NHL realignment, buying out Dany Heatley, increased interference calls, the draft logo for the 2013 NHL Draft and much more are featured in today’s NHL Blog Beat.
MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow offers up an educated guess about NHL realignment and the playoff format.
GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier believes the NHL’s proposed realignment plan could create more questions than it answers.
THE COPPER AND BLUE: Alan Hull examines how the proposed realignment could affect the Edmonton Oilers.
BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner finds NHL referees are on pace to call over 650 more interference calls this season compared to last. Ellen Etchingham, meanwhile, smacks down Ed Olczyk for suggesting Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov was less than manly for ducking a check by Chicago’s Dan Carcillo.
FIRST ROUND BUST: Dan Shrader hopes the Minnesota Wild uses one of their amnesty buyouts to cut ties with Dany Heatley.
HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire wonders if the NHL should adopt bigger nets.
DOBBER HOCKEY: Mike Schmidt takes an updated look at the latest notable NHL stars on the IR list.
DOWN GOES BROWN: A satirical hockey fan’s guide to NASCAR.
ICETHETICS.COM: The new NHL 2013 Entry Draft logo is revealed.