NHL Blog Beat – August 1, 2014.

Reviewing last season’s biggest trades, Jets fans growing unhappy with the club’s management, the importance of understanding arbitration and more in today’s collection of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere.

Martin St. Louis' trade to the Rangers ranked among last season's biggest deals.

Martin St. Louis’ trade to the Rangers ranked among last season’s biggest deals.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looks back on last season’s biggest trades.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Two Jets bloggers voice their displeasure with the club’s management.

LAST WORD ON SPORTS: Mitchell Tierney explains the importance of understanding how NHL arbitration works.

FANSIDED: Anthony Urciuoli explains why the Boston Bruins shed enforcer Shawn Thornton.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas with five famous hockey families of color.

SB NATION: Adam Gretz remembers the Quebec Nordiques.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Eric Daoust lists five defensemen who could disappoint their fantasy owners.

THE HOT TAKERY: An NHL 14 simulation between “Team Heart” and “Team Corsi”.