NHL Blog Beat – August 6, 2012.

Commentaries on Shane Doan, Maple Leafs trade bait, Flames management avoiding rebuilding, the Avalanche waivers status, hockey as an industry, plus a look back at the Chris Gratton offer sheet story, and of course, Absurd Goalie Monday.

 

With Ryane Clowe on the Sharks roster, do they need Shane Doan?

FEAR THE FIN: The Sharks are reportedly interested in Shane Doan, yet they may already have a similar player on the roster in Ryane Clowe.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Lukas Hardonk believes no Maple Leafs player should be untouchable in the club’s efforts to improve itself.

SBNATION: Dominik Jansky on why Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster resisted overhauling his roster this summer.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: David Driscoll-Carignan on the Colorado Avalanche waivers status.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron offers up his thoughts on hockey as an industry.

HOCKEYBUZZ.COM: Bill Meltzer looks back fifteen years to when the Philadelphia Flyers signed then-Tampa Bay Lightning forward Chris Gratton to an offer sheet.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz checks in with another installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Emile “The Cat” Francis.