Making the case for Ken Hitchcock to win the Adams Trophy… Puzzling over a curious move in a recent Oilers game…Wayne Simmonds becoming a fan favorite in Philadelphia…Should Dan Girardi get a Norris Trophy nod?…Mixed feelings over the Ducks recent improvement…Why the Leafs need to improve their goaltending…The Panthers overtime woes…Do the Stars have enough time to right the ship?…Can the Sabres rebound?…Absurd Goalie Monday.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar points out Ken Hitchcock has never won the Jack Adams trophy as NHL coach of the year, and makes the case as to why he could get it for his work with the St. Louis Blues.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow, like Taylor Hall during Saturday’s Oilers-Flames game, wondered why Oilers coach Tom Renney pulled his goalie late in a game that was obviously lost.

Simmonds endearing himself to Flyers faithful.

THE CHECKING LINE: Matthew Brigidi find thats Wayne Simmonds style of play has made him a fan favorite in Philadelphia. Just as I predicted he would be last summer when he was dealt to the Flyers in the Mike Richards trade.

BLUE SEAT BLOGS: Making the case for Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi to at least receive a nod for this year’s Norris Trophy.

ANAHEIM CALLING: “Daniel AC” has mixed feelings over the Ducks recent improved performance.

BLUE CHIP PROSPECTS: “Darren K” believes the Maple Leafs need to upgrade their goaltending – listing some potential trade candidates – either at the trade deadline or off-season.

THE RAT TRICK: Patrick McLaughlin on the Florida Panthers overtime problems and how to address them.

DEFENDING BIG D: Brad Gardner looks at the Dallas Stars current funk and if they have enough time and depth to reverse their fortunes.

DIE BY THE BLADE: Ned Naukam suggests the Buffalo Sabres still have time to turn their season around. Yes, they do, but if their recent performance is anything to go by, I wouldn’t get my hopes up if I were a Sabres fan.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with the latest installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Peter McDuffe, whose hockey card I still have, back when he played for the Kansas City Scouts.