Spotlighting some of the best posts from the NHL blogosphere. In today’s Blog Beat: This year’s topsy-turvy NHL playoffs, eulogies for the Canucks and Blackhawks, wondering if Luongo would agree to be dealt to Toronto, a plea for the Red Wings to retain Franzen, the importance of goalie coaches, and a Devils fan faces off on Twitter with the Panthers COO.

GRANTLAND.COM: Sean McIndoe on why things don’t seem to be making sense so far in this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert explains why the “non-upsets” in this year’s playoffs feel like upsets.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz eulogizes the 2011-12 Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks.

ARMCHAIR HOCKEY: Jason Chen with the second part of his Canucks post-mortem.

MAPLE LEAF HOT STOVE: Ryan Fancey wonders if Roberto Luongo would accept a trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Don't trade Franzen!

NIGHTMARE ON HELM STREET: A plea for the Detroit Red Wings not to move winger Johan Franzen, for despite his consistency issues, there’s no one better for the price.

RAW CHARGE: CAustin on the importance of goalie coaches, as witnessed by how former Lightning goalie Mike Smith became one of the top goalies in the league after moving on to the Phoenix Coyotes.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on the twitter war between a New Jersey Devils fan and Florida Panthers COO Michael Yormark.

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