OTPP: NHL Off-Season Frenzy

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. This week the boys get into the NHL Off-season frenzy. […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Still Have Work To Do

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The Chicago Blackhawks have been pretty busy since the offseason started. They dumped Bryan Bickell‘s obnoxious salary cap hit in a two player trade with Teuvo Teravainen and traded versatile agitator Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens. Many fans cringed as they got the news that Teravainen and Shaw were dealt away. Seeing loved players […] READ MORE


Andrew Ladd Signs With the Islanders

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Unrestricted free agent left winger Andrew Ladd signed an seven-year, $38.5 million contract with the  New York Islanders. Ladd, 30, the only captain of the Winnipeg Jets since the franchise arrived from Atlanta, was a hot commodity at the 2016 NHL trade deadline. Nearly a week before the deadline, the Chicago Blackhawks re-acquired Ladd, giving him a […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Free Agency Preview

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I know. You’re still down about a certain 26-year old who happens to be one of the best pure goal scorers of this generation not making this July 1st a memorable one. You’re still shocked and/or flipping tables about the Oilers trading Taylor Hall for a defenseman that has outscored just five out of 122 […] READ MORE


Potential Landing Spots for Andrew Ladd

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Now that the top dog in free agency Steven Stamkos has re-signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning, it’s time to start looking at potential landing spots for the next wave of UFA’s. A two-time Stanley Cup champion, Andrew Ladd is one of the more prominent names seeking a home on July 1. Potential Landing Spots for Andrew Ladd Teams know what […] READ MORE


LWOS Predicts 2016 NHL Free Agency

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The NHL off-season is just around the corner and one of its highlights is free agency buzz. Hockey fans alike want to know which players might move, and who their team might be in the market for. The LWOS Hockey Department deliberated, and we collectively present our predictions for the 2016 NHL free agency period. LWOS Predicts […] READ MORE


Blackhawks Clinch Playoff Berth: Cup to Come?

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The Chicago Blackhawks clinch a playoff berth for the eighth consecutive season as they survived their Easter weekend in Canada. Powered by Andrew Ladd and the return of Marcus Kruger, they won back-to-back games against the Calgary Flames and the Vancouver Canucks. Blackhawks Clinch Playoff Berth With Scott Darling in net once again, it was the […] READ MORE


OTPP 2016 NHL Trade Deadline Edition

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Powerplay with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. In this episode Dave and Ben break down all the big […] READ MORE


Winnipeg Jets Have Hit a Home Run with Andrew Ladd Trade

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The Winnipeg Jets have hit a home run with the Andrew Ladd trade to the Chicago Blackhawks. Having said that, this deal also works very well for Chicago. The Hawks are at a time and place where it’s about winning the Stanley Cup. Chicago is in a period where they have a window for championships […] READ MORE