Commentaries on the Blue Jackets, Predators, Marian Gaborik, Mike Milbury’s hate-on for Alexander Ovechkin, and Absurd Goalie Monday.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been on a tear in March.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have been among the NHL’s hottest teams this month.

PUCK DADDY/THE CANNON/THE SPORTS BANK: Ryan Lambert, “Dan P.” and Ed Cmar take note of the recent improvement of the Columbus Blue Jackets, but have doubts if it means they’re playoff contenders this season.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne reviews the notable NHL happenings of the past weekend.

THE VIEW FROM 111: Are the Nashville Predators playoff contenders or pretenders this season? I’m leaning toward the latter.

BLUE SHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato isn’t fully dismissive of the recent Marian Gaborik trade rumors.

SB NATION: Steve Lepore brings us another update in NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury’s ongoing hate-on for Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scott Wazz examines the career of Boston Bruins goalie Jack Gelineau in this week’s installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”.