NHL Blog Beat – July 25, 2012.

Reaction to the Predators matching the Flyers offer sheet for Shea Weber, more analysis on the Rick Nash trade, CBA talk, and more.

 

Is Weber truly happy staying in Nashville?

ON THE FORECHECK: Dirk Hoag on the true cost for the Nashville Predators of matching the Flyers offer sheet for Shea Weber.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY/PUCK DADDY: Travis Hughes and Harrison Mooney with their analysis of what the Flyers might do now that their efforts to land Shea Weber have failed.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar with his analysis of the Rick Nash trade.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner on the true value of the return the Blue Jackets received from the NY Rangers for Nash.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin believes the best solution for perennially money-losing NHL franchises is “The Atlanta Solution”: relocation to better markets.

BUZZING THE NET: The effect of an NHL lockout upon CHL franchises in Canadian cities.

 THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan interviews new Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner.