NHL Lockout Blog Beat – September 21, 2012.

In today’s collection of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: The Swedish Elite League has to allow its teams to sign locked-out NHL players, why the NHLPA is as much at fault for the lockout as the NHL, how the lockout will affect the AHL teams, and a review of the book, “The Goal That United Canada”.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski reports the Swedish Competition Authority has ruled the Swedish Elite League must allow its teams to sign locked out NHL players if they wish, or risk stiff penalties.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Why the NHLPA is just as guilty as the NHL for the current lockout.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne considers an NHL “Diver’s List” a unique, interesting proposal, but also quite unnecessary.

The NHL lockout will have an impact upon AHL teams.

HOCKEY TRACKER: Laura Shifflet on how the NHL lockout impacts the Eastern and Western Conferences of the AHL.

HOCKEY ANALYSIS: David Johnson explains why NHL expansion makes sense.

 HOCKEY BOOK REVIEWS: Joe Pelletier reviews “The Goal That United Canada: 72 Amazing Stories”.