2016 IIHF World Championship Playoff Preview

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The 2016 IIHF World Championship is currently taking place in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia. The preliminary round of the tournament ended yesterday and the top four teams of Group A and Group B advanced to the playoff round, which will begin tomorrow. The teams that will participate in the playoff round are Czech Republic, Russia, […] READ MORE


TSP: Carolina Hurricanes 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


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 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 will […] READ MORE


2015 NHL Draft Profile #5: Noah Hanifin

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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


2015 NHL Draft February Rankings Part One (1-5)

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2014 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. With the Junior seasons not just in Canada […] READ MORE


Early Look: World Juniors 2015 Team USA Defense and Goaltenders

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next week or so, we will be previewing the 2014 World Junior Championships, a tournament that will be played in Toronto and Montreal from December 26, 2014 to January 5, 2015.  As always, you can check out the previous Top […] READ MORE


2015 NHL Draft November Rankings Top 10

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Stars.  Over the next few days we will be previewing the 2014 NHL Draft by ranking our top 30 prospects and honourable mentions.  As always, you can check out the previous Top Shelf Prospects articles here. With the CHL season a good 6 weeks […] READ MORE


Early Look at Top 10 for the 2015 NHL Draft

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day from April to June, I brought you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2014 NHL Draft. However the fun doesn’t stop now, be sure to bookmark the site, follow […] READ MORE