NHL weekend in review, Entry Draft lottery odds, a satirical preview of the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs, Absurd Goalie Monday, and much more.

Who will win the first overall pick in the NHL 2013 Entry Draft lottery?

Who will win the first overall pick in the NHL 2013 Entry Draft lottery?

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne looks back at the final weekend of the NHL 2013 regular season, while Darren Kritzer has the NHL Draft Lottery odds.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently delved into his NHL Grab Bag for some of the weird and wild NHL happenings, while over at his blog DOWN GOES BROWN, he  offers up a satirical Western Conference playoff preview.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney has the complete list of this year’s NHL Masterton Trophy nominees.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz recently commented on prorating this 48-game NHL season, and profiles Gary Kurt in his “Absurd Goalie Monday” segment.

HOCKEYBUZZ: My pal Dee Karl is stoked about her beloved Islanders making the postseason.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: David Driscoll-Carignan believes the Colorado Avalanche must do more than simply replace their head coach.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Bidding adieu to Nikolai Khabibulin.

SHUTDOWN LINE: Corey Sznajder lists five reasons why the Carolina Hurricanes missed the 2013 playoffs.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin presents “The 2013 All Geek Fantasy Hockey Team”.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Don Cherry doesn’t believe female reporters should be allowed in male dressing rooms. Ron MacLean’s reaction is priceless.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: On this date in 1978, Lanny McDonald scored in overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs upset the NY Islanders 2-1 to win their best of seven quarterfinal series 4 games to 3.