The NHL at the season’s quarter-mark, what the NHL thinks of hybrid icing, the ongoing Ovechkin vs Crosby debate, the real meaning of the Canadiens logo and much more.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines this NHL season at its quarter-mark.

Dustin Byfuglien is this week's fantasy hockey "stud".

Dustin Byfuglien is this week’s fantasy hockey “stud”.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski looks at 13 most pleasant surprise in this NHL thus far this season, while Dobber Hockey considers Dustin Byfuglien a fantasy hockey stud and Henrik Sedin a dud.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on what the NHL really thinks about hybrid icing, and the type of plays coaches draw up in those final minute timeouts, while Jake Goldsbie on the 2013-14 Montoya line rankings.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ed Miller on the ongoing debate of Ovechkin vs Crosby.

EYE ON ISLES: Andy Graziano with the argument for keeping Jack Capuano as the Islanders head coach.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Matt Drake explains the meaning of the Montreal Canadiens logo.