WJHC: Canada Comes Out Flat

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Flat – that’s the only way to characterize the way Canada started today’s matchup. After a decidedly dominant outing yesterday versus Denmark, Canada quickly found themselves up against it versus a rested Swiss club, who came out hard and fast in the first period, and never let up. The Swiss club’s intensity was either matched, or […] READ MORE


WJHC: Canada Must Show More Urgency

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Canada’s World Junior team dropped its Boxing Day match versus the Ron Wilson-coached U.S. squad in decidedly underwhelming fashion. With our tryptophan-induced comas slowly wearing off, turkey-stuffed Canadians across the nation settled in front of their shiny new flat screens in anticipation of a classic battle against their North American rivals to the south. WJHC: Canada […] READ MORE


2016 World Juniors: Players to Watch in Pool A

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The pre-tournament games are in the books, and teams are making their final preparations for the 2016 World Juniors taking place from December 26, 2015 through January 5, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. Today we take a look at players to watch in Group A.  Group A will be playing the round robin portion of the […] READ MORE


2015-16 OHL Mid-West Division Preview

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects.  It’s that time again, major junior hockey is back and we’re here to preview the new season for you.  The QMJHL kicked off their new season on September 10th, while things are set to start on September 24th in the OHL and WHL. With that in mind we will start […] READ MORE


Dylan Strome – Prospect Watch 15/16

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When the 2015-16 hockey season begins all eyes will be on Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. Both household names across the hockey world, both dubbed generational talents, both set to begin their NHL careers in October. While McDavid and Eichel will most certainly provide entertaining story-lines to hockey fans for the next 20+ years there […] READ MORE


TSP: Arizona Coyotes Top 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


Canada Beats Russia in Summer Showcase Opener

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The following is a press release from Hockey Canada. Canada Beats Russia in Summer Showcase Opener CALGARY, Alta. – A goal from Joe Hicketts (Kamloops, B.C./Victoria, WHL) in the first minute of the second period stood up as the winner as Canada topped Russia 4-1 in the opening game of the Sport Chek World Junior Showcase […] READ MORE


Should The Bruins Trade Milan Lucic For A Top-5 Draft Pick?

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It’s no secret that the Boston Bruins need to make changes. It was only months ago when higher management relieved Peter Chiarelli of his general manager duties. However, many believe that the structure of the roster itself needs a change. After missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in eight years, fans as well […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Carolina Hurricanes

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For the month of June, Last Word On Sports will be covering each team in our 30 in 30 series. Once a day, we take a look at an NHL team’s past season, what their off-season looks like, and what they could hope to achieve before the start of their 2015-16 season. Everybody wants to […] READ MORE


2015 NHL Draft: What Happens After Connor McDavid?

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Welcome back to Top Shelf NHL Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players.  Each day LWOS 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, and spread the word for the site that […] READ MORE