NHL Blog Beat – October 15, 2014

The perils of being an NHL captain, an explanation for why the Panthers early-season home games are poorly attended, the Canadiens need practice, why plus/minus is a bad statistic and much more in today’s collection of hockey-blogging goodness. GRANTLAND: Sean...

Blue Jackets Claim Gillies.

The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed left wing Colton Gillies off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. Gillies, 22, had two points in 34 games with the Wild this season.

Wild Sign Gillies.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports the Minnesota Wild have signed Colton Gillies to a two-year deal worth $600K next season and $650K in 2012-13.