Dressing room distractions, Scott Hartnell’s future with the Flyers, suggesting the Red Wings need Semin, Absurd Goalie Monday, and more.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham wonders why the hockey world makes such an issue over “dressing room drama”.
HOCKEYBUZZ: Bill Meltzer examines where Scott Hartnell fits into the Flyers long-term plans.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeff Stone believes Alexander Semin needs the Detroit Red Wings as much as they need him.
THE CANNON: Matt Wagner looks at trade possibilities if the Columbus Blue Jackets tried to peddle Rick Nash to the Boston Bruins.
DIE BY THE BLADE: Zachary Zielonka suggests the Buffalo Sabres recent re-signing of Alexander Sulzer could result in another defenseman being dealt.
THE COPPER AND BLUE: Scott Reynolds examines if Oilers blueliner Cam Barker was the worst defenseman in the NHL last season. Spoiler alert: No.