Daniel Sedin isn’t the first player to receive a head shot from Duncan Keith…Which Devils forwards are worth the  money…In praise of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins…Joel Ward’s contributions to the Capitals…Clock ticking on Islanders future on Long Island?…Best hitting forwards in the NHL…In defense of line brawls…A look at the NHL’s new Stanley Cup promotional campaign.


Keith could face suspension for head shot on D. Sedin.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner reveals Duncan Keith’s head shot on Vancouver’s Daniel Sedin isn’t the first time he’s been guilty of that offense, though you’ll appreciate the irony of who his previous victim was, given his own history for that sort of thing.

IN LOU WE TRUST: Matt Evans examines which New Jersey Devils’ forwards are worth the money they’re being paid.

RED LIGHT DISTRICT HOCKEY BLOG: Ryan Porth on how Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has impressed his peers.

JAPERS RINK: “J.P” notes Joel Ward didn’t bring the scoring Capitals fans thought he would, but his other contributions have made the Caps tougher to play against.

CBS NEW YORK: B.D. Gallof reports the clock may be ticking on the Islanders time on Long Island. If they do relocate, the betting is it won’t be far, likely to Brooklyn.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: A statistical analysis of the best hitting forwards in the NHL.

ARMCHAIR HOCKEY: Jason Chen points out that, no matter how much the league may frown on “line brawls”, the fans still find them entertaining.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jason Sosnovsky looks at the NHL’s new promotional campaign for the upcoming Stanley Cup playoffs.