In today’s collection of notable posts from the hockey blogosphere: The NHL week in review, hockey in Tennessee, NHL coaches on the hot seat, unexpected candidates for NHL awards, the Leafs defense and more.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker‘s NHL week in review, and David Hill examines hockey in Tennessee in the face of social and economic change.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert questions why so many NHL coaches are on the hot seat this season, while Greg Wyshynski reveals the NHL’s “secret underwear”.

NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury recently savaged Washington's Alexander Ovechkin.

NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury recently savaged Washington’s Alexander Ovechkin.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner lists some unlikely candidates for this season’s NHL awards, while Cam Charron believes Mike Milbury’s recent harsh criticism of Alexander Ovechkin has more to do with Milbury’s expectations.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois has some concerns over the Maple Leafs defensive play of late.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: After a slow start, Ryan Suter is finding his game with the Minnesota Wild.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona suggests Buffalo’s Andrej Sekera, Columbus’ Fedor Tyutin, NY Islanders’ Lubomir Visnovsky and Florida’s Mike Weaver as trade targets for the Oilers.