Playoff analysis, plus commentaries on the Rangers search for a new coach, the Roberto Luongo-to-Islanders trade rumor and more.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe‘s weekly grab bag of NHL news and notes, while Katie Baker previews the Conference Finals.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert on the pissing contest between the media and John Tortorella, and why we could see it again in the near future.

Could Mark Messier become the next coach of the NY Rangers?

Could Mark Messier become the next coach of the NY Rangers?

BLUESHIRT BANTER: John Fortunato feels hiring Mark Messier as the Rangers new head coach would be a huge game by GM Glen Sather.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: “Dominik” is dismissive of Bob McKenzie’s “Roberto Luongo to the Islanders” rumor.

LITTERBOX CATS: Alexander Calloway examines the Florida Panthers cap space.

DEFENDING BIG D: Brad Gardner looks at Dave Tippett, Tom Renney and Guy Carbonneau as potential coaching candidates for the Dallas Stars.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: David O’Connor believes this year’s NHL draft could refuel passion for hockey in the Sun Belt markets.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with his season postmortems for the Detroit Red Wings and San Jose Sharks, plus his Conference Finals preview and predictions.