Analysis of the NHL conference semifinals, 20 types of depressed sports fans, stupid playoff narratives, Glenn Healy grossly undervalues Pavel Datsyuk’s skills, and more.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker analyses the NHL conference semifinals to date, while Sean McIndoe examines the 20 types of depressed sports fans.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert looks at some of the really stupid narratives in this year’s playoffs.

Lacking god-given talent?

Lacking god-given talent?

PUCK DADDY: Hockey Night in Canada analyst Glenn Healy puts his foot in it by claiming what Pavel Datsyuk lacks in “god-blessed talent”, he makes up for in hard work.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kyle Phillippi looks at who’s responsible for the Flyers Ilya Bryzgalov saga.

JAPERS RINK: Kevin Klein examines the nature of the recent Capitals-related vitriol.

SUNBELT HOCKEY JOURNAL: Andrew Hirsh looks at Alexander Semin’s rebound season.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow takes issue with those who consider the Oilers 2005-06 performance a fluke.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on when two of the game’s greatest players (Gretzky and Roy) faced off in the 1993 Stanley Cup Final.