Joe Thornton San Jose Sharks Legacy: Toronto

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We’ve reached the final article in our four-part series on the legacy of San Jose Sharks centre Joe Thornton. 1: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Brilliance 2: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Folklore 3: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: California Now: Joe Thornton Sharks Legacy: Toronto Thornton’s move to the Toronto Maple Leafs no doubt stirs up memories […] READ MORE




How The Mike Richards, Jeff Carter Deals Changed Everything

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In June 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers infamously shocked the hockey world when they dealt away two franchise cornerstones in Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. They were signed to 12 and 11-year contracts, respectively, with the Flyers and it appeared they were going to be in Philadelphia for their entire careers. Fast forward four years later […] READ MORE



Internet Hotstove: Philadelphia Flyers

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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. After last year’s disappointment, the […] READ MORE


Ray Emery: the Line Brawl, Sherriff Shanny’s Inaction, and Possible Assault Charges

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During the third period of a 7-0 shellacking courtesy of the Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to abandon all aspects of logic, sportsmanship, and respect for the game of hockey. With 14:29 remaining in the game, a high hit from Wayne Simmonds sparked a round of fisticuffs between Simmonds and Capitals’ 19-year old fourth-liner […] READ MORE


Flyers Struggle to Score Goals Starts at the Blue Line

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Three games into the season, and the Philadelphia Flyers are 0-3 and have scored just one goal total, from Luke Schenn, at even strength.  Add in a pair of power play markers against the Canadiens and the Leafs, and overall they have scored just one  goal in each of their three games this year.  In […] READ MORE