NHL Blog Beat – Monday, August 12, 2013.

Commentaries on Alex Pietrangelo’s contract negotiations, the state of the Senators finances, two goalies with something to prove this season, the Jets need for bottom-six depth, and more.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert with his take on Alex Pietrangelo’s contract negotiations and what the Blues hope to accomplish.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron examines the state of the Ottawa Senators finances and which direction they could be headed as they try to build a contender on a tight budget…again.

Carey Price enters this season with much to prove.

Carey Price enters this season with much to prove.

HOCKEY BUZZ: Eric Engels recently noted Carey Price and Roberto Luongo will have a lot to prove entering this season.

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Brendan Porter wonders what the Phoenix Coyotes could do with their depth in NHL defensemen.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: Matt Guerin believes the Winnipeg Jets lack depth in their bottom six and at center.

LITTER BOX CATS: Don’t believe hockey has a place in Florida? You’d be wrong, as this series on Florida lengthy hockey history clearly illustrates.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: unearths a classically cheesy Hockey Night in Canada promo from 1967.