Who stays or goes with the Blue Jackets?…Three more takes on the NHLPA delaying divisional realignment…Can the Bruins remain dominant this season?…Do teams really get momentum boosts from fights?…Stars mid-season awards…Drew Doughty not playing as well as he should…
CBJ BLOG: Ranking which players will stay or go with the Blue Jackets this season. No, Rick Nash isn’t in the “go” category.
OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla explains the NHLPA’s legal basis for rejecting the NHL’s realignment plan, and why talk of a lockout is way premature.
PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski suspects the league might actually be grateful the PA made the move it did, considering the two unbalanced conferences and the uncertainty over Phoenix.
TOM BENJAMIN: explains why this is just business as usual for the league.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Bob Mand suggests the Boston Bruins may be in good shape to avoid regressing in the second half.
CANUCKS ARMY: Jonathan Willis explains why teams don’t get as much momentum from hockey fights as believed.
DEFENDING BIG D: The Dallas Stars mid-season awards. No surprise the under-rated Jamie Benn and Loui Eriksson are among the winners.
SURLY AND SCRIBE’S LA KINGS BLOG: Drew Doughty is playing with a cavalier attitude unsuitable for someone earning as much money as he is. I know his performance ain’t helpin’ my fantasy hockey team this year! Pick it up, Doughty!