Listing NHL players with broken legs this season, potential destinations for Sam Gagner, analysis of the Maple Leafs, Rangers, Predators, Islanders and more.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innes lists the number of NHL players with broken legs, ankles and foot bones this season, while Justin Bourne examines how a player gets into a coach’s doghouse and how they can get out.

Odds are against the Blackhawks repeating as Stanley Cup champs.

Odds are against the Blackhawks repeating as Stanley Cup champs.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kirk Vance lists five reasons why we’ll never see a repeat Stanley Cup champion again.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Alan Hull looks at potential trade destinations for Sam Gagner in the Eastern and Western Conferences.

SB NATION: The “tricky” thing about finding an “end-all, be-all” stat for the NHL.

HOPE IN THE BIG SMOKE: The uncivil civil war among Maple Leafs fans this season.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato on why the Rangers recent improvement should quell the trade rumors swirling about the club.

SECTION 303: Jeremy K. Gover explains why the Predators futility in shootouts this season could cost them a playoff berth.

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Carl Putnam on why the Coyotes recent record shouldn’t be a surprise.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Chris Wassel looks at the Islanders recent improvement.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow examines the Blackhawks’ performance with Duncan Keith on the ice and without.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on a 1983 charity boxing match between Muhammed Ali and Oilers enforcer Marty McSorley Dave Semenko.