Check out the latest commentaries on Alexander Ovechkin, the Southeast Division, the Blue Jackets, Capitals, Derek Stepan, potential changes at the HHOF, Absurd Goalie Monday, and much more.

JAMES MIRTLE: recounts his journey from hockey fan to hockey columnist.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne recaps the NHL’s notable weekend highlights.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert explains why he considers the Southeast Division to be “really terrible”.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently dipped into his weekly NHL grab bag for the weird and wacky happenings around the league.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: David Rogers on how Alexander Ovechkin’s performance in recent weeks is silencing his critics, including NBC’s Mike Milbury.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Wes Herrmann believes the Carolina Hurricanes are facing a “make-or-break” week.

The Maple Leafs & Red Wings jersey for the 2014 Winter Classic.

The Maple Leafs & Red Wings jersey for the 2014 Winter Classic.

ICETHETICS: The emblem and the jerseys for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic between Toronto and Detroit are revealed.

ON FROZEN BLOG: The Capitals trade of Filip Forberg to Nashville for Martin Erat was a desperation move by a desperate GM George McPhee.

THE SPORTS BANK:  Ed Cmar on the statement made by the Columbus Blue Jackets at the trade deadline.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier wonders what changes incoming HHOF chairman Pat Quinn could have in store for the Hall.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: Tips for using fancy hockey stats.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin names Derek Stepan as the fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”.

SILVER SEVEN: An NHL Ice Rink Broken Down: The Ottawa Senators Edition.

PUCKS, GUTS AND GLORY: NHL history girl Jen explains why Theo Fleury once wore number 76 with the Calgary Flames.

 THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz has the story of Rob Holland in this week’s edition of “Absurd Goalie Monday”.