Reaction to Lou Lamoriello’s departure from the Devils, the NHL’s most loathsome players, why Cody Franson’s still unsigned and much more. 

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer bids farewell to long-time New Jersey Devils GM and president Lou Lamoriello.  He also announces the name of the blog will soon change, for obvious reasons.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe has your NHL offseason bizarro rankings for the Western and Eastern Conferences.

Could the LA Kings face a difficult task re-signing Anze Kopitar?

Could the LA Kings face a difficult task re-signing Anze Kopitar?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski lists the NHL’s 10 most loathsome players, while Josh Cooper examines the intricacies faced by the LA Kings in re-signing top center Anze Kopitar.

RAW CHARGE: Why Steven Stamkos’ next contract will be an effective use of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s salary resources.

ON THE FORECHECK: Kristopher Martel examines if Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber is in decline.

NHL NUMBERS: Cam Lewis explores why free-agent defenseman Cody Franson hasn’t been signed yet.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Marc Dumont assesses the Montreal Canadiens signing winger Alexander Semin.

NUCKS MISCONDUCT: Part two of a series examining the offseason moves by Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Did the Calgary Flames overpay in re-signing Lance Bouma?

PUCK PONDERINGS: How well have roster changes improved the San Jose Sharks?

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Brendan Porter on the ongoing uncertainty over the Arizona Coyotes future.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Walter McLaughlin looks at why prospective owners in Seattle failed to submit a bid for an NHL expansion franchise.

HOCKEY IN SOCIETY: A review of Terry Ryan’s “Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote.”