NHL Blog Beat – January 13, 2014

Reaction to the Jets coaching change and the Sabres new GM, 10 very wealthy NHL players, the rise in groin injuries in the NHL this season, Olympic coverage and much more.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: TJ Maughan with his take on the Jets replacing Claude Noel as head coach with Paul Maurice.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Eric McKelvie wonders how much this coaching change will improve the Jets.

BUFFALO WINS: Chris Ostrander with thoughts on the Sabres recent hiring of Tim Murray as their new general manager.

Keith Tkachuk made a lot of money during his NHL career. A lot.

Keith Tkachuk made a lot of money during his NHL career. A lot.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne lists 10 NHL players whose earnings will blow your mind. Did you know Wade Redden earned over $69 million during his playing career? Or that Keith Tkachuk earned over $81 million? Definitely worth a read.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar on how the time is now for the Columbus Blue Jackets to make their playoff push.

DEFENDING BIG D: Brad Gardner tries to keep his perspective amid the Dallas Stars current slump.

EYE ON ISLES: Andy Graziano breaks down the reasons behind the NY Islanders recent improvement.

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Jaime Eisner with a profile of Phoenix Coyotes defenseman David Rundblad.

UNDISCLOSED INJURY: A detailed account of the increase of groin injuries during this NHL season, the factors behind it and how they can be treated.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas profiles the rich hockey past of noted American civil rights lawyer John C. Brittain.

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: An informative look of how the potential absence of the NHL could affect future Winter Olympics.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: In the run-up to the Sochi Olympics, Joe Pelletier is offering dail profiles of international hockey legends.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Hey, hey, fantasty hockey GMs! It’s Dobber’s 7th Annual Midseason Guide!