NHL Blog Beat – Monday, January 28, 2013.

Check out all the latest goodness from the NHL blogosphere.

Has Ovechkin become predictable and pedestrian?

Has Ovechkin become predictable and pedestrian?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski wonders if more NHL teams adding full-time independent beat reporters is a sign of the future of hockey media, while Ryan Lambert points out the sad fact Alexander Ovechkin will probably never be the high-scoring, electrifying superstar he once was.

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Sarah Connors teams up with “Langluy” from Jewels from the Crown in explaining why female hockey fans are actually genuine hockey fans. They also explain to teams and networks who put out these so-called “guides” to attract girls and women to hockey to disengage their stereotype switch.

DEFENDING BIG D: Erin Bolen deconstructs the “Brian Burke to Dallas” speculation, then dismisses it, and rightly so.

THE LEAFS NATION: Cam Charron rejects the notion the Maple Leafs should buy out Dion Phaneuf this summer. If anything, they need to find him a decent defense partner.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis explains why Ben Bishop isn’t the answer for the Oilers goaltending.

THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert weighs in on the Ryan O’Reilly contract situation.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson examines Ilya Kovalchuk’s power play ice time.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin checks in with your fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”. This week, it’s Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: NBC Sports Network scored big with its debut “Wednesday Night Rivalry” game between the NY Rangers and Boston Bruins

ICETHETICS: The arena logos of the Eastern Conference teams. My favorite is the Air Canada Centre logo.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz highlight former NY Rangers goalie Jim McLeod in this week’s installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”.

1 Comment

  1. The Jackets should be the ones ‘wooing’ Burke … they need him to sell hockey and help them out cause their current GM is a joke!