NHL Lockout Blog Beat – December 7, 2012.

Reaction and analysis of the latest breakdown in NHL CBA talks.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla on the importance of long-term labor peace for the NHL.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron on the predictability of the NHL in these CBA negotiations, Jake Goldsbie has “A Twitter scrapebook of disappointment”, documenting last night’s NHL CBA atrocities, while Justin Bourne examines how the spin from the league & PA has fans’ heads spinning.

THE CULT OF HOCKEY: Jonathan Willis explains why it makes sense for both sides not to make a deal yet. It’s all about the bargaining.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: Graham Hathway on the folly of seeking a “hero” on either side to step in and end the lockout. In short, it’ll end when the NHL is ready to end it.

Kyle Brodziak could benefit from Zach Parise’s 13 year contract.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow on how long term contracts for stars (like Zach Parise) can actually benefit rank and file players (like Kyle Brodziak).

BATTLE OF CALIFORNIA: In the absence of advanced NHL hockey stats, Earl Sleek instead examines the advanced stats of the players and owners involved in this week’s negotiations.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ross Bonander with the best Twitter posts from the latest NHL sensation: #Podium, and  Ian Dunham with five ways the NHL can win back fans post-lockout

GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker has “Commemorative NHL Lockout trading cards”. Suitable for collecting, shooting holes into, or lining the bottom of bird cages.