Commentaries on the NHL 2012 Entry draft, reaction to the Jordan Staal trade, Zbynek Michalek’s return to Phoenix, the Capitals moves, and the 2012 Hall of Fame candidates.

BACKHAND SHELF: The always eloquent Ellen Etchingham with her thoughts on the NHL draft.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker’s top storylines of the NHL Entry Draft.

Jordan (L) & Eric Staal are now teammates in Carolina.

PUCK DADDY/HOCKEY WRITERS: Greg Wyshynski on the fan reaction in Pittsburgh and Carolina regarding the Jordan Staal  trade, while Andrew Hirsh believes the Penguins and Hurricanes will benefit form this trade.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson compares Jordan Staal and Brandon Sutter.

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Jordan Ellel on the Phoenix Coyotes reacquiring defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

ON FROZEN BLOG: Analyzing the Washington Capitals moves at this year’s Entry Draft, which included the acquisition of center Mike Ribeiro from Dallas.

DOWN GOES BROWN: To bring this hectic draft weekend to a close, here’s a hilarious look at the 2012 Hall of Fame Candidates.