Previews of the Conference Finals, commentary on Dale Hunter stepping down as Capitals coach, an open letter to Ryan Suter, hidden playoff injuries revealed, and more.
GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker looks ahead at this week in the NHL (specifically the Conference Finals series), while Jonathan Willis examines why Marek Zidlicky is a success with the Devils after struggling with the Wild.
BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne suggests Dale Hunter had little choice but to step down as head coach of the Washington Capitals.
RAW CHARGE: Cassie McClellan explains the reason why scoring is down in the playoffs: the defensemen are doing their jobs, silly.
THE VIEW FROM 111: An open letter to Ryan Suter from a Nashville Predators fan. Short version: please don’t go.
THE CANNON: Matt Wagner on the Blue Jackets decision to make Todd Richards their full time coach.
PUCK THE MEDIA: Steve Lepore notes more good new for the NHL’s American TV ratings.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with his preview and predictions for the Eastern Conference Final.
PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney notes LA’s Staple Center is about to get a serious workout.
FEAR THE FIN: A fond farewell from two of their best bloggers, who are moving on.
DOWN GOES BROWN: A light-hearted look at hidden playoff injuries.