A blogger investigating the Senators finances gets hacked, plus commentaries on Mikhail Grabovski, Nazem Kadri, Jamie Benn, Ilya Kovalchuk and much more.

PUCK DADDY/SB NATION: Harrison Mooney on how Hockeybuzz blogger Travis Jost (who’s spent the summer investigating the Ottawa Senators finances) had his Hockeybuzz profile hacked and scrubbed and his Twitter account deleted. Travis Hughes meanwhile has links to cached versions of everything Yost wrote on the Senators finances.

It’s easy to jump to conclusions that someone within the Senators organization was the culprit, but there’s no proof anyone within the team (particularly owner Eugene Melnyk) was behind this.  Still, it appears someone certainly objected to Yost’s prying into the Senators finances.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: Peter Hassett believes new signed Capital Mikhail Grabovski will be better than the departed Michael Ribeiro.

How long until Cody Franson is signed?

How long until Cody Franson is signed?

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois on Nazem Kadri’s and Cody Franson’s stalled contract talks with the Maple Leafs.

NUCKS MISCONDUCT: Analysis of Roberto Luongo’s recent sit-down interview with TSN’s James Duthie.

DEFENDING BIG D: Ismael Hammoudi makes the case for Jamie Benn as the next captain of the Dallas Stars.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: David Rogers cited a report out of Russia in which Ilya Kovalchuk claims the Stanley Cup remains his target. Since he’s now retired from the NHL to play in the KHL, that’s a distant target.

THE PUCK STOPS HERE (VIA KUKLA’S KORNER): A rebuttal to Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons’ recent dismissal of Corsi numbers.

THE COPPER & BLUE: The Dustin Penner offer sheet experience didn’t work out so well for the Oilers, but neither did the return the Ducks received from the Oilers in return.

RAW CHARGE: In the second part of the series on “Normal Goaltender Development”, a look at Juniors vs NCAA vs professional.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Brandon Smillie recently reviewed the Canadiens off-season moves.

SB NATION: The evolution of NHL logos in video format.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Hall of Fame goalie Gump Worsley is an indie rock band legend.

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3 Responses to NHL Blog Beat – August 26, 2013.

  1. SmielmaN says:

    Thanks Lyle!!! Your the man!

  2. Kent74 says:

    They tracked the IP address to the Ukraine and found that the IP address being used was actually a charity( or something I can’t remember the specifics) that is owned by Eugene Melynk.
    Honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if Melynk had something to do with it, you hear more stories about him than any other owner in the NHL

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