Among today’s collection of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: the financial risks of an NHL franchise in Seattle, five league executives who could end the lockout, ten things we didn’t know about Gary Bettman, and a review of the 8th and final game of the 1972 Summit Series

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Jeff Angus examines the financial risks facing an NHL franchise in Seattle.

Could Brian Burke help end the NHL lockout?

FIGHTING FOR STANLEY: Jeremy Wiebe lists Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Illich, Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux, Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke as five NHL executives who might be able to end the lockout.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: A look back at the impact the 2004-05 lockout had upon the NHL.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow has some quick thoughts on the threat of Oilers relocation, HRR, mediation, and collusion.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski with ten things we didn’t know about Gary Bettman. Shooting a man in Reno just to watch him die isn’t one of them.

BACKHAND SHELF: Hey, kids! Chris Lund has a new game for us: “Where in the World is Ron Wilson?”

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier reviews Game 8 of the 1972 Summit Series, which featured the greatest goal in hockey history.