Series Preview: Rangers Versus Penguins

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As the regular season has come to an end, Last Word On Sports analyzes every playoff series heading into this week’s action. In the first installment, we take a look at the matchups in five categories: Offense, defense, goaltending, coaching and special teams. We also run down the players to look out for and give […] READ MORE


Is Rick Nash's Hot Start a Sign of Things to Come?

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When one thinks of Rick Nash, terms such as “#1 draft pick”, “consistent goal scorer”, and “a player to watch night in and night out” jump out. Last season, he went through one of the toughest campaigns of his career with lingering concussion problems and trouble scoring goals, precisely what the Rangers acquired him for in the 2012 blockbuster with […] READ MORE


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: Columbus Blue Jackets – Geoff Sanderson

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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


ECF Game 1: Rangers Embarrass Canadiens To Open Series

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The Montreal Canadiens knew that the New York Rangers were going to be an entirely different beast than their second round opponents, the Boston Bruins, yet somehow got thoroughly outplayed at home Saturday afternoon to open the NHL’s Eastern Conference final to the tune of a 7-2 loss. It was a game defined by two […] READ MORE


3 Rounds Preview: Canadiens Versus Rangers

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Let’s be honest right off the bat here. Not many predicted that the Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers would be the two teams facing off in this postseason’s Eastern Conference Final. I know I didn’t. Let’s start with Montreal. When the Canadiens completed a four-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1 […] 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


Update: John Tavares Out For The Rest of the NHL Season

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The New York Islanders slim playoff hopes took a major hit today as it was revealed that their star centre, leading scorer, and captain John Tavares suffered MCL damage and a torn meniscus during Canada’s win over Latvia in Sochi.  He will miss the remainder of the NHL season. Tavares was injured when he was […] READ MORE


John Tavares Out of The Olympics With Knee Injury

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Team Canada had a tougher than expected game today with Latvia, but eeked out a 2-1 win thanks to a third period goal from Shea Weber. However, the victory may be a costly one as centre John Tavares suffered a knee injury. Canada coach Mike Babcock has announced that Tavares is out for the tournament, […] READ MORE