The latest analysis on the NHL CBA talks from around the blogosphere, what Blake Geoffrion faces in his recovery from a skull fracture, and Bobby Orr had his share of average games.


Are there inherent conflicts of interest within NHLPA?

THE COPPER AND BLUE: Three groups of players have three different needs, suggesting an inherent conflict of interest in the NHLPA.

HOCKEY WILDERNESS: Fans must get off the emotional roller-coaster of the NHL CBA talks.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: Chris McNally on breaking up with the NHL, something more than a few fans have done, or are about to do.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Ashley Coombs with a guide to NHL work stoppages.

BACKHAND SHELF: Jo Innes on Blake Geoffrion’s skull fracture, how it is treated and the recovery, while Ellen Etchingham watched a Maple Leafs-Bruins game from 1968 and discovered Bobby Orr – gasp! – had his share of average games.