NHL Blog Beat (Pre-Draft Edition) – June 29, 2013.

Analysis and previews of the upcoming NHL Draft, the Lightning after Lecavalier, photos from the Blackhawks Cup parade and more.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney has his five favorite photos from the Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade in Chicago.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on the classy letter sent by the Blackhawks to the Boston Bruins.

RAW CHARGE: John Fontana examines life for the Tampa Bay Lightning after Vincent Lecavalier.

AWFUL ANNOUNCING: Josh Gold-Smith on the evolution of Don Cherry’s playoff wardrobe.

nhldraft2013logo THOUGHTS FROM THE MAN CAVE: Jeremy Lambert examines possible moves by the Colorado Avalanche this weekend.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar expects the unexpected from the Columbus Blue Jackets at this year’s draft.

SMASHVILLE 24/7: Ryan Porth interviews former NHL scout and ESPN draft analyst Grant Sonier on what to expect at this year’s draft.

VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Michael Langlois reflects back on his favorite Maple Leafs draft day.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: James McClure looks back at where some of today’s NHL coaches and general managers were selected in previous NHL drafts.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier lists the top ten junior players of all time.