Check out the weekend’s collection of notable posts from around the NHL blogosphere.
GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines if the eight NHL teams currently off to horrible starts can overcome the odds, and opens his weekly grab bag to look at some of the notable and weird happenings of late around the NHL. Over at his blog DOWN GOES BROWN, he takes a humorous look at some NHL GMs and coaches on the hot seat.
BACKHAND SHELF: Dave Lozo takes his weekly “bag skate” to offer up observations of the opening month of this NHL season. Jo Innes examines in gory detail how a bacterial infection in a surgically repaired hip will affect Predators goalie Pekka Rinne.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert with his take on Teemu Selanne and watching your favorite player.
FIVE MINUTES FOR FIGHTING: Why $7 million per season is a fair deal for Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf.
HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire looks at who are Alexei Emelin’s true salary comparables.
FEAR THE FIN: Can you burn out a goaltender with too much regular season play?
PUCK DRUNK LOVE: Steve Lepore looks at the potential playoff chaos the NHL divisional realignment could wreak.
THE SPORTS BANK: Ed Cmar with reaction to Columbus being awarded the 2015 NHL All-Star Game.