The NHL week in review, shooting down NHL conspiracy theories, postmortems of the Wild and Canadiens and more.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker with the NHL week in review, while Sean McIndoe dips into his weekly grab bag for the latest interesting and unusual NHL news.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert dismisses those NHL fans who believe there’s a grand conspiracy against their teams.

Will the NHL participate in the Sochi Games?

Will the NHL participate in the Sochi Games?

SB NATION: Matt Brigidi on NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly’s statement the league is “proceeding under the assumption” NHL players will participate in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. There’s no assumption, Bill. The Russian NHL stars are going, regardless of what the NHL decides, and that could start an avalanche of NHL stars bolting for Sochi even if the league rules against it.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeff Ponder on why the Blues lack of offense doomed them once again against the Kings.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with playoff postmortems of the Montreal Canadiens and Minnesota Wild.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back at the career of recently retired NHL forward Brian Rolston.