NHL Blog Beat – July 16, 2014

Reviewing the past decade of NHL free agency, how the new contracts for Kane & Toews could affect the NHL pay scale, midsummer Maple Leafs musings, analysis of Luongo, Vanek and Schultz, and much more. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe reviews the past decade of NHL free agency.

NHL NUMBERS: Jason Gregor examines if the new contracts for Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews will affect the NHL pay scale.

Roberto Luongo could soon set the NHL record for most losses by a goalie.

Roberto Luongo could soon set the NHL record for most losses by a goalie.

THE SCORE: Justin Bourne believes Roberto Luongo could eclipse Martin Brodeur for most career losses.

MAPLE LEAF HOT STOVE: Anthony Petrielli has 10 midsummer thoughts on the Maple Leafs.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Dustin Nelson wonders if Thomas Vanek will become Minnesota’s next Dany Heatley.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Top-10 surprisingly bad plus-minus players.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow offer up his take on Justin Schultz’s contract talks with the Oilers.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on the career of New York Rangers goaltender Chuck Rayner.