NHL Blog Beat – January 20, 2013.

113 things that changed before the puck dropped on this NHL season, an open letter to Gary Bettman, one hockey fan’s isn’t too excited over the start of the season, and more.

A number of things happened before the NHL lockout ended.

A number of things happened before the NHL lockout ended.

PUCK DADDY: Since the NHL lockout lasted 113 miserable days, here’s a look at 113 things that happened over that period.

SUN BELT JOURNAL: Bill Vandermark with an open letter to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

RAW CHARGE: Cassie McClellan just couldn’t muster up that much enthusiasm for the NHL’s return, especially when there’s other hockey to follow.

ICETHETICS: A look at what’s new in the new NHL season.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Some career alternatives for P.K. Subban as he awaits a new contract from the Montreal Canadiens.