Analysis of the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets, ranking the potential NHL wild card teams and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: Derek Rocco looks at who’s to blame for the Washington Capitals recent struggles.

What's behind Alexander Ovechkin's league-worst plus-minus this season?

What’s behind Alexander Ovechkin’s league-worst plus-minus this season?

JAPERS RINK: The plus and the minus of Alexander Ovechkin in context.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert believes Capitals coach Adam Oates will lose his job at season’s end.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeremy Wiebe lists five things the Winnipeg Jets must do in the off-season.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Some perspective on Evander Kane’s down year, plus an infograph explaining why a buyout of Ondrej Pavelec makes sense.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne ranks this year’s potential wild card clubs.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar on the silent, steady hand of Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on the debate of toughness versus skill.

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT SPORTS: Erik Tulsky looks at the people pushing the NHL into the advanced stats era.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Dustin Brown is your fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”.