The NHL week in review, 10 players whose value has risen for the Sochi Olympics, the NHL’s five best defensive teams this season, analysis of the Maple leafs, Jets, and Sabres, plus much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE:  Looking back at last week’s notable NHL news.

Jamie Benn's Olympic stock is rising.

Jamie Benn’s Olympic stock is rising.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski lists the ten NHL players whose Sochi Olympics stock has skyrocketed.

SB NATION: Evan Sporer examines why NHL attendance is down compared to last season.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Walter McLaughlin lists the NHL’s five best defensive teams so far this season.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: Peter Raaymakers wonders whether Jared Cowen’s play or attitude is more troubling.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: JP Nikota wonders how long a rebuild is supposed to take, especially where the Leafs are concerned.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: What’s the real problem with the Winnipeg Jets?

HOOKED ON HOCKEY: Prashanth Iyer examines how this season’s Buffalo Sabres compares with the worst teams of the past 25 years.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on tired teams and Corsi numbers.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin names Claude Giroux as the fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”, while Nathan Weselake lists 6 moves for fantasy hockey managers with nothing to lose.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier recalls the NHL careers of Willy Lindstrom.

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One Response to NHL Blog Beat – December 16, 2013.

  1. Micki says:

    SB Nation: Attendance is down because the economy is still bad.

    Silver 7 Sens: Cowen’s attitude is the problem. Good luck Sens, nice contract you gave him.

    Arctic Ice: Problem with Jets is that there is no solid core and many times they don’t look like a unified team on the ice.

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