NHL Weekend Blog Beat – July 14, 2013.

How salary arbitration works under the new CBA, how Tuukka Rask’s new contract affects other top goaltenders, a look at the Ducks and Devils off-seasons so far, and more.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: It’s a double dose of arbitration explanation from “J.J. in Kansas”, first with an overview of how arbitration works under the new CBA, along with analysis on arbitration and entry-level contracts.

Tuukka Rask's new contract will affect NHL goalie market.

Tuukka Rask’s new contract will affect NHL goalie market.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert on the impact Tuukka Rask’s new contract will have upon the NHL goalie market. In short, if you’re an NHL GM with a good goalie on your roster, be prepared to pay a lot more to keep him in the fold.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe with a list of candidates to replace the now-departed captains of the Senators, Stars, Lightning, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Islanders, Sabres and Flames.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Brian Stubits on why Ilya Kovalchuk can return to the NHL without permission in 2018. Let’s cross that bridge if we come to it then, shall we?

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: Hey, why hasn’t Dustin Penner been signed yet?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: After four years of uncertainty, the Coyotes and their fans can finally focus on hockey this season.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan evaluates this summer’s moves by the NY Islanders.

SB NATION: Matt Brigidi wonders if the Anaheim Ducks are a better team following their recent off-season moves.

IN LOU WE TRUST: John Fischer explains why the New Jersey Devils marginal signings matter.