NHL Lockout Blog Beat – December 3, 2012.

Analysis of the latest notable NHL lockout news, what we aren’t missing about the NHL, the lot of an on-ice hockey official, Absurd Goalie Monday, and more.

SBNATION: Dominik Jansky considers three options which could emerge from Tuesday’s kinda, sorta “owners-players only” meeting.

Could a “moderate” NHL team owner like Jeff Vinik bring the lockout to an end?

RAW CHARGE: John Fontana on the inclusion of Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik in that meeting.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on Donald Fehr’s “Conflicts & Incentives”.

THE CULT OF HOCKEY: Jonathan Willis wonders if this lockout could spell the end for Gary Bettman as NHL Commissioner.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker gets all biblical (well, only a little) in her analysis of the NHL lockout.

 JAPERS’ RINK: What we don’t miss about the NHL, like headshots, concussions and the league’s joke of a policy on both.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron presents the NHL lockout if it were done in the style of Shakespeare.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: How NHL CBA mediation would turn out if Judge Judy was the mediator.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ross Bonander on the difficult lot of a referee.

DRAFT SITE: Bill Placzek wonders what kind of draft we’ll have if there’s no NHL season.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with the latest installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Philippe Sauve.