Hockey Blog Beat – August 25, 2011.

The shifting opinion toward smaller NHL players… The Flyers & Bruins have the biggest salary cap penalties this season…Sam Gagner could be the Oilers best second line center in years…A roundup of Islanders news…Getting to know the new Red...

Report: Red Wings to sign Conklin.

MLIVE.COM: Ansar Khan reports the Detroit Red Wings have signed former St. Louis Blues goaltender Ty Conklin to a one-year deal worth just under $1 million. Khan claims the deal could be announced today. SPECTOR’S NOTE: Conklin, a former Red Wing, has been...