NHL Blog Beat – October 15, 2013.

Suggested criteria for teams to honor former players, a brief history of Team Canada jerseys, five reasons the NY Rangers will rebound, five unsustainable early season trends in the Western Conference, and much more in today’s collection of hockey blogging goodness.

No Sabres love for Jason Pominville?

No Sabres love for Jason Pominville?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski noted the Buffalo Sabres didn’t bother to honor former Sabres captain Jason Pominville upon his return to Buffalo with the Minnesota Wild, and suggested some criteria for teams to honor former players.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe looked back upon this past weekend in the NHL.

BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Creamer presents a brief history of Team Canada sweaters.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Josh Smith lists five reason the New York Rangers will rebound.

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: Steve Lepore believes the Metropolitan Division could be the league’s worst this season.

SILVER SEVEN SENS: After a rough start to this season, better days should be ahead for the Ottawa Senators.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow examines the Edmonton Oilers fourth line, and doesn’t like what he sees.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Anthony Lancione lists five unsustainable early-season trends in the NHL’s Western Conference.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier rebuts a recent blog by Derek Zona regarding Phil Kessel’s place in Maple Leafs history.