NHL Lockout Blog Beat – October 20, 2012.

Among today’s compilation of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: weighing in on the “Luongo-to-Toronto” trade rumors, more CBA commentary, the NHL expansion blues, reasons why USA hockey will never catch Canada, and the wacky NHL career of Darcy Wakaluk.

 

Could Luongo be in a Leafs jersey for real this season?

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: “What would you give for Roberto Luongo?”, Leafs fans?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski weighs in on the Luongo rumors.

BACKHAND SHELF: Leafs fan Jake Goldsbie offers up his take on the rumors.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow ignores the “gloom-and-doom” rhetoric following the end of this past week’s NHL CBA negotiations and focuses on the facts, which has him optimistic a resolution could be coming soon.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham offers up her take on talk of further NHL expansion under a new CBA, expressing the concern over further dilution of the NHL talent pool.

DEADSPIN: Columbus Blue Jackets fans recently gathered at a bar for an Xbox game simulation, called by the Blue Jackets radio announcers.

STACK: Six reasons why USA hockey will never catch Canada. With all due respect, USA Hockey has caught Canada, making Team USA – at every level – Canada’s top hockey rival now.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier with the wacky career of former NHL goalie Darcy Wakaluk.