In today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness: history of ridiculous NHL All-Stars, buyers and sellers at the trade deadline, why Mark Giordano is the best NHL defensemen, the ascension of Sean Monahan and much more.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski believes the supporters of Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo are justified in defending the embattled bench boss.
SB NATION: Andrew Hirsh explains why Calgary Flames blueliners Mark Giordano is the NHL’s best defenseman this season.
THE COPPER AND BLUE: Alan Hull examines the Edmonton Oilers’ amateur scouting department.
THE CANNON: Andy Newman on the Columbus Blue Jackets’ all-stars and how they got there.
ISLANDERS INSIGHT: Andy Graziano on the statement game the New York Islanders recently played against their rivals, the New York Rangers.
FIVE FOR HOWLING: Brendan Porter looks at the Arizona Coyotes’ attendance figures at midseason.
MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: The ascension of Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan.