NHL Blog Beat – August 24, 20122.

More reaction to this week’s unproductive NHL CBA talks, and a call to bring the NHL back to Hartford.

BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund with a “two-fer” today; pointing out there are no good guys in these NHL CBA negotiations, and remembering the Hartford Whalers while hoping the NHL returns one day. I’d love to see the Whalers reborn, if for no other reason than to hear “Brass Bonanza” again!

RAW CHARGE: Cassie McClellan on how the fans could help the NHLPA.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes acknowledges the awful truth: Gary Bettman is right when he expects the fans to return after another lockout.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: Brad Lee isn’t impressed the Blues are selling tickets for this season when the possibility of a lockout looms.