NHL Blog Beat – September 20, 2013.

Criticism of preseason fighting, a loophole in a new rule about helmets and fighting, reaction to Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ new contract, the top-30 NHL goaltenders, and more.

Is there a need for fights in the preseason?

Is there a need for fights in the preseason?

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert is no fan of preseason fights, Sean Leahy explains a loophole rule regarding helmets during fights, and Greg Wyshynski lists the 8 most ridiculous things about ESPN.com’s NHL rankings.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Scott Reynolds with his take on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins new seven-year, $42 million contract.

RAW CHARGE: The REAL top-30 NHL goaltenders.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: In the latest installment of “Getting to Know the CBA”, it’s the competition committee explained.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow with his latest on new hockey metrics.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Brady Trettenero on appealing names with unappealing fantasy hockey results.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier lists over 50 players profiles he compiled over the summer.