Fallout from Duncan Keith’s suspension, a look at some potential CBA changes, Jay Bouwmeester’s tragic playoff tale, Ryan Johansen’s future, Magnus Paajarvi’s sophomore slump, and Absurd Goalie Monday.
CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin considers Duncan Keith’s five-game suspension for injuring Daniel Sedin with a blindside elbow the worst decision yet by league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, believing Keith should’ve received a stiffer suspension.
MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: “ArikJames” examines Shanahan’s suspensions this season, and finds they’re not strong enough to deter players from dirty tactics.
OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla calls on the league to impose minimum suspensions.
OF ICE AND MEN: An examination of potential changes in the next CBA.
BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron observers Calgary Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester is on pace for a dubious record: most NHL games played without a playoff appearance.
THE CANNON: Matt Wagner examines possible options for Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen next season.
OIL ON WHYTE: Jeffrey Chapman kicks off the top 10 Oiler stories of the season by examining Magnus Paajarvi’s sophomore slump.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with another installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Darren Jensen.