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


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


TSP: Top Affiliated NHL Prospects: Part 3 (60-41)

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 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


TSP: Top Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 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



OHL Playoffs: Go Big or Go Home

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The Ontario Hockey League playoffs started with a bang on March 22nd. Big margins of victory were a recurring theme. The Mississauga Steelheads, Owen Sound Attack and Hamilton Bulldogs all emerged as big winners this weekend. But it was all mere child’s play compared to the Soo Greyhounds 8-0 shutout of the Saginaw Spirit. OHL […] READ MORE


World Juniors: Team Canada Selection Camp Roster Named

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The 2018 World Junior Championships are right around the corner. Team Canada named their selection camp roster today, bringing in 18 forwards, 10 defencemen and 4 goaltenders. The 32-man camp roster will eventually need to be whittled down to a 23-man final roster, likely 13 forwards, seven defenceman and three goaltenders. It is possible that Canada […] READ MORE


TSP: Tampa Bay Lightning Prospects

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Welcome to the 2017 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”. During the summer, I will feature a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. Since we had an extensive NHL […] READ MORE