A look at NHL teams which struggle in the third period, revisiting the Lars Ellers for Jaroslav Halak trade, winners and losers of NHL realignment, when hockey sweaters go green and more.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently dipped into his NHL grab bag to examine the weird and wonderful of the past NHL week. BTW, his book “The Best of Down Goes Brown”, is finally back in stock, and a second printing is coming.  A great, funny read for all NHL fans.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski examines the NHL teams which are basically screwed if trailing heading into the third period.

Lars Eller is becoming a star in Montreal.

Lars Eller is becoming a star in Montreal.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ari Grief with a revisionist view of the Lars Eller for Jaroslav Halak trade, while Andrew Luistro wonders if Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is fading down the stretch.

HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: John Alfonso Iadevaia on the winners and losers of the NHL’s upcoming divisional realignment plan.

ICETHETICS.COM: When Hockey Sweaters Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back at the most memorable St. Patrick’s Day in NHL history: the 1955 Richard Riot in Montreal.