NHL Blog Beat – Monday, July 8, 2013.

Further analysis of Friday’s free agent frenzy, reaction to Joffrey Lupul’s disdain for advanced stats, and more.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski lists five under-rated signings from the NHL’s opening day of free agent signings, Harrison Mooney on how Daniel Alfredsson’s “heel turn” by signing with the Red Wings could be a good thing for the Senators, and Ryan Lambert suggests Joffrey Lupul’s disdain for Corsi numbers may be reflective of the attitude of Leafs management.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: Peter Raaymakers wonders if the Senators may have force Alfredsson’s departure by playing hardball in contract talks, while Mark Parisi examines the Senators winners and losers post-free agency.

Joffrey Lupul is no fan of advanced stats.

Joffrey Lupul is no fan of advanced stats.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: “J.J. from Kansas” on Alfredsson, the over-35 bonus cushion and its impact upon the Red Wings payroll, plus Episode Four (Part 2) of “Getting to Know the CBA (Standard Player Contracts)

ON THE FORECHECK/THE LEAFS NATION: Dirk Hoag and Cam Charron with their reactions to Lupul’s comments on Corsi.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on what sort of conceptual framework to be used to view overtime and shootout games.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona reviews every signing made during the opening day of this year’s NHL free agent market.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes speculates Flyers GM Paul Holmgren might not be done making significant additions to his roster this summer.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: Making the case for the Blues to keep Jaroslav Halak.

THE TEAM OF 18,001: Why is Matt Cooke now with the Minnesota Wild?

DOBBER HOCKEY: Jeff Angus looks back on the fantasy impact of last year’s free agent signings.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks at this year’s  potential inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Minor league goalie Don Head is the subject of this week’s “Absurd Goalie Monday”.