Norris Trophy Watch: The Young Guns Are Taking Over

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This series will be tracking the top Norris Trophy candidates through numerous amounts of stats to monitor and analyze their progression, production, efficiency, and reliability as we progress through the abbreviated 2021 NHL season. You can find more on the introduction of this series here. Young Defencemen Are Gunning for the Norris Trophy The young […] READ MORE



Last Word on Hockey’s Mid-Season Awards: Norris Trophy

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We’ve now reached the halfway point for all teams in the National Hockey League. There has been exciting storylines and great individual performances during the season. Through these contenders for awards have started to emerge. Last Word on Hockey has made their picks for each, and here are the Norris Trophy choices. The Vezina Trophy […] READ MORE


Predictions for the 2015-16 Norris Trophy

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The 2015-16 NHL season is coming to a close and what better way to cap off the year by taking a look at the front runners for the NHL Award winners? The Awards ceremony, held in Las Vegas, does not take place until after the Stanley Cup has been hoisted, but there is no harm […] READ MORE



NHL Mid-Season Awards: LWOS Staff Picks

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With the first half of the 2015-16 NHL season in the books, it’s time to start handing out the hardware. The LWOS hockey department has come together to give you our picks for the major NHL awards. After the Hart and the Calder, here are the rest of the staff picks for the NHL’s awards […] READ MORE


Last Word On NHL Awards: James Norris Memorial Trophy

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Last Word On Sports is doing our annual awards nominations and predictions. We’ll be giving you our nominations and predictions for the Selke Trophy, Vezina Trophy, Calder Trophy, Norris Trophy, Jack Adams Trophy, and the Hart Trophy. Introduced in 1954, the James Norris Memorial Trophy was awarded to the league’s top defenseman. Red Kelly of […] READ MORE


On The Powerplay – NHL Awards Preview Edition

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Next we take a look at the Nashville Predators.  Two weeks ago they were in first place in the NHL.  However, after six straight losses that is no longer the case. What is going wrong in Nashville and how do the Preds get back on track? We follow that up with a look at the […] READ MORE


2014 HHOF Induction Profile: Rob Blake

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The Hockey Hall of Fame is welcoming six new members into its prestigious halls on Friday November 14th, 2014. Join us here at Last Word On Sports as we take an in depth look every day at the new inductees. Today we are looking at the legendary defenseman Rob Blake. 2014 HHOF Induction Profile: Rob […] READ MORE


Re-signing Dion Phaneuf Imperative to Leafs' Success

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What began as an ordinary winter day ended up flooring the hockey world and igniting excitement in an otherwise dismal season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. January 31, 2010 was the day that the Toronto Maple Leafs shocked the hockey world by making two trades. The first was acquiring all-star defenceman Dion Phaneuf from the […] READ MORE