Bidding farewell to Nassau Coliseum, the sad truth about NHL bubble teams, latest on the Leafs, Mike Richards and more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

This is the Islanders final season at Nassau Coliseum.

This is the Islanders final season at Nassau Coliseum.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker offers a requiem for the Nassau Coliseum, while Sean McIndoe praises the elusive goalie controversy and delves into his weekly NHL grab bag.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert has some sad truth for fans of NHL playoff bubble teams.

THE SCORE: Justin Bourne catches up with former NHL defenseman Mike Komisarek.

NHL NUMBERS: Cam Lewis lists some potential NHL destinations for Mike Richards.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz on what Mike Richards must do to get back to the NHL, as well the effects of the AHL’s new Pacific Division on the ECHL

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Chau Vo on San Diego’s long hockey history.

TODAY’S SLAPSHOT: Steven Ives provides a January update for the 2015 NHL mock draft.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas notes Val James, the NHL’s first African-American, has released his autobiography.

FACEOFF CIRCLE: Asking the age-old question: What exactly is wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs?

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: David Clarkson can’t pass.