Last Word on Hockey’s Top 50 Personalities of 2016: 40-31

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This is the second 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. Last Word on Hockey’s Top 50 Personalities of 2016: 40-31 40. Johnny Gaudreau After winning the Hobey Baker Award in 2014 […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets to Square Off in Heritage Classic

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On Friday, the National Hockey League held a press conference in Winnipeg to discuss the upcoming Heritage Classic game that will be held on October 23rd. The game will feature the Edmonton Oilers and the Winnipeg Jets. The game will be the first outdoor NHL game of the 2016-2017 season. It will be played at Investors […] READ MORE


Jaromir Jagr Turns 44

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Czech-born phenom Jaromir Jagr celebrated his birthday February 15th by becoming just the ninth player in NHL history to occupy an active roster spot at the age of 44. With 23 NHL seasons to his credit, Jagr was selected 5th overall in the 1990 NHL entry draft behind Owen Nolan, Petr Nedved, Keith Primeau, and Mike Ricci. […] READ MORE


Alex Ovechkin Scores 500th Goal

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It’s been a wild ride for the highest scoring Russian in NHL history, but Alex Ovechkin is now a member of the 500-goal club. His 500th goal makes him only the 43rd player in NHL history to hit this mark, and draws him even in the all-time goal scoring list with Calgary Flames legend, Lanny […] READ MORE


Call to the Hall: Edmonton Oilers

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the […] READ MORE


The Best NHL Teams of All Time

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We at Last Word On Sports are always on the hunt for the most relevant, interesting infographics to give our regular readers. Today we present you a fantastic infographic prepared by Christyne Kavanagh and our friends at Tucker Hockey that discusses the History of Women’s Hockey.  The folks at Tucker have done a fantastic job in […] READ MORE


Worst Canadian Sports Decisions of All-Time

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Why didn’t the Seahawks hand off the ball to Marshawn Lynch? Why did they throw the ball? That is something many of us will be asking for a long, long time. It was a head scratching moment in sports history and that moment has inspired this article, where we look at some of the head […] READ MORE


2014 HHOF Induction Profile: Pat Burns

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The Hockey Hall of Fame is welcoming six new members into it’s 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 late legendary coach Pat Burns. 2014 HHOF Induction Profile: Pat […] READ MORE


Wayne Gretzky Poem Goes to International Hockey Hall of Fame

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Editor’s Note: The following has been prepared by LWOS Contributor LW Oakley. Before the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey game on Friday October 1, 1999, special retirement ceremonies were held for The Great One, Number 99, Wayne Gretzky. Most hockey experts consider him the greatest player of all-time. The program that night contained the first 73 […] READ MORE


Best Of The Rest: Los Angeles Kings – Dave Taylor

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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