NHL Blog Beat – March 4, 2014.

On the eve of the trade deadline, check out the latest in hockey blogging goodness.

It's that time of year again.

It’s that time of year again.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe with the “Dos” and “Don’ts” of the NHL trade deadline.

SB NATION: Matt Brigidi on the silly, stupid fun of the NHL trade deadline, while Adam Gretz wonders what’s next for the Canucks after the Luongo trade.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne believes the Luongo trade doesn’t leave the Canucks in tatters.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney with a musical farewell to Roberto Luongo.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Steve Lepore on the exhaustive deadline coverage planned for TSN and Sportsnet.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: JP Nikota on expectations vs hopes for Leafs fans at the trade deadline.

THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert’s pre-deadline Avalanche thoughts.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar wonders which players the Blue Jackets are targeting, and wonders if Jackets fans expect another “March surprise”.