Analysis of the Capitals, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Stars.

Is Ovechkin to blame for the Capitals playoff disappointments?

Is Ovechkin to blame for the Capitals playoff disappointments?

THE PEERLESS PROGNOSTICATOR: doesn’t appreciate the media trying to make Alexander Ovechkin the scapegoat for the Washington Capitals disappointing playoff performance.

ON FROZEN BLOG: Explaining the real reason for the Capitals playoff struggles: it’s the way the team is built.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham finds the Maple Leafs stunning Game Seven loss to the Boston Bruins an example of how hockey isn’t fair.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow explains how the Maple Leafs Game Seven collapse was something seen only once in sixty lifetimes. So congrats, existing Leafs fans, you’ve got something to tell your grandchildren about.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson examines Dion Phaneuf’s stats when protecting a lead vs when playing catch up.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Eric Engels on how Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is building the Habs borrowing from the model of his former employer, the Chicago Blackhawks.

SUNBELT HOCKEY JOURNAL: A look at possible coaching candidates for the Dallas Stars.