NHL Blog Beat – June 25, 2012.

Commentaries on Justin Schultz, the Penguins targeting Parise, the latest on Paul Statsny, Dale Tallon’s rebuilding efforts in Florida, awkward draft rookie photos and more.

ANAHEIM CALLING: Jen Neale is understandably upset at Justin Schultz spurning the Anaheim Ducks to sell himself via free agency to the highest bidder.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Layeth the smackdown upon a Toronto Star columnist for failing to understand how the CBA works regarding offer sheets and Cory Schneider.

DEEBO’s SPORTS SMACK: Isn’t convinced the addition of the Penguins into the potential Zach Parise sweepstakes could make it more difficult for the Red Wings to sign him.

Stastny remains a fixture in Avalanche trade rumors.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: David Driscoll-Carignan points out Paul Stastny is still with the Avalanche.

LITTER BOX CATS: Ryan Meier wonders if Panthers GM Dale Tallon can build upon this season’s success. If he manages to bring back Roberto Luongo, I say, “yes”.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back at the career of NHL Hall of Famer Fern Flaman, who passed away last Friday at the age of 85.

PUCK DADDY: The 10 most awkward 2012 NHL Draft rookie photos.

DOWN GOES BROWN: The comedic genius of hockey funniest blog has an honest-to-goodness book coming out.


  1. Why do people keep saying the leafs can’t put an offer sheet together for restricted players this off season. We have our own 1st,2nd and 3rd round picks next year which allows us to put offer sheets out there. Is that not the rule according the the CBA???

  2. Interesting article on statsny, I also assumed he was under performing….not so much I guess