NHL Lockout (Day 93) Blog Beat – December 17, 2012.

Ongoing NHL lockout analysis, trying to figure out Brian Burke, the ongoing decline of Cam Barker, a look back at the 1970s’ Buffalo Sabres and Absurd Goalie Monday.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow digs deep into the “long hoped for” legal war between the NHL and NHLPA, using his own legal background to analyse and comment upon the main point in the NHL’s pleading.

Is Ian White hurting the NHLPA's case?

Is Ian White hurting the NHLPA’s case?

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: Recent comments by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White continues to hurt the NHLPA’s case.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois is still trying to figure out Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne looks at the ongoing decline of Cam Barker, who was released from his tryout contract with the AHL’s Texas Stars.

SBNATION: Dominik Jansky looks back at the Buffalo Sabres teams of the 1970s, and how they’re overlooked as contenders back then.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz looks back on the career of former Senators goalie Martin Prusek in the latest installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”.