Reviews of the NHL 2012 Award show, criticism of Erik Karlsson being awarded the Norris, the NHL may not need media support in upcoming labor talks, examining the Coyotes home attendance stats, and the top two best and worst Brian Burke Leafs trades.

BACKHAND SHELF/PUCK DADDY: Daniel Wagner found the NHL 2012 Award show wasn’t too bad, while Ryan Lambert listed the five best and worst things about the show.

Some fans don’t consider Karlsson a worthy winner of the Norris.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski has the full results of the voting for the NHL awards, which has some eyebrow-raising names included among the nominees, especially for the Lady Byng and Calder.

DAYS OF Y’ORR: Greg Ezell isn’t pleased Erik Karlsson won the Norris over Bruins captain Zdeno Chara.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin doubts the NHL is worried about perhaps losing media support in the next round of labor negotiations with the NHLPA, or even cares about that possibility.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow conducts an in-depth examination of the attendance figures for the Coyotes home arena.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: presents the best and worst trades by Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke, as well as the second best and and second worst.