Wondering if the Capitals have a game plan…The “You Can Play” campaign…A note on Gary Bettman’s recent comments on CBA talks…the Maple Leafs legacy: the 2000s…It’s not easy to buy low or sell high as a GM…Absurd Goalie Monday…A look at how the rules of hockey have changed since its origins…Video of a 1939 Rangers-Maple Leafs game.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney wonders if the Washington Capitals have a game plan after reading an innocuous comment by Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner. Lots of observers have been wondering this for months.

Greg Wyshynski yesterday highlighted the Burke family’s “You Can Play” campaign to fight homophobia in hockey, employing several NHL stars to appear in their new PSA. Here’s hoping this helps to encourage a safer environment for gay hockey players. Homophobia has no place in pro sports, or anywhere else in life.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin was not encouraged by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s recent comments regarding labour peace in the NHL.

BACKHAND SHELF: Neil Corbett on why it’s not easy for an NHL GM to buy low or sell high, while Ellen Etchingham examines how the rules of hockey have changed since its origins

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois looks back at the Maple Leafs during the 2000s,  a decade which started well but went down hill for the Leafs following the lockout.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Could this year’s version of the Minnesota Wild be the worst in franchise history. Hard to argue against it.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz presents another installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Rick Heinz, who went on to run his own hockey school, as well as writing a book on his experiences in the minors.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier finds a video from 1939 featuring the NY Rangers and Toronto Maple Leafs.

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