NHL Blog Beat – May 28, 2014

Playoff analysis, reaction to the Capitals hiring Barry Trotz as coach, the Kesler Conundrum, evaluating defernsemen with CorsiRel and more.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert explains how the Western Conference is embarrassing the Eastern Conference.

Defenseman Jake Muzzin is having a strong playoff performance for the Kings.

Defenseman Jake Muzzin is having a strong playoff performance for the Kings.

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: The emergence of Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: Chris Gordon on how new Capitals coach Barry Trotz will handle Alexander Ovechkin.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jared Featherstone with the first part of “The Kesler Conundrum”.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow evaluates defenseman with CorsiRel.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Steve Lepore interviews TSN hockey host James Duthie on the changes facing the network’s hockey coverage in the coming years.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas explains how Philadelphians are shattering athletic stereotypes one game at a time.