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...

Blackhawks Sign Brunette.

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed forward Andrew Brunette to a one year deal. Financial details to follow…. **UPDATE** $2 million is the dollar value. A good, veteran pickup for the Blackhawks, and doesn’t tie them down for long.