The Jeff Carter conundrum, five stats that define the Blue Jackets season, options for the Wild to deal with Marek Zidlicky, looking back on Gary Bettman’s 19 years as NHL commissioner, and Justin Bourne presents his new favorite hockey website.

SBNATION: Jeff Carter’s unhappiness in Columbus might hurt his trade value. I’m guessing his whopping great contract and injury history have more of an impact.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Steven Hindle wonders if it might be worthwhile for the Capitals to pursue Jeff Carter. If they can absorb that contract and are comfortable with his injury history, go for it.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Five stats that help define the Blue Jackets season. Being second last in blocked shots is one of them.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: What to do with disgruntled Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky? Trade him is the obvious answer, but with one year at $4 million left on his contract, and his production in decline, that’s easier said than done.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks back at the 19 year NHL career of his favorite heel: Commissioner Gary Bettman.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne presents his new favorite hockey website: “That one sad guy“.