Evaluating Patrik Elias as a Hall of Fame candidate, the forgotten off-season storylines, concern over the Oilers depth at center, reassessing Jordin Tootoo, and much more.
BACKHAND SHELF: Among the topics in his weekly “Bag Skate”, Dave Lozo evaluates Patrik Elias as a potential Hockey Hall of Fame candidate.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looks at the forgotten off-season topics, including the Ryan Miller trade watch and Tim Thomas’ comeback.
THE COPPER & BLUE: The status of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins oft-injured shoulder and the potential effect upon the Oilers depth at center this season.
THE PUCK STOPS HERE (VIA KUKLA’S KORNER): The Sedins lead in team-adjusted Corsi.
WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: Reassessing Jordin Tootoo.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Mark Wallace Graham examines the off-season coaching changes.
THE CHECKING LINE: Top ten games on the Blackhawks schedule to look forward to.
NHL NUMBERS: Travis Yost examines the players toughest to play against.
EYES ON ISLES: Michael Willhoft with volume 3 of “The Clutterbuck Chronicles”.