NHL Weekend Blog Beat – July 21, 2013.

A collection of this weekend’s notable posts culled from the NHL blogosphere. Enjoy!

The NHL 2014 Winter Classic is among several notable games in the '13-'14 schedule.

The NHL 2014 Winter Classic is among several notable games in the ’13-’14 schedule.

PUCK DADDY: Sean Leahy lists ten “can’t-miss” dates on the NHL’s new 2013-14 schedule, including the Winter Classic, the outdoor game in California, and the respective “Hockey Days” in Canada and America.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: The latest chapter in the always informative “Getting to Know the CBA”. Today’s episode: “The Standard Player’s Contract”.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne explores the value of character players.

SB NATION: Steve Lepore has the 2013-14 TV schedules for all 30 NHL teams.

ANAHEIM CALLING: An interesting town hall debate on rules the NHL should change.

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: Analysis of the LA Kings re-signing captain Dustin Brown.

FEAR THE FIN: How much is Joe Pavelski worth? Quite a lot, actually.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow believes the Oilers should avoid arbitration with Sam Gagner and ink him to a long-term contract.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe present’s “The Faker’s Guide to Advanced Stats in the NHL”. Now you can bluff your way through debates with stats geeks without looking like an ass!

PUCK DRUNK LOVE: David Rogers reports on some “interesting” contract demands of Nashville Predators forward Rich Clune, who clearly has a good sense of humor.