The NHL at the Quarter Mark: Central Division

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The 20 game mark in the NHL season is usually a time when the strengths and weaknesses of a club have been fully exposed, giving not only team executives but also fans time to ruminate on where their franchise needs to improve. The LWOS hockey department has done the same, taking a division-by-division snapshot of where each team is at at the quarter pole, and where they are heading as a result. Next up is the Central Division covered by Cristiano Simonetta and Charlie Clarke. READ MORE



MUST SEE: Karri Ramo takes mid-game warm-up

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The 2015-16 pre-season has given fans some great moments. Truth be told, we’ve all been without hockey for too long. Pre-season marks the beginning of a ritual that everyone partakes in; we bring out the gear, we place the flags on our cars, and most importantly, we analyze the ever-loving heck out of meaningless games […] READ MORE


OTPP: Kane Developments, Jagr’s Legend Grows, Pacioretty Captaincy and More

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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. Its been a crazy week in the Patrick Kane investigation.  Dave […] READ MORE


P.A. Parenteau’s Chance for Redemption with Maple Leafs

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It was a rough end to the 2014-15 for Pierre Alexandre Parenteau. A concussion knocked him out for nearly two months, he struggled to find a spot in the line-up when he was healthy. There wasn’t much going for the 32-year-old winger. When it came to head coach Michel Therrien, it was evident where the […] READ MORE


Avalanche Signs Erik Johnson to a Seven-Year Deal

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The Colorado Avalanche have locked up a key part of their core, signing star defenceman Erik Johnson to a seven-year contract. According to Andy Strickland, the deal is for $42 million ($6 million AAV) and comes with a modified no-trade clause. Erik johnson signs 7 yr extension with #Avs $6 mill per #NHL — Andy […] READ MORE


TSP: 2015 NHL Organizational Prospect Rankings

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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


Puck Drop Preview: 2015-16 Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2015-16, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


TSP: Colorado Avalanche Prospects

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Welcome to the 2015 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2015 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. I will be following the order […] READ MORE


Call to the Hall: Colorado Avalanche

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the […] READ MORE