NHL Blog Beat – October 14, 2013.

Five most surprising teams of the new NHL season, the continuing debate on hockey fights, ranking Phil Kessel among Leafs greats, a classified ad for an Oilers goaltender, and much more.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney lists the five most surprising teams of the opening two weeks of the NHL season, Ryan Lambert weighs on on players opinion of fighting. while two hockey fans offer differing opinions about hockey fights.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe recently delved into his NHL Grab Bag looking at some of the notable highlights of the past week.

Where does Phil Kessel rank among Maple Leaf greats?

Where does Phil Kessel rank among Maple Leaf greats?

THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona examines where Phil Kessel ranks among the Maple Leafs greats. You’ll be surprised where Kessel places. Scott Reynolds looks at the hubbub over the Oilers making Nail Yakupov a healthy scratch.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kevin Goff on how the Colorado Avalanche have surprised the hockey world early this season. Ryan Pike lists five secrets to the Calgary Flames early success this season.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Steve Downie is your fantasy hockey “Geek of the Week”.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier on the debate among some observers (notably Stan Fischler) questioning Bobby Orr’s status as the greatest defenseman in NHL history.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: Laura Astorian points out a classified ad trying to find a goalie for the Edmonton Oilers.