular season has come to an end, Last Word On Sports analyzes every playoff series. In the first installment, we take a look at the matchups in five categories: Offense, defense, goaltending, coaching and special teams. We also run down the players to look out for and give our final assessment on how the series will pan out….


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Breaking News: Hockey is Colorblind

A local Chicago news station may have been a bit too eager to report the Chicago Blackhawks’ Game 6 victory over the Nashville Predators tonight. The Blackhawks (often affectionately known as the Hawks) won 4-3 at home, to eliminate the Predators. The news station, however, may have missed the memo on the team’s nickname – as well as what jerseys…


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Quick Rebuild: Can the Sabres be in the 2016 Playoffs?

Looking at the Buffalo Sabres for the last two seasons, at the bottom of the NHL, many would think that the team’s rebuild and ascent up the standings will take some time.  However, a look at recent NHL history suggests a playoff spot need not be that far away.  In recent years the Florida Panthers, Montreal Canadiens, Colorado Avalanche, and…


Boston Bruins v Florida Panthers

Taking Positives From A Very Negative Bruins Season

We’re well into the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but things, or lack thereof, seem particularly unusual for Boston Bruins fans. For the first time in 8 years, the Bruins failed to qualify for the playoffs, forcing CEO Charlie Jacobs and President Cam Neely to revoke Peter Chiarelli of his duties as General Manager. Taking Positives From A…


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The Moral Decay of the Montreal Canadiens

When hockey fans are greeted by the sight of Yvan Cournoyer, Henri Richard, and other great Habs oldtimers on opening night each season, they remember a Montreal Canadiens franchise defined by composure and class. As was incredibly poignant in the team’s Game 5 defeat last night on home ice, both of those traits have long since left the still-proud Habs organization….


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