The NHL week that was…A smackdown of one sportswriter’s analysis of the Flames…Are the Maple Leafs closing in on a trade?…The maturation of Luke Schenn…What will the Bruins opening night 2012 roster look like?…Vinny Prospal’s resurgence in Columbus…More All-Star Game snubs.

GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker’s look at the NHL week that was, as well as the perils of loyalty for Jarome Iginla and Shane Doan.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Scott Lepp takes umbrage with Spector’s take Flames GM Jay Feaster’s handiwork. Not me, this Spector.

HOCKEYTRACKER.NET: Examines the possibility the Maple Leafs will be making a major trade soon.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The maturation of Luke Schenn. Perhaps in time to make him a trade chip?

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Ryan Durling dusts off his crystal ball to see what the Boston Bruins lineup will look like next season.

THE GOOD POINT: Jeff Blay on how Vinny Prospal has experience resurgence in the obscurity of Columbus. You can bet GMs looking for scoring depth for the playoffs have noticed, too.

DOWN GOES BROWN: takes a half-serious look at notable NHL players passed over for this year’s all-star game. OK, not serious at all, but still an enjoyable read.

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One Response to NHL Blog Beat – January 14, 2012.

  1. Obe1 says:

    Bruins line up

    Lucic Krejci Horton
    Parise Bergeron Seguin
    Marchand Peverley Caron
    Pouliot Arniel Thornton
    Knight Spooner Sauve

    Chara Seidenberg
    Boychuk Suter
    McQuaid Hamilton
    Kampher Bartkowski

    Rask and Khudobin

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