Ongoing analysis of this week’s breakdown in NHL CBA talks from around the hockey blogosphere.


Should Donald Fehr have put the NHL’s latest offer to a player vote?

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Eric Macramalla explains why NHLPA director Donald Fehr shouldn’t have put the NHL’s latest offer to a vote by the membership. And no, it had nothing to do with cowardice on Fehr’s part.

GRANTLAND: Katie Baker reviews the week that was in NHL CBA talks.

 DEFENDING BIG D: Brandon Worley suggests there’s plenty of shame and blame to go around over the latest breakdown in CBA talks.

 FIVE MINUTES FOR FIGHTING: An interesting look at who’s conceding what in the CBA negotiations.

NBC SPORTS PRO HOCKEY TALK: Jason Brough examines what the NHL would look like with five year contracts.

WINGING IT IN MOTOWN: “J.J. from Kansas” suggests five year contracts could create an NHL where half the teams are stocked with top talent and little roster depth, and the other half with fewer stars but more depth throughout the roster.

FEAR THE FIN: The pros and cons of decertification.

 FIVE FOR HOWLING: Carl Pavlock lists the things we’d like to see in the new CBA.