NHL Blog Beat – Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Commentaries on Alexander Ovechkin, the Canadiens season, Steve Mason, the Sabres young players, looking back on the Frank Mahovlich trade and more.

 

Alexander Ovechkin has rediscovered his scoring mojo.

Alexander Ovechkin has rediscovered his scoring mojo.

PUCK DADDY: With many fans, bloggers and pundits having spent the past two years wondering what’s wrong with Alexander Ovechkin, Greg Wyshynski examines what’s been going right for the Capitals captain this season.

HOCKEY BUZZ: Eric Engels examines the Montreal Canadiens improvement this season, plus makes the case for P.K. Subban as a Norris contender

BACKHAND SHELF: Jason Bourne on the value of character and chemistry in a hockey dressing room.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow doesn’t buy into the theory Steve Mason could improve as a goalie with the Flyers.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: How much will the NY Rangers miss their first and second round picks in this year’s entry draft?

SABRE NOISE: Caitlin Campbell chastises Sabres fans for booing the club’s rookies.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Michael Amato wonders if the Canucks could keep Roberto Luongo and instead trade Cory Schneider this summer. Could they? Yes. Will they? No.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier looks back on the 1968 blockbuster trade in which the Toronto Maple Leafs dealt Frank Mahovlich to the Detroit Red Wings.

DOWNS GOES BROWN: Sean McIndoe offers up a unique “in-depth” comparison of Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr.