Jeremy Jacobs, competitive fire, the NCAA “Border Battle”, criticism of Forbes’ evaluations of NHL franchises, mediation, escrow, and much more in today’s NHL Blog Beat.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski’s take on the apparent bullying tactics of Boston Bruins owner and NHL BoG chairman Jeremy Jacobs.

Dissension in the ranks of NHL Board of Governors?

SBNATION: Travis Hughes on the recent reports of some dissension among the ranks of the NHL owners.

BACKHAND SHELF: Justin Bourne on when the competitive fire finally burns out for pro hockey players.

GRANTLAND.COM: Katie Baker on the NCAA “Border Battle” between Minnesota and Wisconsin.

CBSSPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Eric Macramalla on when mediation does and doesn’t work.

MC79HOCKEY.COM: Tyler Dellow finds some significant errors in how Forbes’ calculates profit and revenue numbers for NHL teams in its annual “Business of Hockey” report.

DRIVING PLAY: “Why Escrow Sucks for Owners, Too”.

 EYES ON THE PRIZE: Andrew Berkshire hopes the NHL will bring a franchise back to Quebec City so the “Battle of Quebec” can be reborn with Montreal.

THE LEAFS NATION: Cam Charron lists the things about the Maple Leafs we’d know by now if not for that meddling lockout.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier with an interesting picture of Hall of Fame goalie Glenn Hall.