Analysis of the Rangers, Flames, Islanders, 10 young NHL forwards on the verge of breaking out and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness. 

TODAY’S SLAPSHOT: Patrick Hoffman believes the New York Rangers are looking like Stanley Cup contenders.

Despite Mark Giordano's season-ending injury, the Flames playoff hopes remain very much alive.

Despite Mark Giordano’s season-ending injury, the Flames playoff hopes remain very much alive.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert doesn’t believe the Calgary Flames’ playoff hopes are dead because of Mark Giordano’s season-ending bicep surgery.

THE FACEOFF CIRCLE: Looking back on a bad preseason prediction for the New York Islanders.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: The changing role of the media in North American sports.

FULL TILT HOCKEY: The hockey world could use more videos of the charitable works of NHL players (like Chicago’s Duncan Keith helping a disabled girl score a goal) and less violence and negativity.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Derek Neumeier lists 10 unassuming NHL forwards on the verge of breakout performances.

THE CANNON: Jeff Little on the limits of hockey analytics in statistical evaluation of on-ice play.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier lists the greatest photos in hockey history.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz with the weekend that was in the minors