NHL’s 30 in 30: Tampa Bay Lightning

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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


The Tampa Bay Lightning Aren’t Going Anywhere

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“Nobody ever remembers who finished second.” It’s a common adage in sports culture. The phrase is meant to inspire an individual or a team to perform at their highest possible level to ensure victory. In a world as results-oriented as sports is, finishing first is all that matters. Winning is all that matters. But in […] READ MORE


Prospect Draft Rankings for NHL Dynasty Leagues

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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


LWOS 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final Preview

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After a long off-season, 82 regular season games, and three tough, exciting rounds of the playoffs, it all comes down to this: the Tampa Bay Lightning versus the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final. LWOS 2014-15 Stanley Cup Final Preview Every Stanley Cup Final has its own unique tone, it’s own story, and […] READ MORE


Rangers Bury Lightning, Force Game 7

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One thing we know about the New York Rangers under coach Alain Vigneault is that they play their best hockey when their backs are against the wall. Last night in Amalie Arena in Tampa, facing elimination at the hands of the Lightning, the Rangers big guns came up huge in a wild third period, giving […] READ MORE




Series Recap: Red Wings VS Lightning

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As the regular season has come to an end, Last Word On Sports analyzes every playoff series. 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 our final assessment on how […] READ MORE


Tyler Johnson: Overlooked No Longer

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People know the key to the Tampa Bay Lightning winning a Stanley Cup lies with captain Steven Stamkos. As the team’s home grown superstar, he is the top line sniper that teams crave. But it’s the guy playing behind him that is the team’s leading scorer and doesn’t get nearly half the headlines as Stamkos. […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Tampa Bay Lightning

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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