Ongoing playoff analysis, reaction to the Phaneuf trade rumors, the real cost of buying out Ondrej Pavelec and more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently examined the struggling clubs in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.
SB NATION: Adam Gretz looks at how the Penguins can fix what’s broken.
PENSBURGH: Don’t expect the Penguins to trade Evgeni Malkin.
HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Tony Wiseau wonders if the Minnesota Wild’s expensive investments in Zach Parise and Ryan Suter dooms their Stanley Cup hopes.
DEADSPIN: Ryan Lambert explains how player-tracking technology could change hockey.
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The Leafs focus on optics betrays their message of accountability. In other words, they were more worried about how it would look replacing their coach than to actually do it.
FEAR THE FIN: Could the Sharks have interest in Leafs’ captain Dion Phaneuf?
ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: What would it really cost the Jets to buy out goalie Ondrej Pavelec?
WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: Coincidental penalties explained.