Analysis of the Tarasenko contract, the Leafs rebuild, the moves made by the Predators, Stars and much more. 

Vladimir Tarasenko's rich new contract is among this summer's notable NHL headlines.

Vladimir Tarasenko’s rich new contract is among this summer’s notable NHL headlines.

GRANTLAND:  Sean McIndoe attempt to make sense of Vladimir Tarasenko’s new $60 million contract.

RAW CHARGE: Kyle Alexander suggests Tarasenko’s deal serves as a reminder to the Lightning to get Nikita Kucherov re-signed.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert praises the Toronto Maple Leafs’ rebuild, while Sean Leahy examines how Niklas Backstrom’s uncertain future affects the Minnesota Wild’s salary cap.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: How the LA Kings are alienating victims of abuse by not terminating Slava Voynov’s contract.

TWO BEARDED LADIES: How to stop worrying and embrace the NHL’s non-traditional markets.

ON THE FORECHECK: Dan Bradley assesses the Nashville Predators’ offseason moves thus far.

DEFENDING BIG D: Robert Tiffin on the Dallas Stars quiet offseason.

RAW CHARGE/STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER/HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Bidding farewell to hockey bloggers Cassie McClellan, Sarah Connors and Andrew Berkshire. I’ve enjoyed their work for several years now. Here’s wishing them nothing but success in their future endeavors.