NHL Blog Beat – March 3, 2014

Analysis of the Ryan Miller trade, expectations for the upcoming NHL trade deadline and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looked at last week’s notable NHL news in his weekly Grab Bag.

BACKHAND SHELF: Scott Lewis believes Tim Murray’s fearless approach to rebuilding the Sabres, while Justin Bourne lists five ways a traded player can fit in with his new team.

Did the Sabres get a good return for Ryan Miller?

Did the Sabres get a good return for Ryan Miller?

DIE BY THE BLADE: Andy Boron takes a closer look at what the Sabres got in return from St. Louis in the Ryan Miller trade.

RAW CHARGE: John Fontana believes it best if Martin St. Louis either owns up to his trade request or puts it to rest, while Cassie McLellan examines why the Lightning are so tense these days.

GONE PUCK WILD: Ger Devine explains why the Minnesota Wild should not pursue Martin Brodeur.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow analyzes the depth of the elite teams.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Playing the blame game with the Carolina Hurricanes.

THE BLUE AND WHITE BROTHERHOOD: A listing of the most under-rated player on every NHL team.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Jamie McGinn is your NHL fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”.