Why the Chicago Blackhawks Aren’t Really in a Rebuild

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General manager Stan Bowman has embraced the Chicago Blackhawks rebuild; reshaping the once-dominant franchise. The fans, as well as he, recognizes that it’s going to take a lot of change in order to return to their old selves. Even though the team still has plenty of core pieces from their cup-winning teams, the haven’t been […] READ MORE


Last Word on Hockey’s Mid-Season Awards: Hart Memorial 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 final results of our internal vote […] READ MORE


Last Word on Hockey’s Top 50 Personalities of 2016: 30-21

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This is the third installment of Last Word on Hockey’s five-part series breaking down the top 50 personalities in the hockey world during 2016. They were picked based on skill, accomplishments, notoriety, or compelling narratives. If you missed the first part, you can read it here. The second part can also be found here. Last Word on […] READ MORE


Chicago Blackhawks Steal National Limelight

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In sports, audiences tend to be more attentive to teams with a championship pedigree. For instance, people enjoy watching the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers because of their demanding rank amongst the NBA. In the NFL, you have the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks who always contend and bring crowds. For the NHL […] READ MORE


The All-Time Best Chicago Blackhawks Free Agent Signing

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series. After the historic 2016 NHL Free Agency period, it’s a good time to look at the best free agent signing in the history of all 30 NHL franchises. Up next: The all-time best Chicago Blackhawks free agent signing.  The All-Time Best Chicago Blackhawks Free Agent Signing 2009 – Marian Hossa: […] READ MORE



Blackhawks Share Second-Best Odds to Win 2017 Stanley Cup

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Nearly a day after the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks for their fourth Stanley Cup title, the odds of winning the 2017 Stanley Cup have been released. Nevertheless, it’s never too early to speculate who can win, right? After losing in the first round to the St. Louis Blues, the Chicago Blackhawks find […] READ MORE


What Will It Cost The Calgary Flames To Sign Johnny Gaudreau?

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The Calgary Flames are coming off a disappointing season, falling to 25th in the NHL standings a year after making the Stanley Cup Playoffs and advancing to the second round. Their biggest weakness this season was goaltending, but their most important task this offseason is to sign top scoring forward Johnny Gaudreau to a new contract. Gaudreau is […] READ MORE


2015-16 Hart Trophy Predictions

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The Hart Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the “player judged most valuable to his team” in the National Hockey League. 2015-16 Hart Trophy Predictions  Honorable Mentions: Carey Price If the there is a player whose team is more reliant on a single player, it is Carey Price.  I know what you’re saying.  He was […] READ MORE


The NHL Down The Stretch: Central Division

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With the trade deadline passed, every team in the NHL knows where they stand, and while some are gearing up for what they hope will be a long and successful run, others are simply playing out the string and waiting for the draft in June.  The LWOS hockey department has taken a division-by-division snapshot of where each […] READ MORE