Ongoing analysis of the NHL lockout, a list of the KHL’s top ten hits, goals, saves, a look at the 16 defensemen drafted before P.K. Subban, and Absurd Goalie Monday.

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron finds some optimism amid the doom and gloom atmosphere hanging over NHL CBA talks, suggesting (wisely) we pay attention to what’s being done, rather on what’s being said.

THE DARK BLUE JACKET: NHL players are nuts for demanding full salaries for this season.

LIGHTHOUSE HOCKEY: An excerpt from H.R.R Tolkien’s “The Two Fehrs”, another in the brilliant series which spoofs the NHL lockout.

 LEAFS NATION: Steve Dangle with links to the KHL’s top ten goals, hits and saves of the week.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Fred Poulin examines the 16 defensemen selected before P.K. Subban in the 2007 NHL entry draft. Two of them – Ryan McDonagh and Karl Alzner – have done well. The rest? Not so much.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz with the latest installment of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: former Bruins goalie John Adams.