NHL Blog Beat – November 8, 2012.

The latest commentaries on the NHL lockout from around the hockey blogosphere, analysis of rebuilding a team, Mark Recchi’s qualifications for the Hall of Fame, and the time the NY Rangers used a gun in a contract negotiation.

 

Is the NHL Lockout killing hockey in non-traditional markets?

THE CULT OF HOCKEY: Jonathan Willis disputes the theory the NHL lockout could kill teams in non-traditional hockey markets.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Dane Nolan explains why players should fight for salary arbitration and why the owners should let them.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Scott Reynolds examines the effects of the NHL lockout upon AHL attendance, and how often rebuilding works.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne believes it’s time to stop saying “top six or bust” for skill forwards trying to make the NHL.

 THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Marc Lapierre asks, “Is Mark Recchi a First-Ballot Hall of Famer?”

PUCKS, GUTS AND GLORY: NHL History Girl “Jen” looks back at the time the NY Rangers used a gun to negotiate a contract.