Check out the latest from around the NHL blogosphere, certified free of April Fool’s jokes and pranks for your protection.

GRANTLAND.COM: Sean McIndoe recently dived into his grab bag for the latest weird and wacky NHL news. Over at McIndoe’s blog DOWN GOES BROWN, he takes a satirical look at this year’s NHL trade deadline buyers and sellers.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert expects this year’s NHL trade deadline will be a tedious bust. Won’t stop fans from tuning in.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: Washington Post columnist Neil Greenberg on how he learned to stop crunching numbers and love hockey.

Anyone else think this looks weird?

Jarome Iginla preps for his first game as a Penguin.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin’s fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week” is former Flame and new Penguin Jarome Iginla.

HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: Cris Cohen on how things are going so bad for the NY Rangers, Sean Avery is scoring points off them on Twitter.

THE CANNON: Matt Wagner hopes the Columbus Blue Jackets deal from strength at the deadline.

THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert suggests the Avalanche retain Joe Sacco as head coach.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan believes the Islanders should keep re-signing their veterans beyond this season.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks back on the career of former NHL goalie Ed Chadwick in “Absurd Goalie Monday”