NHL Blog Beat – June 19, 2012.

The drama of RFAs, cautionary tales for hockey players, looking back at the 2002 entry draft, commentaries on Rick Nash and Zach Parise, and much more!

CAVEMAG.COM: Jay Adams highlights some of the more notable restricted free agent signings resulting in some of the most “dramatic, intriguing and bizarre moments” in NHL history.

Bernier boarding Scuderi a cautionary tale for hockey players.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham cites New Jersey Devils Steve Bernier’s game-changing board call in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final as a cautionary tale for hockey players.

CBS SPORTS: Adam Gretz looks back a decade at the 2002 NHL entry draft.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar on the complications facing the Columbus Blue Jackets in their efforts to trade Rick Nash.

HOLIK ON HOCKEY: Bobby Holik with his take on where Zach Parise could end up.

RANT SPORTS: Steve Palumbo examines the issues (including Parise’s status) facing the New Jersey Devils.

 THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGownan wonders if the NY Islanders are planning to cut loose pending UFA winger P.A. Parenteau.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz on the Phoenix Coyotes posting a job opening for legal counsel, speculating on what it could entail.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Another installment of the best and worst trades made by Brian Burke as Leafs GM. Today, the fourth-worst and fourth-best.

 THE ACTIVE STICK: Beware anonymous, mysterious “hockey insiders” bearing trade and free agent rumors.

 DOWN GOES BROWN: A preview of the NHL 2012 Entry Draft. Don’t take this seriously as a draft guide, kids, it’s solely for entertainment purposes, but by all means, check it out and enjoy a laugh.