NHL Blog Beat (CBA-Free Edition) – August 31, 2012.

A call for the Phoenix Coyotes to be moved, suggesting the Red Wings face an inevitable decline, analysis on Jordan Eberle’s new contract and Zach Bogosian’s injury, the lack of “problem athletes” in the NHL, and more.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert believes the NHL should stop trying to keep the Coyotes in Arizona and move the club to a better hockey market, like Quebec City. If the sale to Greg Jamison ultimately falls through, Lambert could get his wish.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne picks up on the theme from a recent “Winging It In Motown” blog regarding the inevitable decline of the Red Wings.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow suggests the Edmonton Oilers have overpaid Jordan Eberle.

ARCTIC ICE HOCKEY: How Zach Bogosian’s absence (wrist surgery) will affect the Winnipeg Jets.

OVERTIME: Alexander Monaghan explains the NHL’s lack of “problem athletes”.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Celebrates its fifth anniversary today. They grow up so fast…

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Matt Stephen on the evolution of the hockey video game. I realize today’s games are superior to those of the 1990s, but I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for Sega Genesis’ “NHL 93″.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz talks hockey cards.