NHL Blog Beat – September 4, 2012.

More opinion on the NHL CBA negotiations, commentaries on Jordan Eberle and Marc-Edouard Vlasic, how to buy a hockey jersey that lasts a lifetime, and more reviews of the 1972 Summit Series.

BACKHAND SHELF/KUKLA’S KORNER/DOWN GOES AVERY: Daniel Wagner on the futility of a fan revolt against the NHL in the event of a lockout, Dave Davis on the fallacy of fan backlash, and the reality that the NHL will stage a lockout and doesn’t care what the fans think.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Protest by all legal means if it make you feel better, but don’t expect it’ll either prevent or shorten a lockout. It won’t. That’s not defeatism, it is reality.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin expects a lockout, and calls for no half measures on the players’ part. Either stand firm and expect to lose an entire season, or capitulate now and save everyone the bother.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: John Couture explains why a lockout could be a double-edged sword for the Nashville Predators.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: Here’s an alternative to hockey if there’s a lockout – movies! And no, not movies about hockey.

Is Eberle poised for superstardom?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Anatoliy Metter suggests Jordan Eberle could be on the verge of NHL superstardom. Tyler Dellow will disagree.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham examines the Edmonton Oilers fourth line and finds it lacking.

SUNBELT HOCKEY JOURNAL: Spencer Head looks at Marc-Edouard Vlasic, whom he considers the San Jose Sharks most under-rated defenseman.

BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund on how to buy a hockey jersey to last a lifetime.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier on Team Canada’s redemption in Game Two of the 1972 Summit Series.

DOWN GOES BROWN: has uncovered the Team Canada 1972 Summit Series Application Form.

1 Comment

  1. LOL, it seems half the blogs and pundits are talking about the fans revolting agaisnt the NHL/NHLPA and boycotting games etc……I call bull. We read this every labour stoppage in every sport for the last 20 years, and it hasnt happened yet. And it wont happen now. The last CBA (the one the players would fight to the death against), doubled players salaries and led the league to record revenue, and this one will be no different. For every basement blogger wearing his Che Guevera t-shirt instigating a revolt, there are market research studies done by reputable sources proving that a labour stoppage has absolutely no long term effect on the sporting industry.