NHL Blog Beat – August 13, 2014

More analysis of NHL teams hiring hockey analytic experts, plus commentary on the Leafs, Jets, Red Wings, Capitals and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe examines the reasons behind a growing number of NHL teams embracing advanced stats.

THE SPORTING NEWS: Travis Yost looks at why the recent hirings of hockey analytics experts by some NHL teams has upset some in the mainstream media.

Is there reason for hope this summer in Leafs Nation?

Is there reason for hope this summer in Leafs Nation?

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois wonders if there’s reason for optimism in Leafs Nation this summer.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney offers up his take on the possible merger of the AHL and ECHL.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeremy Wiebe lists the top-five NHL Cinderella teams of all time.

TWO PAD STACK: Ryan Womeldorf believes the Detroit Red Wings are a dying juggernaut.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas looks at Kings forward Jordan Nolan’s day with the Stanley Cup.

JAPERS’ RINK: Looking back on the time Don Cherry had words with former Washington Capitals coach Tommy McVie.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Tom Collins lists the top-1o fantasy players over the age of 35.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: A look at why offer sheets are so scarce in the NHL.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Memories of the old Jets team could be haunting the new version.

ICETHETICS: The August edition of “NHL JerserWatch 2014″.