The NHL week in review, Taylor Hall’s knee-on-knee hit on Cal Clutterbuck, NHL safety, and hockey fans are among some of today’s topics in the Blog Beat.
BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne doesn’t take kindly to knee-on-knee hits, like the one Taylor Hall recently inflicted upon Cal Clutterbuck.
PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert wonders why the NHL continues to drag its feet on safer equipment.
SB NATION: Bruce Ciskie believes coaches like former Sabres bench boss Lindy Ruff are part of a dying breed.
THE COPPER & BLUE: Did an Edmonton Journal columnist inadvertently reveal the Oilers were guilty of tampering with Justin Schultz?
SPORTS ON EARTH: Will Leitch explains why hockey fans don’t care if you like their sport.