Your Friendly Tuesday Links Roundup: The Winter Classic Was Supposed to Be Cancelled Yesterday Edition

The NHL is taking their pucks and going home - Jamie Squire

Should we care if the NHL loses money by not cancelling the Winter Classic early enough?

I've always thought that the season would effectively be over when/if the cancellation of the Winter Classic was announced. Well, according to some sources, that would've happened Monday had Sandy not occurred - and will definitely happen by the end of the week. Even though a 60-ish game season is still possible, the Classic needs to be cancelled as soon as possible to keep the NHL from incurring a financial penalty. Bummer.

DUCKS NEWS

AROUND THE NHL

  • President Obama discusses the NHL lockout. [Admirals Overtime]
  • How mad are NHL fans about the lockout? (Also, my Winter Classic rant source). [Puck Daddy]
  • The Ottawa Senators have announced a partnership with Ottawa native and PGA Tour player Brad Fritsch. [NHL.com]
  • Wayne Simmonds was the recipient of racist taunts during a game in the Czech Republic. Gross.
  • How much longer will Henry Samueli and the rest of the NHL owners have to stay silent negotiating tactics before they become part of the problem? [Winging It In Motown] [Ed. Note: I learned it only takes eight (8!!!) owners out of thirty (27% "majority") to veto a CBA proposal.]
  • The Backhand Shelf Guide to Effective Heckling. [Backhand Shelf]
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