Commentaries on the “Luongo to Tampa Bay” rumors, more opinions on the NHL playoff chaos, the NHL playoff week in review, evaluating clutch goaltending, potential roadblocks regarding the sale of the Coyotes, looking at the bright side of the Avalanche’s season, Joe Thornton’s beard, and NHL playoff violence: Taiwanese style.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS/RAW CHARGE: Justin Godfrey looks at what it would take to bring Roberto Luongo to the Tampa Bay Lightning, but doubts GM Steve Yzerman would go that route, while John Fontona dispenses with speculation to point out the reasons why the Lightning won’t pursue Luongo.

PUCK DADDY/PUCK DRUNK LOVE/HOCKEYBUZZ: Ryan Lambert explains why lengthy suspensions are the best way to curb dangerous hits, Laura Astorian explains why Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau is wrong when he claims hockey fans love undisciplined play, and Peter Tessier presents a video history of suspensions and the NHL playoffs.

GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker checks in with her weekly look back at the latest NHL happenings.

Drop the clutch?

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Chris Boyle provides in-depth analysis of what makes a clutch NHL playoff goaltender, pointing out why Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury and Edmonton Oilers hall of famer Grant Fuhr shouldn’t be considered “clutch”.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Fred Poulin on six potential roadblocks which could prevent the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: Cole D. Hamilton looks back on five games from this season which suggest the Colorado Avalanche were better than they were a season ago.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham wonders what the story is behind Joe Thorton’s big-ass playoff beard, because it’s too early in the playoffs for it to be that big.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski discovered a Taiwanese animation of the recent NHL playoff violence which has to be seen to be believed!

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One Response to NHL Blog Beat – April 20, 2012.

  1. Sheepdogged says:

    Taiwan wins hands down.

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