NHL Blog Beat – July 12, 2012.

Analysis on Alexander Semin, Roberto Luongo, Wojtek Wolski, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Derek Roy, and more!

ANGUS CERTIFIED: More statistical analysis suggesting NHL GMs are wasting too much time worrying about what make Alexander Semin tick, and not enough effort trying to sign him.

NUCKS MISCONDUCT: Bidding a fond farewell to Roberto Luongo.

Do the Capitals have another “enigma” in Wolski?

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: Peter Hassett on the Capitals signing of Wojtek Wolski, and if they’ve got another “enigma” on their hands

FEAR THE FIN: The rationale behind the San Jose Sharks re-signing of defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a new, multi-year deal.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz wonders if the sharks could be circling Sharks coach Todd McLellan this season.

DEFENDING BIG D: Josh Lile on the strange case of newly-acquired Stars center Derek Roy, who is now out until November due to shoulder surgery.

HOLIK ON HOCKEY: Bobby Holik makes the case for former teammate Claude Lemieux’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Consider Lemieux was among the most hated players in NHL history, I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for that.