Recalling the careers of Daniel Briere and Sami Salo, assessing the LA Kings, Tuukka Rask’s performance and more in your NHL Blog Beat. 

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert examines the Los Angeles Kings to determine if the club is in decline.

JEWELS FROM THE CROWN: Is Tyler Toffoli the next Justin Williams for the Kings?

Daniel Briere enjoyed some of his finest NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Daniel Briere enjoyed some of his finest NHL seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier reflects on the NHL careers of recently-retired forward Daniel Briere and defenseman Sami Salo.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Cam Hasbrouck wonders if Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask still a Vezina-worthy candidate

RAW CHARGE: A list of potential milestones for several Tampa Bay Lightning players.

ST.LOUIS GAME TIME: Has the Blues defense gone soft?

NUCKS MISCONDUCT: Losing faith in Canucks president Trevor Linden and GM Jim Benning.

FEAR THE FIN: What can the San Jose Sharks expect from backup Alex Stalock this season?

BLUESHIRT BANTER: Tracking passing plays highlights the individual impact on team success.

JENLC13: Analysis of the 1-3-1 neutral zone forecheck.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Reaction to the Calgary Flames proposed $890 million arena megaproject.

IN LOU WE TRUST: Will now be known as All About the Jersey.

GRANTLAND: Sean McIndoe with the Heavyweight Belt of NHL Rivalries.