Hockey Blog Beat – November 30, 2011.

A look at the Bobby Ryan trade rumors and speculating where he might go…Should the Predators pursue Jarome Iginla?…Anatomy of an internet trade rumor…Jeff Skinner a rising star for the Hurricanes…The 20 most overpaid NHL players…Are the Avs mismanaging their forwards ice time?…The worst play in hockey.

ANAHEIM CALLING: With the NHL media turning its focus toward the Ducks largely because of the Bobby Ryan trade rumors, Jen Neale offers up some tips to help clear up some myths and rumors about him.

How much would you pay for this Duck?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski looks at the various teams rumored to have interest in Ryan and what it might take to land him.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato on what it could cost the Rangers to acquire Ryan.

THE 6TH SENS: Dismisses the notion of the Ottawa Senators acquiring Ryan, pointing to their commitment to rebuilding from within.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Where, oh where, could Bobby Ryan go? Only the Ducks know for sure! My take on the situation can be found in my usual Hockey News column.

THE PREDATORIAL: Kristopher Martel says the Predators should forget about pursuing Bobby Ryan and focus instead on Calgary’s Jarome Iginla.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Alas, Iginla isn’t available, so the Preds would be better off pursuing Ryan.

DEFENDING BIG D: Brandon Worley does an excellent job dissecting the origins of a rumor claiming the Stars could pursue Iginla.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I strongly suggest every hockey fan read this.

RED LIGHT DISTRICT: My pal Patrick Hoffman’s profile of Jeff Skinner, the only real bright spot in an otherwise dismal season so far for the Carolina Hurricanes.

HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: Fred Poulin looks at the 20 most overpaid NHL players making more than $4 million per season.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: examines the issue of the Colorado Avalanche possibly mismanaging the ice time of their forwards after noticing checker Daniel Winnik was leading all Avs forwards in ice time in November.

NIGHTMARE ON HELM STREET: Presents: The worst play in hockey.