NHL Blog Beat – July 30, 2014

Check out the latest and greatest from the hockey blogosphere over the past several days. 

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe goes down Wikipedia’s NHL rabbit hole, and lists the NHL’s Forrest Gumps.

THE SCORE: Justin Bourne lists 5 NHL players who use unique sticks.

Can NHL teams with big-money stars find success?

Can NHL teams with big-money stars find success?

SB NATION: Adam Gretz notes NHL GMs love to overpay for so-called “winners” and wonders how James Neal and Patric Hornqvist will perform this season with their new teams. Evan Sporer, meanwhile, wonders if NHL teams can succeed with two big-money stars on their rosters.

CAUSEWAY CROWD: Anthony Urciuoli examines David Krejci’s worth to the Boston Bruins.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Joe Fortunato believes the New York Rangers need Rick Nash.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow compares the respective offenses of the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Andrew Jow with the ins and outs of NHL offseason training.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas on the family competitiveness that fuels hockey success for Darnell Nurse and his family.

RAW CHARGE: Clark J. Brooks, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, believes Dallas Eakins will one day come “home” to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

FEAR THE FIN: The San Jose Sharks are doing a poor job conveying their message (whatever it is) to their fans.

NUCKS MISCONDUCT: A look at how far the Vancouver Canucks, Stanley Cup finalists in 2011, have fallen in just three short years.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: An league-wide survey of the NHL scouting departments.

SECOND CITY HOCKEY: Ladies and gentlemen: the Corsi Hockey League All-Stars!