Montreal Canadiens Ride Hot Start to Game 2 Victory

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Wednesday night saw the Montreal Canadiens win Game 2 of their Stanley Cup Semifinal series against the Vegas Golden Knights by a score of 3-2. The beginning of the game was dominated by injury-related storylines. Chandler Stephenson served as a late scratch for Vegas with an unapparent injury. Meanwhile, it was Jeff Petry returning to […] READ MORE




Digging Into the Tanner Pearson Deal

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The Vancouver Canucks officially announced the signing of Tanner Pearson and Thatcher Demko today. Both being made together despite the time difference implies the team is done with their free-agent deals. Certainly, until the trade deadline is complete, anyway.  That is just as well, given the general reception to Pearson’s signing. Tanner Pearson Breakdown No, […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks Jim Benning Tenure – Year Six

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Okay, so the Vancouver Canucks didn’t reach the playoffs, even with their expensive veteran signings. The injury bug bit again, especially on their defence. It’s something of a recurring theme of the Jim Benning tenure, which can be an excuse (see also: Year Five). It’s also damning evidence that the team is too shallow to […] READ MORE



Montreal’s Tyler Toffoli Out With Injury vs Canucks

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Tyler Toffoli has been listed as day-to-day and will out of the lineup for the Montreal Canadiens game Saturday against Vancouver. Dominique Ducharme says Tyler Toffoli got hurt at the end of the game last night, so he is out. He is day to day, lower body. Artturi Lehkonen is coming in, also Victor Mete […] READ MORE


2020-21 NHL Statistics Unreliable Outlier

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The Toronto Maple Leafs swept the Edmonton Oilers in their three-game series ending March 3, to everyone’s surprise. It was announced soon after that this was officially the Leafs’ best start in team history. That’s great for the team and their fans – and also completely irrelevant, just like all other 2020-21 NHL season statistics. […] READ MORE



Puck Talk Live Podcast: Episode 59 – Best NHL Offseason Acquisitions

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LWOS writers Logan Rosengard and Noah Foster, along with good friend Raffi Sarrafian, discuss news, updates, and more surrounding the most entertaining league in North America, the NHL! We post shows every Friday at noon CST, anywhere you get your podcasts. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, @pucktalklivepodcast.  Puck Talk Live Podcast: Episode 59 […] READ MORE