NHL Blog Beat – Monday, March 25, 2013.

The NHL weekend in review, analysis of the Brenden Morrow trade and the Guy Boucher firing, trade deadline commentaries, Absurd Goalie Monday, and much more.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne reviews what was a very busy weekend in the NHL.

RAW CHARGE:  John Fontana and Cassie McClellan offer up their thoughts on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s dismissal of Guy Boucher as head coach.

Was Guy Boucher a scapegoat for Lightning GM Steve Yzerman's mistakes?

Was Guy Boucher a scapegoat for Lightning GM Steve Yzerman’s mistakes?

TWO LINE PASS: Ryan Lambert suggests Boucher was the scapegoat for the mistakes of Lightning GM Steve Yzerman.

DEFENDING BIG D: Josh Lile with analysis of the Dallas Stars shipping Brenden Morrow to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: A Flames fan laments the plight of their team.

HOCKEY TRACKER: Are Marian Gaborik’s days with the NY Rangers numbered?

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar looks at the notable names believed available leading up to this season’s trade deadline.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow makes the case for the Oilers to re-sign defenseman Ladislav Smid.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: On this date in 1994, Wayne Gretzky set the record for career NHL regular season goals.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin’s fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week” is Winnipeg Jets winger Evander Kane.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz reviews the career of Bruce Bullock in “Absurd Goalie Monday”.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: NHL.com is running highlights with an NHL ’94 twist.