NHL Blog Beat – July 27, 2012.

Proposing a luxury tax in next NHL CBA, supporting the NHL owners, a call for more offer sheets,a Bruins fan on Tim Thomas’ personal opinions, a look at several promising Panthers, and a “Great Obscure Moment in  Leafs History”.

OVERTIME: Richard Pollock suggests the addition of a luxury tax in the next NHL CBA. It remains to be seen if the NHLPA will include this as part of their upcoming counter-proposal to the league, but if they do, you can bet the league will shoot it down. The big market free-spenders don’t want it any more than they want a better system of revenue sharing.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois on why he tends to supports the owners in collective  bargaining. Nothing wrong with that, though I’d find it increasing difficult to support a group that keeps screwing up every supposed “slam-dunk” win for them.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert wants to see more offer sheets in the NHL. I doubt he’ll get his wish.

Thomas’ personal opinions continue to baffle and enrage hockey fans.

IT’S A NEUTRAL ZONE TRAP: A Bruins fan offers up their opinion on Tim Thomas, separating their appreciation for what he did for the Bruins with dismay over he does off the ice.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Adam Stafki looks at several promising young players who could blossom into stars for the Florida Panthers.

DOWN GOES BROWN: In today’s installment of “Great Obscure Moments in Leafs History”:  the time when former Leafs coach Pat Quinn screwed up his lineup guard during a playoff game. Good times…


  1. i’m beginning to think Boston will be glad to put Thomas in their rearview mirror. regardless of what Thomas did for Boston in the past he is now essentially no longer a Bruin. Thomas’s actions have shown he puts himself above the team and he values his politics more than his teammates. he’s now effectively affiliated himself with an organization who’s owner Dan Cathy made public comments so offensive the mayors of 3 Prominent American cities (Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco) have made public announcements saying the company is not welcome in their city. i can’t recall this type of reaction ever happening before and for Thomas to insert himself in the middle of the contreversy will certainly cost him down the road.

    • I pretty much agree with everything you say here.

      Also, thank you to Lyle and anyone else involved in this post for linking to my blog! :)