NHL Lockout (Day 87) Blog Beat – December 11, 2012.

Check out today’s roundup of the latest notable commentary on the NHL lockout from around the hockey blogosphere.

 

Could fans boycott NHL upon its return from the lockout?

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski on the futility of fan boycotts when the NHL eventually returns to action.

RAW CHARGE: John Fontana observes some NHL teams have either called back their staff or have put them on standby. A possible return to action soon?

SBNATION: Dominik Jansky draws comparisons between the NHL’s current silly lockout and the NBA’s silly lockout a year ago.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin suggests a lengthy CBA increases the likelihood of another lockout upon its completion, and disagrees that long contracts helps the NHLPA’s middle class.

 MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow takes a second look at the issue of long contracts.

THE CANNON: Matt Wagner suggests the NHL risks losing the attention of its die-hard fans because of this lockout.

BACKHAND SHELF: Daniel Wagner with five of the stupidest ways you can give the NHL your money this Christmas.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Adam Gretz reminds us it was 20 years ago today the NHL hired Gary Bettman as its commissioner. Celebrate with “boo montage”.

DOWN GOES BROWN: “Countdown to Drop Dead – A look ahead to a month of CBA talks”.