NHL Blog Beat – June 26, 2012.

Commentaries on Roberto Luongo, Alexander Semin, Steve Ott, CBA negotiations, a look back at Game 7 of the ’06 Cup Final, other NHL brother acts, and more.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois suggests the Maple Leafs should try to swing a “three-way deal” to land Roberto Luongo. Three way trades rarely occur, but in this instance, it might be a good way to bring about a deal which works for three clubs.

HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: A panel discussion on Alexander Semin’s future in the NHL.

Are the Stars shopping Ott?

DEFENDING BIG D: Brad Gardner examines the trade rumors swirling about Stars forward Steve Ott.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow examines RFA oddities and CBA negotiations.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ross Bonander explains why he roots against the players in CBA negotiations.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham looks back at Game Seven of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final.

PUCK THE MEDIA: Steve Lepore on NBC’s coverage of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

 THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with Absurd Goalie Monday profiling Mike Fountain.  My fault for missing this yesterday.

DOWN GOES BROWN: A look at other notable NHL brother acts.


  1. I can’t believe you linked to the article from Ross Bonander. First, he doesn’t seem to understand the difference between a lockout and a strike. Second, his argument of why he is rooting against the players applies as much to the owners (if not more given that a labor stoppage would be due to a lockout). It’s a poorly thought-out article that doesn’t deserve the publicity.

  2. I may not agree with Mr. Bonander’s opinion, but I feel his side should be heard, too.

    • I disagree and wouldn’t have linked to it given the factual and logical errors if it were my site. I agree that all sides should be heard but draw the line when there are obvious errors. I would be worried that uninformed people might make the same strike vs. lockout error, which happened in the recent NFL and NBA lockouts.

      Overall, I love the site…I just disagree with this decision.