Commentaries on the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, a look at Nicklas Lidstrom’s final seasons, Braden Holtby’s performance this season, opinion on the Flames hiring Bob Hartley as head coach, and more.

GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker on a shaky Game One of the Stanley Cup Final and the rest of the NHL week that was, while Sean McIndoe (of “Down Goes Brown” fame) looks at the ten types of Stanley Cup Finals.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham offers up a scathing review of “While The Men Watch”.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson looks back on the final seasons of Detroit Red Wings recently retired defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.

Holtby has plenty of promise as Canucks future full-time starter.

JAPER’S RINK: Statistical analysis of Capitals rookie goalie Braden Holtby.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla on the Moore/Bertuzzi lawsuit and how it could affect Marc Crawford’s efforts to be hired as new head coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

FLAMES NATION: Ryan Pike weighs in on the Calgary Flames hiring Bob Hartley as their new head coach.

CANUCKS ARMY:  Thomas Drance on why goaltender Cory Schneider is “The Only Likable Canuck”. Schneider should get that label trademarked.

PUCK THE MEDIA: Steve Lepore reveals the big hockey markets tuning out was responsible for the low ratings for Game One of this year’s Cup Final.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back at the career of former New Jersey Devils star Kirk Muller.