NHL Blog Beat – January 12, 2013.

Ten people in the NHL under pressure this season, a long-time Capitals season ticket holder won’t renew, Zach Parise & Ryan Suter face a “Minnesota curse”, and more.

Can Rask rise to the occasion?

Can Rask rise to the occasion?

PUCK DADDY: Ilya Bryzgalov, Evander Kane and Tuukka Rask are among Greg Wyshynski’s list of ten people in the NHL who’ll be under pressure this season.

THE PEERLESS PROGNOSTICATOR: Long-time Capitals season ticket holder T.J. Corrigan’s disgust over how the NHL conducts its labor relations with the NHLPA has led to a decision not to renew those tickets.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin believes NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s apology to hockey fans over the lockout was genuine regret, but not a mea culpa.

SBNATION: Steve Lepore reports NBC will make history on January 19 with its coverage of the NHL’s opening weekend.

SECTION 303: Jeremy K. Gover wonders which players will have an advantage during this shortened season: those who are “battle-tested” from playing elsewhere during the lockout, or those who are rested.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes lists some possible blueline targets for the Flyers. P.K. Subban’s on the list, but Travis acknowledges the Flyers chances of landing him are slim-to-none.

DETROIT HOCKEY.NET: The Red Wings schedule for this season has been leaked.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: There’s reports claiming Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan played a direct role in ending the NHL lockout, which he denies.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Sheng Peng believes Zach Parise and Ryan Suter face a “Minnesota curse”.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Dobber has a shiny new fantasy draft app!