NHL Lockout (Day 88) Blog Beat – December 12, 2012.

Gary Bettman’s 20 years as NHL commissioner, Doug MacLean may enter PEI politics, ongoing NHL CBA analysis. and more.

 

It’s been 20 years since the NHL hired Gary Bettman as commissioner.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski looks back on the good, the bad and the unplayed of Gary Bettman’s 20 years as NHL commissioner.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on former NHL GM and coach turned Sportsnet analyst Doug MacLean giving consideration to enter PEI politics.

PENSBURGH: James Conley believes the owners, not the players, deserves the blame for this lockout.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Harry Ouzounian believes NHL contract term limits could afford players more options.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Adam Gretz lists the NHL’s worst long-term contracts.

DEADSPIN: Newsflash! Patrick Kane is (gasp!) behaving himself in Switzerland! Of course, it helps that his mom is living with him.

DEFENDING BIG D: Jeff Angus examines the expectations for new Dallas Stars center Derek Roy.