NHL Blog Beat – November 11, 2013.

The NHL week  in review, analysis of the Oilers recent moves, the Panthers ongoing problems, the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees and much more.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: Adam Caldwell looks back at last week’s notable NHL news.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe dips into his grab bag for interesting NHL news and notes.

Who will replace Ladislav Smid on the Oilers blueline?

Who will replace Ladislav Smid on the Oilers blueline?

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert with his analysis of the Edmonton Oilers signing Ilya Bryzgalov and trading Ladislav Smid to Calgary.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow with his take on the Smid trade.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona examines who will replace Smid on the Oilers blueline.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Demetrios Fragopoulos examines the woes of the Florida Panthers.

SBNATION: Adam Gretz points out Claude Giroux and Evgeni Malkin aren’t the only notable NHL stars to suffer scoring droughts.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Robert Rice explains it’s not enough for the Montreal Canadiens to just compete this season.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan wonders if the Islanders AHL farm team can help them overcome their early struggles.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: The latest update in the “Getting to Know the CBA” series.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on the careers of Chris Chelios, Geraldine Heaney, Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan and Fred Shero.