Three-on-three overtime, Dan Cleary’s weird contract situation, the Hurricanes blueline woes, why it’s time to win in Winnipeg and much more.

BACKHAND SHELF: Dave Lozo believes three-on-three overtime would be only slightly less dumb than shootouts, while Jo Innes examines (among other things) the injuries inflicted by that lovable dirtbag – her words, not mine – Darcy Tucker during his playing career.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes with reaction to Daniel Cleary bolting the Flyers to return to the Red Wings.

CANES COUNTRY: In the wake of Joni Pitkanen’s season-ending heel injury, Bob Wage believes this is not a time for panic for the Hurricanes, fearful they might sign a replacement blueliner to a bad contract or take one on via trade.

Is pairing Seth Jones with Shea Weber a good idea?

Is pairing Seth Jones with Shea Weber a good idea?

ON THE FORECHECK: Why pairing Seth Jones with Shea Weber ain’t happenin’.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jacob Robinson explains why it is time for the Winnipeg Jets to become a playoff club.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato on why Alain Vigneault positive message is just what the NY Rangers need right now.

LEAFS NATION: Cam Charron on the mystery that is Maple Leafs defenseman Paul Ranger.