NHL Blog Beat – Friday, August 9, 2013.

Recommended changes and non-changes for the NHL, the 99 most fascinating things about “The Gretzky Trade”, some notable NHL moves made in previous Augusts, getting to know the new NHL CBA, and much more.

The NHL must get rid of the "over the glass" delay of game penalty.

The NHL must get rid of the “over the glass” delay of game penalty.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker lists fifteen things that should never change in the NHL, while Sean McIndoe lists several things needed to fix the NHL. No, firing Commissioner Gary Bettman isn’t one of them. These are sensible, realistic suggestions.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski lists the 99 most fascinating things about “The Gretzky Trade” on its 25th anniversary, and they truly are fascinating. No other trade has affected the NHL like that one, and the repercussions are still being felt today.

DOWN GOES BROWN: Sean McIndoe also weighs in with a tongue-in cheek look at some fascinating facts about the Gretzky trade.

BACKHAND SHELF: Dave Lozo looks at some notable NHL moves made in previous Augusts. So take heart, bored hockey fans, something of marginal interest might happen this month!

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: “J.J. from Kansas” with the latest in the ongoing series “Getting to Know the CBA”. Today’s episode: Training camps.

NHL NUMBERS: Travis Yost with the Western Conference Rolling Team Corsi.

ICETHETICS: The NHL unveils Stadium Series logo.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Eric Daoust with the 2013-14 salary cap bargains.

EYES ON ISLES: presents “The Clutterbuck Chronicles”, a satirical look at Cal Clutterbuck’s life with the NY Islanders.

FLYERS FAITHFUL: Paul “BizNasty 2.0″ Bissonnette is training hard to become a goalscorer this season…or is he?