Playoff analysis, commentaries on Andy McDonald, Andrei Markov, Dany Heatley, NHL fans and much more.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe rates how disappointing your team’s playoff run was this season. Unless, of course, you’re a fan of the Blackhawks and Bruins.

BACKHAND SHELF: Dave Lozo with thoughts on the Stanley Cup Final, the Original Six and more.

Concussions forced Andy McDonald to retire.

Concussions forced Andy McDonald to retire.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeff Ponder on Andy McDonald’s decision to retire.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire explains why the Canadiens shouldn’t trade Andrei Markov.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Giles Ferrell believes the Minnesota Wild shouldn’t buy out Dany Heatley.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois on the perils of Leafs blogging.

SPORTS ON EARTH: Joe Delessio on why NHL fan don’t need to be defensive of their sport.

FLYERS FAITHFUL: The Philadelphia Flyers must improve in the faceoff circle next season.

DEFENDING BIG D: Brandon Worley wonders if the Dallas Stars could hire their new coach this week.

THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert reviews the Western Conference Final.