NHL Blog Beat – August 29, 2012.

Some reaction to the NHL’s latest CBA proposal, wondering if Kyle Okposo can resolve the Islanders scoring woes, and a history of hockey hair.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla explains why the NHLPA won’t be too happy with the NHL’s latest CBA proposal

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski points out the league’s proposed cap reduction under its latest CBA offer without rolling back salaries would result in sixteen teams forced to slash payroll to become cap compliant.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne explains why NHL CBA negotiations could go up to the 11th hour.

Islanders hope Okposo has a strong season.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan wonders if Kyle Okposo can resolved the Islanders scoring issues.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kaylin Bean with a history of hockey hair.