NHL Blog Beat – January 24, 2012.

Two views on Tim Thomas’ decision to boycott the White House…Did the Flyers bet on the wrong goalie?…The cost for the Flyers to acquire Weber or Suter…A case for the Rangers as Cup contenders…What’s wrong with the Sabres?…The career of Doug Jarvis…Original Six action in color…An optimist’s guide for non-playoff teams…Rumor blogging for dummies.

PUCKDADDY/JERSEYS AND HOCKEY LOVE: Two thoughtful takes on Tim Thomas’ decision yesterday not to attend the White House ceremony honoring the Boston Bruins Cup championship.

Should the Flyers have stuck with Bobrovsky?

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron suggests the Flyers may have back the wrong horse when they ponied up big bucks and made two significant trades to make room for Ilya Bryzgalov over Sergei Bobrovsky. Hmmmm, possible buyout candidate if there’s a “one-time-only, one-guy-only, penalty-free buyout period” at the start of the next CBA?

GCOBB.COM: Josh Janet on the “harsh reality” of the Flyers acquiring either Shea Weber or Ryan Suter.

BLOG DUDES: Steve Ives on why the Rangers should be considered Cup contenders.

ST. LOUIS GAME TIME: have set up “The Clarence Fund” to help one of their own. Please check it out.

DIE BY THE BLADE: What’s wrong with the Buffalo Sabres? And what should be done to fix things?

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier presents, the Montreal Canadiens “secret weapon”, ironman Doug Jarvis.

DENNIS-KANE.COM: Enjoy the Original Six in color, courtesy of a 1967 NFB short film. It’s well worth it.

DOWN GOES BROWN: An optimist’s guide to non-playoff teams. Leafs fans and Tim Thomas fans might not see the humor.

ALL HABS.NET: Presents: Rumour Blogging for Dummies! Now you too can earn a living dreaming up outlandish NHL trade rumors in the comfort of your own home!