Reaction to the possibility of NHLPA decertification, illustrating the myths, heroes and legends of hockey, romanticism and the NHL, a review of Derek Sanderson’s new book, and more.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski comments on the recent speculation about the NHLPA considering decertification, and suggests they and the NHL remain too close to a deal to go to that extreme.

Will the NHLPA decertify?

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron believes decertification doesn’t spell the end of the 2012-13 season, while Daniel Wagner highlights the work of illustrator Peter Diamond in bringing hockey’s myths, heroes and legends to life.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Katie Flynn believes the rhetoric coming from some of the players during this lockout is getting out of control, while Ashley Coombs examines romanticism and the NHL.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Anthony Lancione on the fantasy hockey value of New Jersey Devils forward Adam Henrique.

HOCKEY BOOK REVIEWS: Joe Pelletier reviews “Derek Sanderson: Crossing The Line”.