In today’s roundup of notable posts from the NHL blogosphere: examining the 2012 free agency bonanza, the lockout could cost the NHL several significant storylines, a review of a new book on NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, and more.

FIVE FOR HOWLING: Jordan Ellel highlights the hypocrisy of the NHL lockout by examining the 2012 free agency bonanza.

WRAPAROUND CURL: voices her displeasure over a recent article in the Globe and Mail called “Why Women Cannot Accept A Lockout”.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne highlights the best pictures from S.I. Vault’s hockey lockout day. Some great hockey pics to check out!

PUCK DADDY:  Greg Wyshynski has a video of Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher using a hockey stick to toss out the first pitch during a recent Rays game.

BLEACHER REPORT: Dan Kelley highlights 50 significant NHL storylines we could miss because of a lockout, while Steve Silverman presents the 20 best “Where Were You?” moments in NHL history.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier reviews Game Five of the 1972 Summit Series, plus has a short review of a new biography of NHL commissioner Gary Bettmn.