Post-mortems for the Avalanche, Stars and Sabres, a momentous occasion for Panthers fans, the NHL week in review, Canucks notes, Blues may be carrying too many passengers, some silver linings in the Islanders dark cloud, parity in the NHL, the Flames end of the year speech, and more.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY/DEFENDING BIG D/DIE BY THE BLADE: Some post-mortems for the Avalanche, Stars and Sabres, whose playoff hopes were ended last night. I’m sure we’ll see more in-depth end-of-season analyses from these blogs in the coming days. Looking forward to their respective views.

LITTER BOX CATS: A sight Florida Panthers fans have been waiting to see for 12 years.

GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker has her weekly look back at the NHL week that was.

No appreciation for Canucks efforts?

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin with some notes on the Vancouver Canucks, including amazement over how unappreciated the team has been by fans and media this season, even though they’re on the verge of repeating as President’s Trophy winners.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: “gallagher” believes the Blues have too many passengers heading into the 2012 playoffs. That means you, Chris Stewart, Carlo Colaiacovo and Patrik Berglund!

CBS NEW YORK: B.D. Gallof looks at the many silver linings for the Islanders.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow dives into the stats to examine parity in the NHL.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne examines some “commentator-speak” which grinds his gears…er,  I mean “gets his goat”. Not ba-a-a-a-d.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Mitch Smith imagines the Calgary Flames “end of season speech”.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski lists seven reasons why hockey and pro wrestling are blood relatives. Surprisingly, the fact there is buckets of blood in both isn’t one of them.