Reaction to the Joe Thornton-Doug Wilson spat, analysis of Nathan MacKinnon’s sophomore slump, the Flames’ success, the Islanders cap situation and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe offers up his take on the recent spat between San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson and former captain Joe Thornton as part of his NHL weekend wrap-up.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert believes Wilson, not Thornton, is the Sharks’ problem.

What was behind Nathan MacKinnon's sophomore slump?

What was behind Nathan MacKinnon’s sophomore slump?

NHL NUMBERS: Cam Lewis examines the New York Islanders salary-cap situation for next season.

THE FACEOFF CIRCLE: Trying to understand Nathan MacKinnon’s sophomore slump this season.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Analysis of the Flames success story by the numbers.

COPPER & BLUE: Under coach Todd Nelson the Oilers defense is worse but their offense is improving.

SB NATION: Andrew Hirsh considers Carolina’s Justin Faulk among the NHL’s premier young defensemen.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Tom Collins lists this season’s fantasy hockey duds.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz reviews the week that was in the minor-pro leagues.