NHL Point Leaders Halted With Season Stoppage

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The stoppage of the 2019–20 NHL season could rob most of the league’s point leaders of hitting the century mark. Seven players were on pace to reach 100 points. Six more were scoring at a pace of just under 100 total points, needing a burst in their final dozen or so games. Use this guide […] READ MORE



2016 IIHF World Championship Playoff Preview

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The 2016 IIHF World Championship is currently taking place in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary round of the tournament ended yesterday and the top four teams of Group A and Group B advanced to the playoff round, which will begin tomorrow. The teams that will participate in the playoff round are Czech Republic, Russia, […] READ MORE


Predictions for the 2015-16 Calder Trophy

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The 2015-16 NHL season is coming to a close and what better way to cap off the year by taking a look at the front runners for the NHL Award winners? The Awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, does not take place until after the Stanley Cup has been hoisted, but there is no harm in getting our predictions in now. For a look back on yesterday's article on the GM of the Year, click here. The Calder Memorial Trophy is an annual award given to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League. READ MORE



Blackhawks Rookies Proving Their Value

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The first time doing something can be stressful but add moving away from home and playing in front of thousands of fans and that stress can go through the roof. So naturally, NHL rookies may seem a little nerve-racked and that can affect their game on the ice. But if the Chicago Blackhawks 2015-2016 rookies […] READ MORE


NHL Mid-Season Awards: The Calder Trophy

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With the first half of the 2015-16 NHL season in the books, it’s time to start handing out the hardware. The LWOS hockey department has come together to give you our picks for the major NHL awards, starting will a full breakdown of the Hart followed by the Calder and the staff’s picks for the rest of […] READ MORE


The Best UFA Signings of the 2015-16 NHL Campaign

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We’re about a quarter way through the NHL season, and while some UFA’s from this summer are letting their teams down, others are enjoying great success and becoming essential commodities to their respective teams. Let’s take a look at the best UFA singings through the quarter point of the 2015-16 campaign. The Best UFA Signings […] READ MORE


2015-16 Calder Trophy Race: Approaching The Quarter Pole

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As we reach the quarter pole of the NHL season, as we approach 20 games played for each team, we have seen a number of strong rookie performances and a number of contenders emerge in the Calder Trophy Race. The collarbone injury suffered by pre-season favourite Connor McDavid, has taken him out of action for several […] READ MORE


TSP: Chicago Blackhawks Prospects

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Welcome to the 2015 edition of Top Shelf Prospects.  As the summer progresses, I will be featuring each NHL team’s top prospects, following the order of the first round of the 2015 NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) —you can find all the articles here. Because we already published an extensive NHL Draft preview, I […] READ MORE