Puck Drop Preview: 2014-2015 New York Rangers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, 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 in […] READ MORE


Best Of The Rest: Tampa Bay Lightning – Brian Bradley

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Welcome to LWOS’ Summer Hockey Series, Best of the Rest.  Plenty of sites do a version of a 30 greats in 30 days series, but this year we are doing something a little bit different.  We want to look at the best player from each team who is not in the Hockey Hall Of Fame.  […] READ MORE


Who Will be the Next New York Rangers Captain?

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The New York Rangers are one of a few teams around the NHL to find themselves captain-less this offseason. They were also the only team to be captain-less during the season after they traded former captain Ryan Callahan to Tampa Bay for Martin St. Louis (the Lightning made the clear choice to give Steven Stamkos […] READ MORE


ECF Game 4: Magic Marty St. Louis Wins It In OT

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For hockey fans of a certain age, this must be like déjà vu. Ten years ago, led by the heroics of a plucky Martin St. Louis and eventual Conn Smythe winner Brad Richards, the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Final on route to a Stanley Cup championship. On Sunday night […] READ MORE



Internet Hotstove: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal is to get a broad view of opinion from around the league as an alternative to other playoff previews. The fact that the Tampa […] READ MORE


Internet Hotstove: New York Rangers

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Internet Hotstove is a series where Last Word On Sports asks the opinions of respected bloggers from around the internet about their team’s chances in the 2013-14 NHL Playoffs. The goal is to get a broad view of opinion from around the league as an alternative to other playoff previews. In the summer of 2013 […] READ MORE


Trading Captains: Reflecting on the Callahan-St.Louis Trade

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On March 5th, something that has never happened before in NHL history, one team captain traded for another team’s captain in what was a blockbuster trade. Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers went to the Tampa Bay Lightning and in exchange the Rangers got the Lightning’s Martin St. Louis. The Rangers also gave Tampa […] READ MORE


Martin St. Louis Traded to Rangers for Callahan and Picks

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The reigning NHL Art Ross Trophy winner Martin St. Louis has been traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Callahan, a first round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and a second round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft. These picks do have some conditions attached however. Since returning from winning gold […] READ MORE


NHL Trade Bait – The Wildcards

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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