Analysis of the end of the NHL lockout and reaction to the new CBA, Absurd Goalie Monday and more as we celebrate our first full day without the NHL lockout.
PUCK DADDY: Sean Leahy with 7 immediate questions for the NHL now that the lockout is over. Topping the list, of course, is if Roberto Luongo is headed to Toronto?
BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron suggests the NHL improve its GameCenter Live service as a way the league can thank its fans for their patience during the lockout. Justin Bourne, meanwhile, looks at the top ten storylines to stoke fan excitement heading into the new season. Yeah, Luongo topped that list, too.
THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Kevin Goff has some suggestions for the NHL to earn back its fans. I’ve got one: Promise to never, ever, stage another lockout again!
CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin isn’t thrilled with the fallout from the new NHL CBA.
STANLEY CUP OF CHOWDER: sarahconnors is happy to have the NHL back, because the other leagues were no substitute.
HITTING THE POST: The end of the NHL lockout is not a great day for hockey, as there’s few positives to be seen among the wreckage.
DRIVING PLAY: “Who This New CBA Sucks For”. Pretty much everyone.
SECTION 303: Jeremy K. Gover on the pointlessness of boycotting NHL games to protest the recent lockout.
NHLNUMBERS.COM: The new CBA is going to make big market teams spend their money more thoughtfully.
THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan on how the new CBA could affect the NY Islanders.
DOBBERHOCKEY: Time to dust off your fantasy hockey info, the NHL is back!
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz presents another installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. Featured this week: Clarence Dolson.