What’s really at stake for the PA in collective bargaining, the main issues in the current CBA talks, examining a label which has dogged Patrick Marleau, the things which makes a player “good in the room”, fixing the NHL Network’s off-season programming, and the son of a former Lighting player hopes to make his mark with the Bolts.

PUCK DADDY: “The Player” explains what’s really at stake for the NHLPA in the next round of collective bargaining, explaining why enhanced revenue sharing, rather than reducing the players’ revenue share once again, is the best solution.

OFFSIDE: A SPORTS LAW BLOG: Eric Macramalla breaks down the top 8 NHL CBA issues, and sounds an optimistic note over how things might turn out.

Is consistency really an issue for Marleau?

FEAR THE FIN: Examining if Patrick Marleau has a consistency problem.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on the things which make a player “good in the room”.

SBNATION: Steve Lepore of “Puck The Media” canvassed several bloggers for suggestions on how the NHL Network can improve its off-season programming.

RAW CHARGE: Clark J. Brooks on “A Lightning Legacy”, as Cody Bradley, son of former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Bradley, takes part in the club’s prospect development camp.