Analysis of the possibility of NHLPA decertification, how to speak to Gary Bettman, “Operation Hat Trick”, and your fantasy hockey “geek of the week”.

FIVE MINUTES FOR FIGHTING: Everything you ever wanted to know about decertification.

Is the NHLPA’s decertification threat for real?

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow wonders if the NHLPA’s threat of decertification is genuine, or merely a negotiation tactic.

CANUCKS CORNER: Tom Benjamin also weighs in on the NHLPA decertification threat.

BACKHAND SHELF: Chris Lund explains how this lockout isn’t owners versus players, but owners versus owners.

PUCK DADDY: Ryan Lambert on how to yell at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman; specifically, how to ask the tough questions most of the media seem unwilling to ask. Greg Wyshynski, meanwhile, attended last night’s “Operation Hat Trick” charity game in Atlantic City.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Terry Campkin with his fantasy hockey “geek of the week”. This week, it’s Olli Jokinen.