NHL Blog Beat – October 16, 2013.

Power rankings, listing the NHL’s top skaters, the ten most complete NHL forwards, the top 20 players in Panthers history, and much more.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski (with help from Forbes.com) lists the NHL’s most expensive and cheapest tickets, while Ryan Lambert checks in with his unique version of the weekly NHL power rankings.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innes looks at some of the interesting viruses and fungi floating around NHL dressing rooms, while Justin Bourne ranks the NHL’s ten best skaters.

Where does Pavel Datsyuk rank among the NHL's most complete players?

Where does Pavel Datsyuk rank among the NHL’s most complete players?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Carl Maloney lists the NHL’s ten most complete players.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Among the things Mike Murphy wants to see from Rick Nash when he returns from injury: no more fighting.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow continues to make the case Oilers starter Devan Dubnyk will overcome his poor start to the season.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: A Blues fan wants Maxim Lapierre off their team. Can’t say I blame them.

IN LOU WE TRUST: Jerry Tierney examines how much the first month of a new season matters.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Tony Wiseau wonders how long until Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo is no longer on the hot seat.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Florida Panthers, Joe Pelletier lists the top 20 players in team history.