NHL Blog Beat – May 16, 2014

The NHL week that was, the demise of the Bruins, Milan Lucic disrespecting the handshake line, top 10 playoff disappointments and much more. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looks back at the NHL week that was. Hilarity ensues.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert wonders if we’re witnessing the demise of the Boston Bruins as a cup contender.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Eric Engels on why the Montreal Canadiens advanced to the Conference Final. Ya gotta believe.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Arik Parnass on “Michel Therrien, the Gambler’s Fallacy and Hockey’s Probabilistic Nature”. He also explores why teams which score the first goal are winning so often.

Milan Lucic's disrespectful antics in the handshake line with the Habs was the talk of the hockey world.

Milan Lucic’s disrespectful antics in the handshake line with the Habs was the talk of the hockey world.

DEADSPIN:  Barry Petchesky would love to see the Canadiens and Bruins face off every playoff. Given the new playoff format, he might get his wish.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS/GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Jeff Ponder and Joe Pelletier take a dim view on Milan Lucic’s disrespectful antics in the Habs-Bruins post-series handshake line.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: Fedor Fedin has one good reason why the Capitals shouldn’t hire now-former Penguins GM Ray Shero.

DOBBER  HOCKEY: Tom Collins lists the top 10 disappointing players in this year’s playoffs so far.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The Maple Leafs and the culture of entitlement.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: A new reign begins for this Minnesota Wild blog.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: Does Corsi change with age?