Commentaries on the CBA negotiations, Alexander Semin, the Blue Jackets available cap space, some perspective on the Leafs roster, the sad life of Leafs Hall of Famer Busher Jackson, and Absurd Goalie Monday.

CANUCKS CORNERS: Tom Benjamin dismisses the suggestion the NHL players deserve their share of the blame for high salaries, putting it justifiably where it belongs: Gary Bettman’s CBA.

SENSHOT: Jared Crozier makes the case for enhance revenue sharing in the NHL.

NHL NUMBERS: Jonathan Willis compares the opening of the current CBA negotiations to the previous two, finding some measure of optimism this time around.

Plenty of reasons for NHL teams to sign Semin.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: Listing some of the many, many reasons to sign Alexander Semin.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney asks the questions, if Alexander Semin doesn’t want to play in the NHL, why hasn’t he already signed in the KHL, where he’s got a lucrative offer on the table?

 THE CANNON: Matt Wagner with some suggestions for the Blue Jackets to invest their $20 million of available cap space.

VINTAGE LEAF MEMORIES: Michael Langlois believes if the current Leafs roster were in a lesser NHL city, few would seriously consider them a good team.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham looks back at the sad life of Maple Leafs hall of famer Harvey “Busher” Jackson, and makes the case for the Hall of Fame not to gloss over the hardships some players faced following their playing careers.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with another “Absurd Goalie Monday”. Today: Cleon Daskalakis