A collection of blog posts on the NHL lockout, the Maple Leafs, stats, and of course, Absurd Goalie Monday.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert suggests social media is the reason why fans seem more emotional about this lockout than the previous one.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham on the concept of loyalty to the NHL, and how that is being tested during this lockout as NHL European players (especially Russians) participate in European leagues.

 DOBBERHOCKEY.COM: Dobber vents on the current status of NHL CBA negotiations, among other things.

Why not let the NHLPA take over the Coyotes?

 WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: “J.J. in Kansas” suggests the NHL should hand over control to the NHLPA. Hey, the idea is no crazier than those by the league to keep the Coyotes in Glendale.

VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Michael Langlois believes the Toronto Maple Leafs could be in search of an identity when the lockout ends.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Are stats “ruining” the NHL?

 THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with another installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Detroit Red Wings goalie Terry Richardson.