LWOS 2016 NHL Draft Grades

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2015 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for […] READ MORE


Flames Fire Bob Hartley

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Last summer, Bob Hartley was standing on a shiny stage in Las Vegas, making jokes with Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau while holding a Jack Adams award for his work behind the bench with the pesky Calgary Flames (45-30-7). He got them to the postseason for the first time since 2009 in addition to winning […] READ MORE


NHL Draft Lottery: Laine First Overall?

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With the NHL draft lottery just around the corner, could a team draft Patrik Laine first overall?  There is increasing speculation on who will be the number one overall selection.  Auston Matthews has been on the top of many draft boards throughout the year but by no means is he the consensus top pick.  Matthews […] READ MORE


NHL Wild Card and Lottery Races

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With just a month left in the regular season, it’s a good time to break down the NHL wild card and lottery races. In terms of the Eastern Conference, neither the current wild team, the Detroit Red Wings, nor Pittsburgh Penguins should feel secure. In terms of the Western Conference, it’s a two team race […] READ MORE


John-Michael Liles Traded

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The Carolina Hurricanes have traded John-Michael Liles to the Boston Bruins in exchange for prospect Anthony Camara, a 3rd-round, and a 5th-round pick. As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun, CAR gets 3rd, 5th and Anthony Camara for Liles: https://t.co/W7WPxrxRTP — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 29, 2016 John-Michael Liles Traded The 35-year old defenseman has had a relatively successful […] READ MORE


Eric Gelinas Traded to Colorado

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The New Jersey Devils have traded Eric Gelinas to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for 2017 third round draft pick. Eric Gelinas from NJ to Colorado for a 3rd round pick.#NHLTrade — John Shannon (@JSportsnet) February 29, 2016 Gelinas had played in 34 games for the Devils this season and in those had one goal […] READ MORE



Maple Leafs send Shawn Matthias to Avalanche

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On Sunday, the Toronto Maple Leafs struck up yet another trade, this time with the Colorado Avalanche.  The Leafs sent forward Shawn Matthias to the Avs for a 2016 4th Round Draft pick and forward Colin Smith. Maple Leafs send Shawn Matthias to Avalanche With Matthias being dealt, the Maple Leafs have cleared the remaining […] READ MORE



MUST SEE: Jarome Iginla Nets 600th Goal

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It took a few games, but Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla, known more colloquially as “Iggy,” finally joined the pantheon of some of the greatest goalscorers in NHL history when he potted his 600th against the Los Angeles Kings last night. MUST SEE: Jarome Iginla Nets 600th Goal While it wasn’t he prettiest goal […] READ MORE