What To Do with Marc Staal

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Earlier this week, the New York Rangers traded Derick Brassard and a seventh round pick for Mika Zabanejad and a second round draft pick. This trade was a win in almost every category for the Rangers. They got a player who is six-years younger, bigger, and plays on the penalty kill. The Rangers also gained an […] READ MORE


New York Rangers Expansion Draft Predictions

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In June next year, the NHL will have the first expansion draft since 2000. While the new franchise in Las Vegas may not have a name yet, they will be hitting the ice in the 2017-2018 season. The new club must select at least one player from each existing franchise in the expansion draft. However, […] READ MORE


L.A. Kings Getting the Bounces as they Lead 3-0 in Stanley Cup Final

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Editor’s Note: The following was written by new LWOS writer Robbie Jefferson. You can follow him on Twitter at (@robbedy) After watching Madison Square Garden clear out faster than the subway car a homeless guy just peed in, Ranger fans went catatonic. Bounces, is a word you’re hearing a lot in postgame recaps and with […] READ MORE


Undrafted and Late Round Picks Shine for Kings and Rangers

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With the NHL draft approaching, much of the attention surrounding the draft is being paid to those who will likely be selected in the first round, as usual, specifically the “big four” of 2014: Aaron Ekblad, Sam Bennett, Sam Reinhart, and Leon Draisaitl. While most of the high draft choices are no-brainer type picks, I’m […] READ MORE


Defensive Debate: PK Subban or Ryan McDonagh?

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As has been pointed out consistently throughout the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens, PK Subban and Ryan McDonagh could have been teammates. McDonagh was originally drafted by the Canadiens, and could well be playing alongside Subban on the side of the ice that has more red than blue and […] READ MORE


Dan Girardi Signs 6-Year Extension with The Rangers

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Scratch one of the names off the NHL trade bait list, as reports have surfaced that the New York Rangers have agreed on a six-year extension with Dan Girardi, worth $33 million.  The deal breaks down to have an AAV or Cap hit of $5.5 million per season.  Girardi was scheduled to become a free […] READ MORE


NHL Trade Bait: The Defencemen

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The NHL’s Olympic Roster Freeze has now been lifted, and teams have until 3:00 p.m. on March 5th to make their moves before the NHL’s trade deadline.  This is expected to be a very active trade deadline, with a number of high profile players potentially finding themselves in new homes.  This week, I look around […] READ MORE


Tape to Tape Episode 4 – Trade Rumors, Power Rankings, Game Previews

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We at LWOS are always looking for new and innovative ways to bring our fans more coverage of the sports they love. And so today we launch Episode #4 of our  hockey podcast, “Tape to Tape” featuring LWOS Hockey Analysts, Chicago-native brothers Dom and Cristian Simonetta. This week’s episode features the two brothers analyzing the […] READ MORE


Glen Sather and The Henrik Lundqvist Dilemma

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WARNING: This column may aggravate and astound you.  Please read in a seated position. After a conversation with a friend recently, I have come to the conclusion that, the unspeakable thought that all of us watching New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist at break up day last spring might not be as bad as was […] READ MORE


Warning Shots: Canucks and Rangers fans Discuss Early Days of Torts/Vigneault

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*co-authored with Ken Hill* Two of our writers here at Last Word on Sports have been exchanging emails this week.  Since their respective favourite clubs have pretty much traded coaches, we figured it might be amusing to hack in and spy on the on-going conversation periodically, with their permission of course.  Here’s the first of […] READ MORE