NHL Blog Beat – November 20, 2013.

Top ten Martin St. Louis achievements, predicting an inevitable collapse for the Maple Leafs, the stability of the Coyotes blueline, the 100 greatest players of all time and much more.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ryan Lambert wonders if the Maple Leafs will learn anything from their inevitable collapse, while Justin Bourne cites Mark Scheifele on how “rookie mistake” became an expression.

Martin St. Louis recently played in his 1,000th NHL game.

Martin St. Louis recently played in his 1,000th NHL game.

PUCK DADDY: In honor of Martin St. Louis’ 1,000th NHL game, Sean Leahy recounts his top ten moments. Greg Wyshynski, meanwhile, interviews NHL COO John Collins on outdoor games and building the league into a $4 billion business.

GRANTLAND: With the benefit of hindsight, Sean McIndoe sets the record straight on five supposed hockey facts, such as the Senators being crazy for re-signing Wade Redden and letting Zdeno Chara walk.

HOCKEYBUZZ: Eric Engels on the Canadiens offensive struggles this season. This was written before the Habs downed the Wild 6-2, but it’s still a worthwhile read.

SUNBELT HOCKEY: Mark Brown explains how the Coyotes stable blueline has proven invaluable to the club’s performance this season.

DOBBER HOCKEY: For those fantasy hockey GMs who owned Steven Stamkos, Terry Campkin explains how you can replace him.

THE COLOR OF HOCKEY: William Douglas reports the “Old Spice Guy” (aka actor Isaiah Mustafa) loves hockey.

EYES ON ISLES: Michael Willhoft presents “#IslesTwitter and You: A User’s Guide”.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier lists the 100 greatest players of all time.