NHL Blog Beat – September 23, 2013.

Accepting more NHL outdoor games, reaction to the Sabres-Maple Leafs brawl and the Blues signing Brenden Morrow, the latest on the NY Islanders, and more.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert chokes down his bile and accepts the fact the NHL will be staging more outdoor games each season.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: Analysis of the Blues inking Brenden Morrow, especially how it could affect team chemistry.

Zack Kassian's careless play resulted in a serious injury to Edmonton's Sam Gagner.

Zack Kassian’s careless play resulted in a serious injury to Edmonton’s Sam Gagner.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona on why fights don’t result in more goals, while calling for tougher suspensions when players are injured by careless or dirty play.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe breaks down how that Sabres-Maple Leafs brawl took place.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: JP Nikota suggests “the code” of enforcers has changed.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Are the Montreal Canadiens the NHL’s most over-rated team? Well, if you consider winning the most Stanley Cups in NHL history over-rated, sure.

EYES ON ISLES: Michael Willhoft believes the Islanders old-school ways of building a team could have them soon poised to reap the benefits.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Do the Minnesota Wild need David Steckel?

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on the whos and hows of 2013 5v5 shotblocking.

ICETHETICS: 12 preseason letters to NHL teams.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin’s fantasy hockey”Geek of the Week” is Radko Gudas.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier presents some hockey board games from the past.