Among today’s collection of notable NHL blog posts: the longevity of certain NHL owners, questioning how long the player can out-wait the league, Milan Lucic shrugs off “cattle” remark, Manon Rheaume made history 20 years ago, and of course, Absurd Goalie Monday.

BACKHAND SHELF: It’s a double dose of “Double E”, as Ellen Etchingham looks at the longevity of influential NHL owners like Philadelphia’s Ed Snider and Boston’s Jeremy Jacobs, and questions if the players can out-wait the league in this lockout, especially given how many have short NHL careers. Cam Charron, meanwhile, delves into the profit side of the NHL.

Lucic considers himself “Grade A prime”.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski noted Boston Bruins winger Milan Lucic wasn’t offended by Jimmy Devellano’s referencing players as “cattle”. “I guess I must be Grade A prime beef”, replied Lucic, his quick wit providing yet another example why Bruins fans love him.

RAW CHARGE: Cassie McClellan on the impact hockey pioneer Manon Rheaume had upon female hockey players when she became the first woman to play in an NHL game twenty years ago.

THE CHECKING LINE: Rob McGowan on how the lockout could affect the Islanders future beyond 2015, when their current arena lease expires.

THE CANNON: Blue Jackets fan Mike MacLean has his hockey fix for the NHL lockout: the Halifax Mooseheads of the QMJHL.

 THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with his weekly installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: Detroit Red Wings goalie Hank Bassen.