In today’s collections of hockey-blogging goodness: Analysis of the Kings, Bruins, Avalanche, Maple Leafs, Rangers, Senators and much more. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe reviews last weekend’s NHL action, and lists ten facts about the 1988-89 Buffalo Sabres.

CBS SPORTS: Adam Gretz examines how NHL teams respond to dirty hits.

Do long-term contracts for players like Dustin Brown hurt the LA Kings?

Do long-term contracts for players like Dustin Brown hurt the Los Angeles Kings?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Walter McLaughlin wonders if long-term contracts ultimately hurt the Los Angeles Kings.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: A look at the recent Ryan O’Reilly trade rumors.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Should the players or management take the blame for the Maple Leafs’ inability to move on.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato believes Marc Staal’s re-signing by the Rangers brings stability at the cost of cap flexibility.

TODAY’S SLAPSHOT: Patrick Hoffman explains why the Boston Bruins are the NHL’s most perplexing team.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: Why the Ottawa Senators shouldn’t trade Craig Anderson.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier lists the NHL All-Star Game records.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz looks back on the weekend in minor pro hockey action, and has a primer for the ECHL 2015 All-Star Classic.