NHL Blog Beat – Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

Remembering former LA Kings owner Jerry Buss, a fantasy hockey contest, commentaries on the Islanders, Absurd Goalie Monday and more.

SB NATION: Matt Brigidi remembers the hockey legacy of LA Lakers and former LA Kings owner Jerry Buss, who recently passed away at the age of 80 from kidney failure, while Steve Lepore examines the local TV ratings for Hockey Day in America.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe ranks the top Olympic hockey tournaments since 1980.

DOBBER HOCKEY: presents A free one-day (February 23, 2013) Fantasy Challenge for $300.

Isles heading in wrong direction under Jack Capuano?

Isles heading in wrong direction under Jack Capuano?

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: Chris McNally believes the NY Islanders are headed in the wrong direction under coach Jack Capuano.

HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: How much longer will Islanders star John Tavares put up with playing for a mediocre lineup.

SECOND CITY HOCKEY: Singing the praises of Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp.

LIFE IS A PUCK: A pictorial evolution of hockey helmets.

BLUE SEAT BLOGS: Hockey Systems 101: Defensive zone strategies.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz remembers former Winnipeg Jets goalie Pierre Hamel in this week’s installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”.