NHL Lockout Blog Beat – November 14, 2012.

More NHL lockout analysis, ranking Joe Sakic among the best centers in NHL history, an ode to Pascal Leclaire and more.

THE CULT OF HOCKEY: Jonathan Willis lists three excellent reasons why the NHLPA should jump at the chane to accept two-year entry level deals.

DEFENDING BIG D: Brandon Worley on how the NHL lockout and Twitter have combined to ruin his life.

HABS EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Birkshire copes with the NHL lockout by checking out a QMJHL game.

BROAD STREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes on how the Flyers got slammed by their fans on Facebook after announcing a promotional giveaway.

ANAHEIM CALLING: Tracking the whereabouts of the Ducks and other locked-out NHLers via an interactive map.

Where does Sakic rank among the top NHL centers of all time?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on where Joe Sakic rates among the top ten NHL centers of all time.

SILVER SEVEN: Ryan Classic with an ode to recently-retired goaltender Pascal Leclaire.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Older players and the grind of a long season.

DEADSPIN: Barry Petchesky on the story of an iconic Derek Sanderson photo, which graces the cover of Sanderson’s new biography.