A history of trading the NHL’s top pick, why Shea Weber shouldn’t win the Norris Trophy, the surging Ottawa Senators and more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looks at the history of trading the NHL’s first-overall draft pick and how the Calgary Flames are succeeding despite their poor advanced stats, while Katie Baker features the adventures of Florida Panthers roomies Willie Mitchell and Aaron Ekblad.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski explains why Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber shouldn’t win the Norris Trophy this season.
METRO ALL SPORTS: Ed Cmar suggests the Columbus Blue Jackets could be building character by playing through injuries this season.
HOCKEY-GRAPHS: Benjamin Wendorf lists the spread of NHL team shooting performances from 1952-53 to the present.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Bill Schoeninger looks at five promising NHL careers that were tragically cut short.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier on Lanny McDonald becoming the Chair of the Board at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
SILVER SEVEN SENS: There’s other factors besides the hot goaltending of Andrew Hammond responsible for the Senators’ surge in the standings.
STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: “Hot-take merchants” and questions over journalistic impartiality could hurt how the NHL media covers the game.
FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz and the curious case of Jack Combs.