A collection of year’s-end lists from Puck Daddy, analysis of the NHL’s recent CBA offer, expanding the playoffs, a fantasy hockey year in review and more.

Steven Stamkos was among 2012's top NHL stars.

Steven Stamkos was among 2012’s top NHL stars.

PUCK DADDY: Greg Wyshynski presents “2012 Alternative Year in Hockey Awards”, Sean Leahy with the top-ten “feel-good” stories of 2012, and Harrison Mooney lists the top ten players of 2012.

INSIDE THE BOOK: “Tangotiger” breaks down the NHL’s latest CBA offer, pointing out the league barely moved the needle while vindicating NHLPA director Don Fehr’s claim the two sides are close to an agreement.

MC79HOCKEY: Tyler Dellow examines how worthwhile it might be for the NHL to expand the playoffs from 16 to 20 teams.

DOBBERHOCKEY: Jeff Angus with Part One of “A Fantasy Hockey Year in Review”.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: If there is amnesty buyouts allowed in the next CBA, which players should the Maple Leafs buy out?

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Joe Pelletier reminds us that the NHL lockout can’t take away hockey from us.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scotty Wazz highlights former Flyer Bobby Taylor in this week’s “Absurd Goalie Monday”.