Trade candidates, analysis of Sidney Crosby’s play, why Pekka Rinne should win the Vezina and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness. 

DOBBER HOCKEY: Tom Collins lists his top-ten trade candidates.

Is age affecting Sidney Crosby's performance?

Is age affecting Sidney Crosby’s performance?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Joshua Weissbock on how Sidney Crosby’s age is affecting his performance.

LIGHTHO– USE HOCKEY: Michael Willhoft believes the New York Islanders are Stanley Cup contenders and should be treated as such.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Why Morgan Rielly’s “play like a girl” comment will always be a big deal.

THE FACEOFF CIRCLE: Why the Toronto Maple Leafs might not be as far off as described.

PUCKOLOGY: Clare Austin believes Pekka Rinne will win the Vezina Trophy this season.

RAW CHARGE: Kyle Alexander on why Tyler Johnson not being a fan of analytics is a good thing.

METROALLSPORTS:  Ed Cmar has your Columbus Blue Jackets trade primer.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: Predicting next season’s NHL salary cap.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe reviews the LA Kings -San Jose Sharks outdoor game.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz wonders if the AHL will coddle its new California teams.

GROSS MISCONDUCT HOCKEY: Inspired by a recent address by Hall of Famer Igor Larionov, Joe Yerdon also laments the decline of creativity in the NHL.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier catches up with former San Jose Shark and 2006 Richard Trophy winner Jonathan Cheechoo.