In the first collection of hockey-blogging goodness for 2015, there’s an examination of why good goalies have bad seasons, a lament for the now-defunct CapGeek.com, the ongoing saga of the Arizona Coyotes ownership, Dany Heatley’s demotion and much more.
GRANTLAND: Katie Baker hung out with Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis during the 2015 NHL Winter Classic, while Sean McIndoe delved into his grab bag for the latest notable NHL news. On his blog DOWN GOES BROWN, McIndoe looked back on his favorite posts of 2014.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert examines why good goalies (like Dallas’ Kari Lehtonen) have bad seasons, Greg Wyshynski laments the end of the popular NHL salary resource site CapGeek.com, while Dobber Hockey looks at your New Year’s NHL fantasy hockey studs and duds.
FIVE FOR HOWLING: Brendan Porter explains why the “out-clause” in the arena lease agreement between the Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale is here to stay, despite the Coyotes being taken over by new majority owner Andrew Barroway.
FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz on recently-demoted Dany Heatley’s efforts to return to the NHL.
JAPERS RINK: Kevin Klein on how penalties are hurting the Washington Capitals.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ed Sarno explains five reasons behind the Dallas Stars’ recent resurgence.
HOCKEY PROSPECTUS: Arik Parnass believes “fancy stats” guru Tyler Dellow has improved the Edmonton Oilers.
THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas on the positive effect of the NHL’s “Hockey is for Everyone” program.
THE COPPER & BLUE: Analysis of the David Perron trade.