Ongoing analysis of the NHL lockout by some of hockey’s top bloggers.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne believes the NHL considers its fans to be “stupid”, and wonders how many will return when this lockout finally ends.

OILERSNATION.COM: Robin Brownlee, however, believes the fans will be back. So do I.

Could a season-killing lockout help the Maple Leafs?

FIVE MINUTES FOR FIGHTING: Why a year-long lockout could help the Toronto Maple Leafs. Beyond the obvious jokes about their current unbeaten streak, of course.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow doesn’t find much data to support the theory defensemen may not be truly ready for the NHL until they’re 23.

 NATIONAL POST:  Down Goes Brown hockey satirist Sean McIndoe imagines a call for take-out pizza during the NHL CBA negotiations. Suffice it to say, like the CBA talks, it doesn’t go well.