NHL Blog Beat – Monday, October 21, 2013.

The NHL week that was, information on shootout moves, the early rise of Mason Raymond, kick-starting the Blue Jackets, remembering Allan Stanley and more.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: A look back at the notable highlights and lowlights from the NHL week that was.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne with information on shootout moves.

What's behind Mason Raymond's strong start?

What’s behind Mason Raymond’s strong start?

DOBBER HOCKEY:  The early rise of Maple Leafs winger Mason Raymond.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: The Rangers defensemen are in the spotlight as the club adjusts to a new coach and new system.

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer analyzes the performance of Devils defenseman Adam Larsson.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar on how the struggling Columbus Blue Jackets can kick-start their season.

EYES ON ISLES: Andy Graziano believes the Islanders recent loss to the Hurricanes exposed problems.

THE TEAM OF 18,001: Advanced stats don’t always tell the full story.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier remembers Maple Leaf hall of famer Allan Stanley, who passed away over the weekend.