NHL Blog Beat – January 8, 2013.

Check out all the latest from around the NHL blogosphere in today’s expanded version of the NHL blog beat. GRANTLAND: Bryan Curtis with an excellent piece on the NHL media’s stakeout of the NHL headquarters during the final, frantic month of the lockout....

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...