NHL Blog Beat – September 25, 2013.

A look at some of this season’s potential storylines, what now for P.K. Subban, is Evgeni Nabokov a big problem for the Islanders playoff hopes, debunking Don Cherry’s myth of once coaching four 20-goal scoring tough guys, and more.

GRANTLAND.COM: Sean McIndoe examines some of this coming season’s potential storylines, including Brodeur vs Schneider in New Jersey, Tyler Seguin’s behavior in Dallas, and Tim Thomas in Florida.

DOWN GOES BROWN: McIndoe also has the hilarious “top secret transcript” of Phil Kessel’s suspension hearing.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert with his take on Sabres coach Ron Rolston getting fined.

How will P.K. Subban follow up last season's Norris-winning performance?

How will P.K. Subban follow up last season’s Norris-winning performance?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ari Grief wonders what’s next for P.K. Subban in the wake of his Norris-winning season.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: Is Evgeni Nabokov really that big of a problem for the Islanders playoff hopes? I’m guessing, “yes”.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: This season could be Steve Mason’s last stand as an NHL starter.

JAPERS’ RINK: A unique look at the Washington Capitals depth chart.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Derek Zona punctures Don Cherry’s myth that he once had four twenty-goal fighters on his roster.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on the career of former Anaheim Duck Steve Rucchin.



  1. One of the funniest down goes brown ever! I’m going to copy that out, frame it and put it up on my wall!

    • Sean McIndoe is hilarious.