Commentaries on Semyon Varlamov, penalty shots in NHL playoff history, the Leafs, Sabres, Rangers and more.

Next season could be "make-or-break" for Semyon Varlamov.

Next season could be “make-or-break” for Semyon Varlamov.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov could be facing a “make-or-break” season.

THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert on the choice facing the Avalanche with the first overall pick in this year’s entry draft.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on penalty shots in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with his postmortem on the NY Rangers season.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois looks at the right mix of players for the Maple Leafs under coach Randy Carlyle.

DIE BY THE BLADE: Andy Boron examines which Sabres could be among the top four of any of the remaining playoff teams. As it turns out, not many.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: How do NHL teams put their rosters together?

DOBBER HOCKEY: Rick Roos lists eight NHL players who aren’t as bad as they seem.

SB NATION: Jon Bois has some fun with NHL ’13 by putting the NBA’s Miami Heat into the game.