NHL Postseason Blog Beat – Friday, May 24, 2013.

A hockey writer’s lament on how covering the game changes how you view it, reaction to the Avalanche hiring Patrick Roy as head coach, the new Stars logo revealed, the value of Patrik Elias, a possible buyout for Daniel Briere, and more.

RAW CHARGE: Clare Austin on how being a hockey writer affects how you view the game, for better and for worse.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: Cheryl Bradley with her take on the Avalanche hiring Patrick Roy as their new head coach.

How much will the Devils pay to re-sign Patrik Elias?

How much will the Devils pay to re-sign Patrik Elias?

ANGUS CERTIFIED: The Second Annual To 50 NHL Trade Value Rankings.

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer on how much the New Jersey Devils should spend to retain Patrik Elias.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes on how Daniel Briere is preparing for the inevitable contract buyout.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on the cost to the Oilers of using a compliance buyout for Shawn Horcoff.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: How fast are the New York Islanders?

PUCK DADDY/ICETHETICS: Someone has leaked the Dallas Stars new logo.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: On this date in 1980, Bob Nystrom scored the greatest goal in NY Islanders history.