NHL Blog Beat – February 5, 2014.

A list of the NHL’s Ironmen, all eyes in Montreal upon Habs GM Bergervin, the value of Sam Gagner, a comparison of Mats Sundin and Borje Salming and more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innnes lists the NHL’s “Ironmen”, those players with the longest streaks of consecutive games without injuries.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently looked back at the biggest NHL news of the past weekend.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Eric Engels wonders what moves Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has in store for his struggling club before the trade deadline.

Is Brooks Orpik in decline?

Is Brooks Orpik in decline?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Mike Colligan on the quiet decline of Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik.

MATCHSTICKS & GASOLINE: Flames fan Ruhee Dewji on “the comfort of disappointment”.

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: What could Sam Gagner bring to the table for the slumping LA Kings?

UNDISCLOSED INJURY: Reviewing concussions, prolotherapy and how they pertain to Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.

EYES ON ISLES: Reagan King on restoring order across Isles Twitter.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Which Swedish Leafs hall of famer was better: Mats Sundin or Borje Salming?