The NHL coaching hot seat, reaction to John Tortorella becoming Blue Jackets coach and much more in your NHL blog beat. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe takes the temperature of the NHL coaches currently on the hot seat, a “how-to” guide for goalie attacks, plus a dip in the NHL grab bag for this week’s notable news and notes.

The Senators line of Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris is among the NHL's best.

The Senators line of Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman and Kyle Turris is among the NHL’s best.

THE CANNON: Jeff Little believes it’s a good thing John Tortorella is now head coach of the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets.

NHLNUMBERS: Dmitri Filipovic examines the NHL’s top lines.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato explains how Dan Girardi’s teammates are affected by playing with him.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Michael Straw lists the five worst moves in Buffalo Sabres history.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: A look at the Minnesota Wild’s secondary scoring.

THE SIN BIN (VEGAS): Jason Pothier looks ahead at potential goaltenders for a Las Vegas expansion franchise.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier reviews the NHL career of New York Islanders great Bryan Trottier.

HOCKEY-GRAPHS: NCAA defenseman graduation rates and NHL success.

THE SIN BIN: Scotty Wazz on the ECHL’s Brampton Beast finding their way in a crowded market.