Analysis of the NHL conference semifinals, 20 types of depressed sports fans, stupid playoff narratives, Glenn Healy grossly undervalues Pavel Datsyuk’s skills, and more.
BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert looks at some of the really stupid narratives in this year’s playoffs.
PUCK DADDY: Hockey Night in Canada analyst Glenn Healy puts his foot in it by claiming what Pavel Datsyuk lacks in “god-blessed talent”, he makes up for in hard work.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kyle Phillippi looks at who’s responsible for the Flyers Ilya Bryzgalov saga.
JAPERS RINK: Kevin Klein examines the nature of the recent Capitals-related vitriol.
SUNBELT HOCKEY JOURNAL: Andrew Hirsh looks at Alexander Semin’s rebound season.
MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow takes issue with those who consider the Oilers 2005-06 performance a fluke.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on when two of the game’s greatest players (Gretzky and Roy) faced off in the 1993 Stanley Cup Final.