NHL Blog Beat – February 13, 2012.

Enough nitpicking over the Red Wings home wins record…Nordiques Nation trying to bring the NHL back to Quebec City…Canadiens would be nowhere without Carey Price…Kevin Shattenkirk Shines in St. Louis…Top ten players who could move at the trade deadline…A look back at Rendez-Vous 87…How goalie equipment has changed through the decades…Absurd Goalie Monday.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski makes a good case against those nitpickers who’d mark the Detroit Red Wings tying the NHL home wins record with an asterick.

BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund on how Nordiques Nation has spoken about bringing the NHL back to Quebec City. Will the league listen?

ALLHABS.NET: The development of Carey Price into a significant net presence for the Montreal Canadiens. Remember, folks, if Pierre McGuire had been their GM in 2005, Price wouldn’t be a Hab today.

Shining in St. Louis.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeff Ponder on how Kevin Shattenkirk, dealt to the Blues as part of a four-player swap with the Avalanche, is thriving in St. Louis.

THE SPORTS BANK: Ed Cmar list the top ten NHL players most likely to be moved at the trade deadline. With all due respect to Ed, only three on that list (Hemsky, Ruutu and Visnovsky) could be moved, but that’s just my opinion. We’ll see come February 27th which ones move and which ones don’t.

MENTAL FLOSS: Scott Allen looks back on the success of Rendez-Vous 87, and how there’s never been anything like it since, and probably never will be anything like it again.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks at how much goalie equipment has grown since the 1950s.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz presents the latest installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Bill Oleschuk.