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during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on February 21, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Call to the Hall: Tampa Bay Lightning

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…

during Game Two of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.

NHL’s 30 in 30: Tampa Bay Lightning

For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to get better and improve upon…

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On The Powerplay – Stanley Cup, Calder Cup, and Nomad Coyotes

This week the boys discuss the Stanley Cup Final, the AHL’s Calder Cup Final, and the situation with the possibly nomadic Arizona Coyotes.


Steven Stamkos Extension: Yzerman’s Number One Priority

Just days after the Tampa Bay Lightning were defeated by the Chicago in game six of the Stanley Cup final, General Manager Steve Yzerman isn’t hiding where his priorities lie. In fact, he just came out and said it, point blank. “I’d like to get Steven Stamkos signed to an extension, that’s my number one priority.” – Steve Yzerman Stamkos,…

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15:  Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks shakes hands with Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning after the Blackhawks won Game Six by a score of 2-0 to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center  on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Tampa Bay Lightning Aren’t Going Anywhere

“Nobody ever remembers who finished second.” It’s a common adage in sports culture. The phrase is meant to inspire an individual or a team to perform at their highest possible level to ensure victory. In a world as results-oriented as sports is, finishing first is all that matters. Winning is all that matters. But in some cases, that statement can…

TAMPA, FL - JUNE 06: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates into the zone as Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks defends during Game Two of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on June 6, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Victor Hedman: The Picture of Patience

Victor Hedman developed slower than anticipated and left fans wanting more. But it’s safe to say the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs have been Hedman’s breakout party.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 01:  The Stanley Cup trophy sits on a table during a ceremony before the Chicago Blackhawks tsake on the Washington Capitals at the United Center on October 1, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Capitals 6-4.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

LWOS 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final Preview

After a long off-season, 82 regular season games, and three tough, exciting rounds of the playoffs, it all comes down to this: the Tampa Bay Lightning versus the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final. LWOS 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final Preview Every Stanley Cup Final has its own unique tone, it’s own story, and at first glance the tale…

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