NHL Blog Beat for Monday, July 15, 2013.

Why pro athletes like Ilya Kovalchuk owes us nothing, Blackhawks fans divided on Chris Chelios’ legacy, why identifying undervalued talent can give a team an edge, identifying problems with the NHL and suggesting solutions, Absurd Goalie Monday, and much more.

SUNBELT HOCKEY JOURNAL: Andrew Luistro explains why pro athletes like Ilya Kovalchuk owe the fans nothing.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron explains why he feels the current salary cap recapture system is poorly-designed.

Chris Chelios' departure from the Blackhawks remains a sore point for some 'Hawks fans.

Chris Chelios’ departure from the Blackhawks remains a sore point for some ‘Hawks fans.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Evan F. Moore reports Blackhawks fans remain divided on the legacy of soon-to-be Hall of Famer Chris Chelios.

DOBBER HOCKEY: “Dobber” offers up his thoughts on some of the recent notable NHL headlines.

JAPERS’ RINK: Determining the true value of Washington Capitals restricted free agent Marcus Johansson.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: An explanation of how identifying undervalued talent through the use of advanced stats can provide a team with a competitive advantage.

FLYERS FAITHFUL: Kevin Christmann uses newly-signed Flyer Michael Raffl as an example to explain the rules governing draft eligibility and signing undrafted players under the new CBA.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Justin Dahan identifies some notable problems within the NHL and offers solutions.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: With Daniel Alfredsson having departed for Detroit, it’s time for the Ottawa Senators to rethink their marketing strategy.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz examines the life and career of former Montreal Canadiens Alphonse “Frenchy” Lacroix in his weekly segment, “Absurd Goalie Monday”.