NHL Blog Beat – Thursday, July 18, 2013.

It may be a slow time for NHL news, but hockey bloggers are as busy as ever. Read on for the latest notable posts from around the hockey blogosphere.

KUKLA’S KORNER: George Malik explains how the NHL’s “credit facility’s” risen because of the terms in the new CBA.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Adam Gretz explains how the Los Angeles Kings “Corsi’d” their way to the ranks of the NHL’s elite. And remember, kids, it’s called “Corsi”, not CORSI. The stat is named for its creator, Jim Corsi. It’s not an acronym.

Should the Oilers retain Devan Dubnyk as their starting goalie?

Should the Oilers retain Devan Dubnyk as their starting goalie?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeff Ponder reveals a loophole in the NHL’s compliance buyout plan.

THE COPPER & BLUE: Scott Reynolds wonders if the Oilers should re-sign or replace goalie Devan Dubnyk.

DEFENDING BIG D: Brad Gardner tells Stars fans to remember Rich Peverley was part of the return in the Tyler Seguin trade.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: The effect of coaches like Ken Hitchcock and Dave Tippett upon goaltending

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe channels his inner pro wrestling fan with “The Best Heel Turns in NHL History”.

SB NATION: Matt Brigidi reviews the NHL ’94 feature in the new NHL ’14 game.

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  1. FYI for those who don’t click through on the CBA loophole issue, it doesn’t actually exist. An update to the article reports that the CBA specifies that teams can only buy out contracts signed before Sep 15, 2012.