Well I can't say anything about the other lenses, but the 70-300mm is a really great lens! I bought it instead of the 40-150. It has a switch for manual or autofocus, and it provides me with great pictures throughout the range. I'm not sure how it would do in sports (not really my subject) but I photograph a lot of animals, which also move fast and it works for me. the 300mm end of the zoom is really nice since it gives you 12x magnification. You could make some nice close-ups of people being smashed up against the boards (that's what they do in hockey right?
hope this helps!