Three-on-three overtime, Dan Cleary’s weird contract situation, the Hurricanes blueline woes, why it’s time to win in Winnipeg and much more.
BACKHAND SHELF: Dave Lozo believes three-on-three overtime would be only slightly less dumb than shootouts, while Jo Innes examines (among other things) the injuries inflicted by that lovable dirtbag – her words, not mine – Darcy Tucker during his playing career.
BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes with reaction to Daniel Cleary bolting the Flyers to return to the Red Wings.
CANES COUNTRY: In the wake of Joni Pitkanen’s season-ending heel injury, Bob Wage believes this is not a time for panic for the Hurricanes, fearful they might sign a replacement blueliner to a bad contract or take one on via trade.
ON THE FORECHECK: Why pairing Seth Jones with Shea Weber ain’t happenin’.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jacob Robinson explains why it is time for the Winnipeg Jets to become a playoff club.
BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato on why Alain Vigneault positive message is just what the NY Rangers need right now.
LEAFS NATION: Cam Charron on the mystery that is Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger.