NHL Lockout Blog Beat – October 26, 2012.

In today’s selection of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: firing Bettman and/or Fehr won’t change anything, 15 biggest egos in the NHL, 10 villains of the current lockout, analysis of the Islanders move and the Blue Jackets hiring John Davidson.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne gets his snark on in honor of yesterday’s expired deadline for saving the full 82-game NHL schedule.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert explains why the calls from pundits, bloggers and fans for NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA director Donald Fehr to be replaced won’t resolve anything, as well as why such calls are a complete and utter waste of time. Greg Wyshynski, meanwhile, provides some background into the KHL’s decision to cancel two games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

SBNATION: An anonymous “NHL team executive” took to Reddit to explain why his side is doing what it is doing.

BLEACHER REPORT: The 15 most egotistical figures currently in the NHL. What? NHL personalities with giant egos? The devil, you say!

FIGHTING FOR STANLEY: Jeremy Wiebe with the ten villains of the current NHL lockout.

Can “JD” improve the woeful Blue Jackets fortunes?

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar’s take on the Columbus Blue Jackets recent hiring of John Davidson as their new president of hockey operations.

HOCKEYBUZZ.COM: Islanders fan Dee Karl offers up her take on her team’s move to Brooklyn.

 DOWN GOES AVERY: A satirical look at Charles Wang’s press conference notes announcing the Islanders move to Brooklyn.