NHL Postseason Blog Beat – May 30, 2013.

Reaction to the Rangers firing coach John Tortorella, analysis of the Red Wings and Canadiens, what it’s like to be a Columbus Blue Jackets intern, and more.

BACKHAND SHELF/BLUESHIRT BANTER/HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: Justin Bourne, Joe Fortunato and Cris Cohen offer up their reactions to the NY Rangers firing coach John Tortorella, the reasons behind it and where the Rangers go from here.

The Red Wings suffered a disappointing end to their surprising playoff run.

The Red Wings suffered a disappointing end to their surprising playoff run.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Adam Gretz on the bitter end to an otherwise promising season for the Detroit Red Wings.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Arik Parnass explains why Joe Thornton and Justin Williams are hockey’s two types of heroes, while Robert Rice looks at several Canadiens whose futures in Montreal may be murky.

THE CANNON: Andy Newman reveals what it was like to be an intern for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The relationship between top six ice time and shooting percentage.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Mike Francesa has a sad because ESPN wouldn’t credit him with breaking the news of John Tortorella’s firing.

DOWN GOES BROWN: A satirical examination of the notable players who’ll be attending this year’s NHL draft combine.