NHL Blog Beat – June 27, 2012.

Commentaries on Zach Parise, Roberto Luongo, and the NHL entry draft, grading the coaching changes, suggesting a special section in the HHOF for special achievements, and more.

 

Lots of speculation over where Parise will sign on Sunday.

RANT SPORTS: Steve Palumbo examines the insanity that is the Zach Parise free agent rumors.

LITTER BOX CATS: Ryan Meier on how Roberto Luongo’s trade status has become a soap opera.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar recaps the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Ever wonder where bottom six forwards come from? Tylor Dellow has the surprising answer.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin believes it’s both better and easier to find a good scoring forward in the draft than a good defenseman or goalie.

PUCK THE MEDIA: Steve Lepore has the ratings for the NHL 2012 Awards show and the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. They’re not good, folks.

CBSSPORTS.COM: Adam Gretz rates the NHL coaching changes of 2011-12.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson has eight reasons why he doesn’t like Fenwick/Corsi in player analysis.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois suggests the Hockey Hall of Fame should create a special section for unique accomplishments, like Paul Henderson’s three game-winning goals of the 1972 Summit Series.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks at the thinning herd of alternate jerseys.