NHL Blog Beat – September 6, 2012.

More opinions on the NHL CBA situations,how many decent seasons Patrik Elias has left,  the evolution of European players in the NHL, and five suggested jersey changes.

RAW CHARGE: John Fontona on the NHL owners demanding more concessions from the NHLPA.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz believes players’ agents deserve their fair share of blame for the contentious NHL labor situation.

Should the St. Louis Blues be contracted?

THE LEAFS NATION: Cam Charron suggested contracting the NHL to 24 teams. Sorry, Cam, the NHL has no intention of contracting even one club, let alone six.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes points out those who have a say regarding a possible NHL lockout will still get paid.

IN LOU WE TRUST: Matt Evans wonders how many more good seasons Patrik Elias has left.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ed Miller examines the evolution of European players in the NHL over nearly fifty years.

THE FACEOFF CIRCLE: Five jersey changes that need to happen.