NHL Lockout (Day 90) Blog Beat – December 14, 2012.

Ongoing analysis of the NHL lockout, plus hockey analytics, the NHL Network, Bobby Orr, and cosmonaut-wannabe Ilya Bryzgalov.

JAPERS’ RINK: “Becca H” has a rant against the lockout. Daresay every NHL fan shares the opinion.

Ilya Bryzgalov: cosmonaut for a day.

BROADSTREET HOCKEY: Travis Hughes reminds us about the possibility of a “cap benefit recapture formula” in the new CBA could punish teams (like the Flyers) who signed players to long-term, front-loaded contracts, even after they’re traded away. Also, Ilya Bryzgalov spent a day with the Russian Space Program.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Looking at the recent development in NHL negotiations in graphic detail.

SMASHVILLE 24/7: Ryan Porth on the lousy coverage of the lockout by the NHL Network.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron on Analytics and Arenas.

 MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow critiques “Hackathon 2.0″

 GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier finds it odd that Bobby Orr didn’t win more Hart Trophies during his prime in the early ’70s.