Continuing analysis of the NHL lockout, another NHL blogger could become a lockout casualty, plus some much-needed humor as CBA negotiations continue.

BACKHAND SHELF:  Justin Bourne examines the latest developments in NHL CBA talks, including the league adding an extra compliance (amnesty) buyout per team for next season and increasing the margin of salary variance.

SECTION 303: Jeremy K. Gover is no fan of adding four more NHL teams into the annual playoff mix.

Can Parise & Suter end Wild's history of broken dreams?

Can Parise & Suter end Wild’s history of broken dreams?

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Sheng Peng examines the Minnesota Wild’s “tradition of big hype busted hopes”.

DOWN GOES AVERY: The lockout may be the final straw for this blogger.

DOWN GOES BROWN: Sean McIndoe skewers the NHL 2012 year that was with his usual rapier-like wit.

PUCK DADDY: Harrison Mooney links us to the cartoon strip “Bettman and Hobbes”.

BATTLE OF CALIFORNIA: Some crazy ideas for a shortened NHL season.

PENSION PLAN PUPPETS: The very best of the short-lived #DregerFace photoshop pics. #DregerFace was fun, but it was no #NHLPodium.