NHL Blog Beat (Entry Draft Edition) – June 23, 2012.

Commentaries on the NHL 2012 Entry draft, reaction to the Jordan Staal trade, Zbynek Michalek’s return to Phoenix, the Capitals moves, and the 2012 Hall of Fame candidates.

BACKHAND SHELF: The always eloquent Ellen Etchingham with her thoughts on the NHL draft.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker’s top storylines of the NHL Entry Draft.

Jordan (L) & Eric Staal are now teammates in Carolina.

PUCK DADDY/HOCKEY WRITERS: Greg Wyshynski on the fan reaction in Pittsburgh and Carolina regarding the Jordan Staal  trade, while Andrew Hirsh believes the Penguins and Hurricanes will benefit form this trade.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson compares Jordan Staal and Brandon Sutter.

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Jordan Ellel on the Phoenix Coyotes reacquiring defenseman Zbynek Michalek.

ON FROZEN BLOG: Analyzing the Washington Capitals moves at this year’s Entry Draft, which included the acquisition of center Mike Ribeiro from Dallas.

DOWN GOES BROWN: To bring this hectic draft weekend to a close, here’s a hilarious look at the 2012 Hall of Fame Candidates.