NHL Blog Beat – December 7, 2013.

More analysis of Lundqvist’s new contract, why enforcers sometimes fight for selfish reasons, what’s keep the Lightning afloat, the curious case of Scott Hartnell and much more.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney makes the case for Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban to be on Canada’s Sochi Olympics team and wonders if we’ll see the October version of the Avalanche again, while Ryan Lambert believes the market value for NHL goalies is rapidly becoming awful.

SB NATION: Henrik Lundqvist and the tradeoffs of a long-term contract.

What will "HBO 24/7" reveal about the Leafs?

What will “HBO 24/7″ reveal about the Leafs?

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne explains why sometimes enforcers fight for selfish reasons rather than the good of the team.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Dan Russell presents “8 Predictions For HBO 24-7: Maple Leafs edition”.

SUN BELT HOCKEY: The Phoenix Coyotes could be close to becoming an elite NHL team.

FLYERS FAITHFUL: Stephane Hardinger with the curious case of Scott Hartnell.

RAW CHARGE: A roundtable of Lightning bloggers examine what’s keeping the club afloat without Steven Stamkos.

EYE ON ISLES: Andy Graziano examines what’s wrong with the NY Islanders this season.

VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Some reviews of Michael Langlois’ new book, “The Maple Leafs Of My Youth”.