In today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness, reaction to the Leafs firing coach Randy Carlyle, the NHL and minor league weekends in reviews, plus analysis of the Canadiens, Vladimir Tarasenko, the Devils and more. 

Leafs Nation reacts to news of Randy Carlyle's firing.

Will Randy Carlyle’s replacement give Leafs Nation something to cheer about?

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Reaction to the Toronto Maple Leafs firing head coach Randy Carlyle. Suffice to say, Leafs Nation isn’t sad to see Carlyle gone.

VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Prior to Carlyle’s firing, Michael Langlois recently examined the Leafs at the mid-point of the season.  While Carlyle is gone,the issues raised by Langlois still remain.

GROSS MISCONDUCT: Joe Yerdon on the frustrating addiction of covering the NHL as a pundit and blogger.

GRANTLAND:  Sean McIndoe has your NHL weekend in review.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Eric Engels points out the Montreal Canadiens are more than just goaltender Carey Price.

SB NATION: Andrew Hirsh examines how St. Louis Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko is becoming one of the NHL’s exciting stars.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar believes the New Jersey Devils are in desperation mode.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas on Darnell Nurse’s contributions to Canada winning gold at the WJC.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scott Wazz has your minor leagues weekend roundup.