NHL Blog Beat – January 24, 2013.

The story lines from week one of the NHL season, examining if those who played overseas during the lockout have any advantage, plus opinions on P.K. Subban, Keith Ballard, Nino Niedereitter, Mark Scheifele and more.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker examines the story lines emerging so far in Week One of the NHL’s new season.

Redden soon to don a new Blue shirt.

Redden soon to don a new Blue shirt.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner wonders if those NHLers who played overseas during the lockout have any advantage over those who didn’t, while Dave Cunning interviewed new St. Louis Blues defenseman Wade Redden on his long run back to the NHL.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Adam Gretz on “A lesson in line matching: The faceoff after an an icing”.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire does a nice job punching holes in the trade theories floating around lately over P.K. Subban.

THE CHECKING LINE: Mike Flannery reports Isles prospect Nino Niederreiter twice denied making a trade request, saying it came instead from his agent.

THE LEFT WING LOCK: Sarah Lindenau explores the reasons behind the Detroit Red Wings poor defensive play this week.

CANUCKS ARMY: Jeff Angus looks at the options the Vancouver Canucks face with defenseman Keith Ballard.

OILERS NATION: Jonathan Willis explores the pros and cons for the city of Edmonton regarding their new arena deal with the Oilers.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: TJ Maughan on the limited time the Winnipeg Jets have to evaluate Mark Scheifele this season.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson has some interesting charts regarding player TOI usage.