NHL Blog Beat – Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

The NHL playoff watch continues, plus commentaries on the Maple Leafs, Alexander Ovechkin, Ales Hemsky, the Canadiens and much more. PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski has his latest update of the NHL Playoff Death Watch. GRANTLAND: Maple Leafs fan Sean McIndoe introduces us...

The NHL’s Culture of Pain.

Why NHL players will continue to play through debilitating injuries in pursuit of championship glory. Anyone following this year’s Stanley Cup Final between the LA Kings and New Jersey Devils could see Devils star forward Ilya Kovalchuk was not playing up to his...