NHL Lockout Blog Beat – Christmas Eve, 2012.

Holiday wishes, lockout analysis, ten most controversial people in the NHL in 2012, Absurd Goalie Monday and more in the Christmas Eve edition of the blog beat.

Find out where Raffi Torres ranks among the NHL's most controversial people this year.

Find out where Raffi Torres ranks among the NHL’s most controversial people this year.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney presents “10 people of controversy” in the NHL in 2012, while Greg Wyshynski notes how the NHL’s Facebook holiday card got “Scrooged” by angry hockey fans. Bah, humbug indeed!

DEADSPIN: Sam Eifling is concerned the lockout is taking its toll upon the Puck Daddy staff. I think they’re coping with it just fine.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron is “Waxing on football, strategic trends, and the NHL’s failed business plan”.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Justin Johnson excoriates the top negotiations of the NHL’s CBA, while Ian C. McLaren presents “The Night Before Christmas: NHL lockout edition.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin’s “Geek of the Week” is San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz spotlights Jacques Cloutier in this week’s “Absurd Goalie Monday”.