NHL Blog Beat – Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

More analysis of the 2013 NHL Draft, the latest opinions on Vincent Lecavalier, the start of a new era for the NY Rangers and more.

Did the Schneider trade make the Canucks better?

Did the Schneider trade make the Canucks better?

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker with her NHL 2013 Draft wrap-up, while Sean McIndoe examines if the Cory Schneider trade made the Canucks any better. No, this isn’t one of Sean’s usual satires, he’s serious this time.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner examines which teams went furthest off the draft board with their selections this year.

THE COPPER AND BLUE: Calm down, Oilers fans. The fact Craig MacTavish didn’t make any “bold moves” at the draft doesn’t mean it was a waste. Say hello to Darnell Nurse.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski breaks down the Vincent Lecavalier derby so you don’t have to.

DEFENDING BIG D: Josh Lile examines the possibility of Lecavalier signing with the Dallas Stars. Timely, given recent speculation the Stars could be front-runners for Vinny’s services.

STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: Sarah Connors doesn’t like the Bruins odds of signing Lecavalier. Neither do I. They need the cap space for Tuukka Rask.

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Kevin Power on the end of one era and the start of another for the New York Rangers.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier with an update on his “Hockey’s 100 Greatest Players” project. If you’re interested, why not contact Joe and help make his selections.