NHL Blog Beat – February 28, 2014

Storylines to follow over the remainder of the NHL season, the lead-up to the trade deadline and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

The return of Steven Stamkos is among several notable NHL storylines worth watching in the coming weeks.

The return of Steven Stamkos is among several notable NHL storylines worth watching in the coming weeks.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney lists 12 storylines to watch over the remainder of the NHL season.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe also looks at some interesting storylines worth following down the stretch, plus what’s wrong with the NHL trade market.

RAW CHARGE: John Fontana wonders if the changing Lightning roster factored into Martin St. Louis’ trade request.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne believes St. Louis’ trade request makes the Lightning captain look spiteful and unreasonable.

SB NATION: Ted Starkey notes the clock is winding down on the Ryan Miller era in Buffalo.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on the NHL’s new salary structure and paying stars.

NUCKS MISCONDUCT: Should Canucks management blow up the roster and start over?

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: Does Ryan Callahan make sense for the struggling LA Kings?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: The Pittsburgh Penguins need to revive their three-center model.