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.
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.