NHL Blog Beat – Monday, February 25, 2013.

More NHL outdoor games, the weekend roundup, the Penguins Cup chances, the impact of Randy Carlyle’s coaching upon the Leafs, Absurd Goalie Monday and more.

Does the NHL risk over-exposing its outdoor games?

Does the NHL risk over-exposing its outdoor games?

PUCK DADDY/THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Ryan Lambert and Scott Wazz aren’t keen on the NHL staging too many outdoor games per season. Scotty also takes a look at the career of old-time (like over 100 years old time) goalie Bert Lindsay in today’s “Absurd Goalie Monday“.

BACKHAND SHELF: Miss this weekend’s NHL action? Justin Bourne has the recap.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Steve Burtch busts the myth that Randy Carlyle’s responsible for the Maple Leafs’ improved defense this season.

HOCKEY TRACKER: Are the Penguins a legit contender?

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin’s fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week” is Maple Leafs blueliner Cody Franson.