Among today’s collection of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: Quebec City could benefit from the current NHL lockout, several notable NHL veterans could be hurt by the lockout, simming the locked-out season via NHL 94, and the time Mike Milbury challenged Wendel Clark.
BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund suggests Quebec City and other prospective NHL cities could benefit if this lockout results in one or more struggling franchise being relocated.
PUCK DADDY: Speaking of Quebec City, Sean Leahy recalls Eric Lindros’ debut there 20 years ago.
PUCK DRUNK LOVE: David Rogers lists Teemu Selanne, Martin Brodeur, Daniel Alfredsson, Jaromir Jagr and Nikolai Khabibulin among NHL veterans who could be hurt most by this lockout.
THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz played the cancelled October 12 NHL games on NHL 94, so you don’t have to! Among the highlights: Rick Nash leads the Rangers to a convincing victory over the defending Cup champion LA Kings, while Pavel Datsyuk’s two goals helped carry the Red Wings to victory over the Predators.
DOWN GOES BROWN: An excerpt from Jamie McLellan’s new book (The Best Seat in the House: Stories from the NHL Inside the Room, on the Ice and on the Bench), in which NY Islanders coach Mike Milbury attempted to intimidate Wendel Clark. Speaking of books, why not purchase “The Best of Down Goes Brown”? I have, and will be reading it soon. It’s all the best stuff from hockey’s best satirist.