Reaction to yesterday’s unsuccessful NHL CBA talks, getting to know the EIHL and EPL, the latest on Michal Neuvirth, the benefits of outdoor hockey, and Frantisek Kaberle retires.

THE CANNON: Matt Wagner believes another lockout could do serious harm to struggling hockey markets like Columbus.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Justin Johnson explains why the NHLPA has to stand firm this time.

VINTAGE LEAFS MEMORIES: Michael Langlois asks Maple Leafs fans, “If the NHL players started their own league, what would you choose – as a Maple Leaf and hockey fan?”

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz continues his series, “Better Know A European League”. Today, British Hockey – the EIHL and EPL.

BLACK DOG HATES SKUNKS: Putting the NHL CBA talks and the threat of another lockout into perspective.

Neuvirth stirred up some controversy with critical comments toward his teammates.

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: Peter Hassett defends his blog’s translation of Michal Neuvirth’s recent comments regarding teammates Braden Holtby and Alexander Ovechkin, which stirred up controversy on this side of the Atlantic.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham’s opinion of outdoor NHL games.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Former NHL blueliner Frantisek Kaberle (brother of Tomas) has quietly retired as a player.