Interesting highlights from the new CBA, does Scott Gomez have grounds for an NHLPA grievance, the most interesting players upon the waiver wire, Absurd Goalie Monday and more.

Hockey Day in Canada among highlights in this season's NHL schedule.

Hockey Day in Canada among highlights in this season’s NHL schedule.

PUCK DADDY: Sean Leahy examined ten interesting highlights from the new NHL CBA (one of which is the elimination of re-entry waivers), plus listed ten “can’t-miss” dates on the upcoming NHL schedule, including “Hockey Day In Canada” (February 9) and “Hockey Day in America (February 17).

BACKHAND SHELF: Cam Charron explains why “ridiculously overpaid players are the new market inefficiency”.

CBS SPORTS EYE ON HOCKEY: Sports lawyer Eric Macramalla suggests the Montreal Canadiens might be risking an NHLPA grievance by sending Scott Gomez home for the rest of the season.

FEAR THE FIN: Examining the role chance will play for this season’s playoff bound clubs.

NHLNUMBERS.COM: Jonathan Willis looked at the ten most interesting players to hit the NHL waiver wire on Sunday.

INSIDE HOCKEY: Ed Cmar with his predictions for the Western Conference this season.

DOBBER HOCKEY: Jeff Angus unveils his “sleeper player” for this season.

GREATEST HOCKEY LEGENDS: Pat Quinn, Kirk McLean and Cliff Ronning look back on the last NHL lockout-shortened season, in 1994-95.

THE STRANGEST ONE OF ALL: Scott Wazz checks in with another edition of “Absurd Goalie Monday”. This week: former Rangers netminder Steve Baker.

Happy birthday to the Dallas Stars blog “DEFENDING BIG D“, celebrating its fifth anniversary.