NHL Blog Beat – Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Reasons why this year’s trade deadline could suck, trade rumors about Jarome Iginla and Marian Gaborik, commentaries on the Flyers and Coyotes, and more.

 

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner lists five very good reasons why this year’s NHL trade deadline could be the worst ever. Ah, the NHL lockout, the “gift” that keeps on giving!

Where will Jarome Iginla be dealt?

Where will Jarome Iginla be dealt?

FLAMES NATION: Ryan Lambert, hater of all things Canadian, considers five potential trade destinations for Jarome Iginla.

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: “Niesy” examines the rumor linking Marian Gaborik to the LA Kings. Otherwise known as “Cap space? What cap space? We don’t need no stinkin’ cap space!”

FLYERS FAITHFUL: Mark Siciliano believes third period meltdowns are a big reason behind the Philadelphia Flyers woes this season.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: George Fallar updates us on the Phoenix Coyotes ownership situation.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Mike Murphy asks a good question: “Is the League Ready for an Openly Gay Player?” Let’s hope so, that day could be coming soon.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Eric Daoust looks at some cheap players ($1 million or less) who could help your fantasy hockey team.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: Presents: “Zeitgeist: NHL GMs meeting includes epic Magic: The Gathering Tournament”. Or not.