NHL Blog Beat – July 6, 2012.

More on Parise and Suter, a look at Shea Weber’s future in Nashville, a potential replacement of Zach Parise for the Devils, and two opinions of Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: David Brown examines if Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were worth the $198 million invested by the Minnesota Wild in signing the duo.

 SECTION 303: Jeremy K. Gover looks at possible options for the Predators to replace Ryan Suter.

Should the Predators re-sign or trade Weber?

SMASHVILLE 24/7: Ryan Porth explains what Shea Weber’s arbitration means for the Predators.

HOLIK ON HOCKEY: Bobby Holik believes the Predators should trade Weber now, rather than try to re-sign him.

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer suggests the Devils consider signing Alexander Semin as a short-term replacement for the departed Parise.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jake Goldsbie believes Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson’s handling of his team’s attempt to trade Rick Hasn proves he has lost his mind.

THE CANNON: Andy Newman, however, believes Howson is trying to make the best of a “no-win” situation by holding out for the best return for Nash.