Which playoff wild cards could stage upsets in the first round, 8 reasons why the Western Conference won ‘t win the Stanley Cup, analysis of the Leafs, Canucks and more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe dips into his NHL grab bag for analysis of last week’s notable news.
SB NATION: Adam Gretz looks at which wild card teams could stage first-round upsets.
PUCK DRUNK LOVE: Listing the reasons why the Western Conference won’t win this year’s Stanley Cup.
LIGHTHO– USE HOCKEY: Dan Saraceni helps break down just how bad the non-playoff teams really are.
BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne lists 23 players you can’t believe didn’t become NHL stars.
VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Michael Langlois assesses the “must keep” Leafs for next season.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Peter Chau on the Canucks’ low point.
UNDISCLOSED INJURY: Eric Morris has a collection of his recent work at Sports Injury Alert.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on the career of Ryan Smyth.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin lists his “all-geek” fantasy team of 2014.