More CBA analysis from around the NHL blogosphere, live-blogging the final game of the ’87 Canada Cup Final, and Gary Bettman says, “Lock You Out”.


Can the NHLPA win this labor battle?

SILVER SEVEN: The impact of revenue growth upon the latest NHL and NHLPA CBA proposals, concluding both sides are separated not only by their share of the revenue pie, but by how big that pie could become.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Part Two of an excellent series examining the winners and losers under the current NHL CBA, suggesting a slowdown on revenue increases and eliminating the salary cap floor could achieve the goal of a 50-50 split of league revenue, as well as providing relief for perennially money-losing franchises.

SARAH SPRAGUE: Provides a nifty spreadsheet to calculate how much money you’ll save if there’s an NHL lockout.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Eric He wonders if the mainstream media might give up on hockey if there’s another NHL lockout. Not in Canada, but it could in the non-traditional hockey markets in the United States.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski’s handy guide to explaining the NHL lockout to your non-hockey friends. So you don’t have to!

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: More tips on how to survive an NHL lockout.

BACKHAND SHELF: A plethora of posts from the good folks at “The Shelf” today. Cam Charron disputes Gary Bettman’s talk of “competitive balance”; Ellen Etchingham, under a salty title, suggests the Stanley Cup belongs to the people, not the NHL; Jake Goldsbie “live-blogs” the deciding game of the 1987 Canada Cup Final, and “Down Goes Brown” and “Bloge Salming” join forces once again, this time for a deliciously wicked satirical takedown of the impending NHL lockout.