NHL Blog Beat – September 12, 2012.

More CBA talk, speculation if a new arena in Seattle means an NHL franchise in that city, a reminder Andrei Kostitsyn is still unsigned,  “live-blogging” Game One of the 1987 Canada Cup, plus fun facts about the Canada Cup tournaments.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Eric Macramalla on the NHLPA’s efforts to use legal means to block an NHL lockout.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne believes the PA’s “show of solidarity” is a waste of time, while Ryan Lambert believes the possibility of Sidney Crosby playing overseas during a lockout – and risking injury there – probably doesn’t please the league.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Andrew Eide wonders if a new arena for Seattle could one day result in an NHL franchise.  Given the high number of perennially money-losing franchises (eight), I wouldn’t dismiss the possibility of one of them one day moving there.

No market for Kostitsyn?

FEAR THE FIN: Hey, kids! Andrei Kostitsyn is still unsigned.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jake Goldsbie “live blogs” Game One of the 1987 Canada Cup.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier presents “Things You Did Not Know About The Canada Cup”, including the fact an exhausted Wayne Gretzky peed his pants on the bench during the first overtime of Game Two of the 1987 Canada Cup Final.



  1. If the league doesn’t want Crosby or others to play elsewhere, they have a simple solution: Don’t lock out the players.

    Once they do so, well, you’ve made your bed, you’re going to have to damn well lie in it.

  2. The league could care less if Crosby or any other player played elsewhere in the meantime, in fact most of the franchises would want their players to work in the lockout and stay in shape and hone their craft. The point about Crosby is that he is coming off a very long issue with a concussion, and if was to play anywhere he is taking a risk. The same would be said about Pronger or Savard if they were to play during the lockout.