NHL Blog Beat – September 8, 2013.

More commentary on the Flames hiring Brian Burke, Kyle Okposo’s defining season, some fantasy hockey NHL “diamonds in the rough” and more.

Flames hire of Brian Burke raising questions.

Flames hire of Brian Burke raising questions.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski poses “five bothersome questions” about the Calgary Flames hiring Brian Burke as their new president of hockey operations.

SB NATION: Matt Brigidi wonders if Burke’s hiring means Jay Feaster’s job as Flames GM is in jeopardy.

BACKHAND SHELF: Dave Lozo reflects back on some dumb things he’s done as an NHL writer, which includes notable encounters with Ryan Miller and Aaron Ward.

EYE ON ISLES:   believes this season is a defining one for NY Islanders forward Kyle Okposo.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow continues his examination of the Maple Leafs poor Corsi numbers last seasonwhen Dion Phaneuf and Mikhail Grabovski were on the ice.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin looks at some fantasy hockey “diamonds in the rough”.