Five bafflingly successful NHL teams…Did Ovechkin spit on an opponent?…The Avs lack a goaltending coach…Stars still struggling…Eric Francis enrages Scotty Wazz…A look at last season’s NHL revenue…Five reasons the Winter Classic will bounce back…Should the Maple Leafs shop Mikhail Grabovski?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on the five most bafflingly successful teams in the NHL this season.

DEADSPIN: Columbus Blue Jackets Derek Dorsett accuses Alexander Ovechkin of spitting on him, overlooking the fact he now possesses Ovechkin’s DNA, and with a healthy ovum could grow his own Ovechkin, which would make the Blue Jackets a much better team. Stop bitching and seize the opportunity, Dorsett!

Why has Varlamov struggled this season?

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: The peaks and valleys of Semyon Varlamov’s performance this season could be tied to the Avalanche’s lack of a full time goaltending coach.

DEFENDING BIG D: Lack of depth on defense and secondary scoring, plus injuries, are hampering the Stars.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz tears Eric Francis a new one for his snotty comments aimed at Russian youngster Evgeni Kuznetsov following his team’s defeat of Team Canada at the WJC.

MC79 HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow’s take on the NHL’s 2010-11 ticket revenue, suggesting the NHL is financing American hockey at the expense of Canadian teams.

PUCK THE MEDIA: Five reasons why next year’s Winter Classic ratings will be better than this year’s.

MAPLE LEAFS HOT STOVE: Could Mikhail Grabovski be the next candidate for one of Brian Burke’s typical mid-season trades? It’s a possibility.