Puck Drop Preview: 2021-22 Tampa Bay Lightning

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Welcome to our latest series here at Last Word on Hockey. The Puck Drop Preview series takes you through each team as the season is fast approaching. The preview will focus on the narratives surrounding the team ending last year, during the offseason, and heading into the 2021-22 season. Puck Drop Preview also focuses on what […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Roster Different with New Look Third Line

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have a tall task ahead of them this season if they want a three-peat. After losing the Yanni Gourde line – which featured Gourde, Barclay Goodrow and Blake Coleman – they have a massive hole to fill. That line was arguably the key to their back-to-back titles, as they could be […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Re-sign Alex Barre-Boulet

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The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed forward Alex Barre-Boulet to a three-year deal at league minimum. His first year of the contract has a two-way clause while the final two years are one-way. We have signed forward Alex Barre-Boulet to a three-year contract worth $758,333 AAV. 📝: https://t.co/rYnKUzEhyv pic.twitter.com/qleVF2PxZB — Tampa Bay Lightning (@TBLightning) July […] READ MORE


Tampa Bay Lightning Black Aces

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With the announcement of the NHL’s Return to Play plan, the 24 eligible NHL teams are preparing for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Tampa Bay Lightning are one of those teams. Last Word on Hockey continues with its Black Aces series, examining teams’ spare players that could make an impact this summer. Today’s installment looks […] READ MORE


2019 Top NHL Prospects: 80 – 61

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf NHL Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top NHL prospects. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


TSP: Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects

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Welcome to the 2019 Top Shelf Prospects series. As we go through the Summer of 2019 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


QMJHL Regular Season Ends; Three Teams in CHL Top 10

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The QMJHL regular season ended on a particularly high note for three teams who made the final CHL Top 10 Rankings: The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (#3), Acadie-Bathurst Titan (#6) and Halifax Mooseheads (#9). Accordingly, all three teams have qualified for playoffs, which get underway March 22 with a first-round match-up between this year’s West Division Champions the […] READ MORE


One Week To Go: 2018 QMJHL Playoff Picture

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The top players in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League include Anaheim Ducks second- rounder Maxime Comtois, Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Alex-Barré Boulet and 2018 NHL Draft prospects Joe Veleno and Noah Dobson. The bigger headline might be the team who didn’t qualify for this year’s playoffs: the Saint John Sea Dogs. They won the 2011 Memorial […] READ MORE