In today’s medley of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: Whatever happens to Stanley Cup “loser gear”?…Is it time for a Flames rebuild?…Some friendly advice for Dustin Penner…and for Chicago Blackhawks play-by-play men Pat Foley and Ed Olczyk…A review of “Tales from the New Jersey Devils Locker Room”…The schedule for HBO’s “Road to the Winter Classic”.

HOCKEY IN SOCIETY: The politics of sending Stanley Cup “loser gear” to Third World countries. While a good idea, it’s not as easy as it seems.

MATCHSTICKS AND GASOLINE: Scott Lepp examines the question, “Who Wants to Wait 5 Years for a Contender?” in Calgary.

SURLY AND SCRIBE’S L.A. KINGS BLOG: Some friendly, direct advice for struggling Kings forward Dustin Penner: “Go to the f**king net.”

SECOND CITY HOCKEY: “SamFels” with some friendly, direct advice for Blackhawks play-by-play commentators Pat Foley and Ed Olczyk: Focus on the calling the game, we’re not interested in your personal life.

IN LOU WE TRUST: presents a review of a new book “Tales from the New Jersey Devils Locker Room”. Don’t expect anything salacious or gossipy.

PUCK THE MEDIA: The schedule for this season’s HBO “Road to the Winter Classic”.