First-round playoff analysis, reaction to the NHL Draft lottery, 10 unique statistics for this season and much more. 

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 GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe on the return of NHL playoff hockey to Winnipeg, plus the aftermath of the recent NHL Draft lottery.

THE COPPER & BLUE: The irony of a draft lottery weighted to prevent the Oilers from getting the first-overall pick every year still giving the Oilers the first-overall pick this year.

DIE BY THE BLADE: One Buffalo Sabres fan was almost as disappointed about not winning the lottery as Sabres GM Tim Murray.

The Predators have built a solid fan base in Nashville.

The Predators have built a solid fan base in Nashville.

SB NATION: Steven Godfrey on how the Nashville Predators built a fan base in the heart of college football country.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Top-10 unique statistics for 2014-15.

HOCKEY-GRAPHS: Benjamin Wendorf on the pressures that come with NHL parity.

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Brendan Porter on how the Arizona Coyotes can reach next season’s salary-cap floor.

ALL HABS: Michael Ham-Fan decries the lack of respect between some Canadiens and Senators fans.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes wonders if the Philadelphia Flyers are interested in bringing back Mike Keenan as head coach.

THE CANNON:  Jeff Little on Blue Jackets’ broadcaster Bill Davidge’s battle with multiple myeloma.

THE FACEOFF CIRCLE: Why the Hockey Hall of Fame should also be a Hall of Hockey Ethics.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier on why the position of rover no longer exists in hockey.

FOHS FARM REPORT: Scotty Wazz previews the opening round of the Eastern Conference matchups in the 2015 Calder Cup playoffs.