Among this edition’s collections of notable NHL blog posts: Krys Barch vents over the NHL lockout, how a decline in penalties provokes more diving, a suggestion for Nashville to host the next Winter Classic, it’s the 20th anniversary of The Mighty Ducks, and Absurd Goalie Monday.


Barch’s recent lockout rantings gets raves.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski highlighted a Twitter tirade by New Jersey Devils enforcer Krys Barch against the NHL lockout over the weekend, which has generated considerable attention, but isn’t likely to garner Barch and his ilk much sympathy from hockey fans.

BACKHAND SHELF: Ellen Etchingham examines how a reduction in the number of penalties called provokes diving, and the difficulty in cracking down on the latter.

MILE HIGH HOCKEY: David Driscoll-Carignan voices what many of us who cover the NHL via punditry, free-lancing or blogging feel about the lockout.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: John Couture suggests the NHL should stage the next Winter Classic in Nashville.

HOCKEY GAL MILWAUKEE: Getting to know the SM-liiga in Finland, where a  number of locked-out NHLers will be playing.

THE LEAFS NATION: Cam Charron on the reaction of Leafs Nation over Nazem Kadri’s body fat.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Glen Hoos is conducting a grand experiment: “an NHL equivalency pool using my keeper league farm teams.”

RUSSIAN MACHINE NEVER BREAKS: It’s the 20th anniversary of “The Mighty Ducks” movie. While I appreciate the impact that movie had upon a generation of young hockey fans 20 years ago, the only way I’ll watch it is if it gets the “Cinematic Titanic” or “Rifftrax” treatment.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Gump Worsley’s recipe for pineapple squares.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with the latest “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: former Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Cam Newton.