NHL Blog Beat – Monday, March 11, 2013.

The NHL weekend in review, Corey Perry’s trade status, a rising tide of fan and media discontent against Oilers management, Absurd Goalie Monday and more.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne reviews the notable NHL news of the past weekend.

ANAHEIM CALLING: The Curious Case of Corey Perry and The Cup Window.

Along with Alexander Semin, Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty have been the Hurricanes best line.

Eric Staal and Jiri Tlusty have, with Alexander Semin, been the Hurricanes best line.

CANES COUNTRY: Is the Hurricanes first line of Eric Staal, Alexander Semin and Jiri Tlusty the best in the league right now?

THE CANNON: Matt Wagner introduces Blue Jackets fans to their new neighbors under next season’s divisional realignment plan.

THE SPORTS BANK: Ed Cmar believes the Blue Jackets could be “heavy sellers” leading up to this year’s trade deadline.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Alan Hull stokes the rising chorus of discontent from fans, bloggers and pundits aimed at Oilers GM Steve Tambellini.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ed Miller explains why coach Peter Laviolette isn’t to blame for the Flyers struggles this season.

3RD MAN IN: Eric Schmitz explains why the Buffalo Sabres won’t replace Darcy Regier as their general manager…yet.

THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert wonders if the Colorado Avalanche ending the Blackhawks points streak is a sign of good things to come.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin considers Marek Zidlicky fantasy hockey’s “Geek of the Week”.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks at the career of Tim Bernhardt in this week’s “Absurd Goalie Monday”.