Another collection of post from around the NHL blogosphere regarding the CBA negotiations. You’ve read and heard from the pundits, now read what hockey fans have to say!
BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne reminds us it’s ok not to give a damn about the NHL CBA negotiations.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The only folks who really should worry are those whose efforts to make a living covering the NHL – or those who for the league or its teams in other than a player/front office/negotiator/agent role – could face a serious reduction in revenue or work from another lengthy lockout. Otherwise, if you don’t have a stake in the outcome of these CBA talks, then you shouldn’t worry about it.
HOCKEY INDEPENDENT: B.D. Gallof breaks down the NHL’s proposal (which allows the league’s fat cats to get richer) vs the NHLPA’s plan.
PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: Examining where the Toronto Maple Leafs might draft next year if there’s another season-killing lockout.
IN LOU WE TRUST: Kevin Sellathamby on how another season-killing lockout could affect the New Jersey Devils forfeited draft pick.
SBNATION: Steve Lepore examines what the NBC Sports Network might do to fill the programming gap left by another potential NHL lockout.