Reaction to Crosby’s new contract, recent “crazy” goalie signings, commentary on the upcoming NHL UFA period, and a possible farewell to Bobby Ryan by a Ducks fan.


Does Crosby’s new contract set a ceiling for all NHL stars?

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow explains why Sidney Crosby’s new contract won’t set a ceiling for other NHL superstars.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron compares the “crazy” contract signings of goalies Jonathan Quick and Ondrej Pavelec to the more reasonable deals of Boston’s Tuukka Rask and Vancouver’s Cory Schneider.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with his take on Jonathan Quick’s hefty new deal.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham offers up four principles for general management during the UFA period.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe of “Down Goes Brown” fame presents: “Everything You Need to Know about NHL Free Agency”. Batteries not included, some assembly required.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: Things to kill time while you’re waiting for the opening of the NHL UFA market.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Eric Roberts looks back at the top five worst free agent signings of 2011. Let them stand as a warning to GMs this summer. Overpay at your peril!

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson is a Maple Leafs fan, and he’s dreaming of the upcoming UFA period.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Thomas Drance wonders if Justin Schultz is worthy of the hype. For Schultz’s sake, he’d better be.

ANAHEIM CALLING: If Bobby Ryan does get traded this summer, a Ducks fan offers a heartfelt appreciation for what’s he’s done as a Duck.