Yeah, I've been awesome since the mid-90s. I don't need a links post to justify it. - Marianne Helm
Today is the 52nd day of the NHL lockout. Stars have fled to Europe en masse. But who's counting?
The NHL and PA are preparing for another round of negotiations, and everyone is attempting to temper their cynicism with cautious optimism. Or is it the other way around?
- As we already knew, Teemu Selanne is a hockey badass. [HockeyBadasses.com]
- Part 2 of the interview that I previously posted with Ducks Assistant Coach Brad Lauer. [Utica Observer-Dispatch]
- Eric Stephens recaps the Admirals' win over the Binghamton Senators this past Saturday. [OC Register]
AROUND THE NHL
- The Brampton Battalion are on the verge of relocating to North Bay for the next OHL season. [NHL.com]
- Some owners are frustrated with the salary cap. [The Globe and Mail]
- Formal CBA talks are set to resume today in New York after more than two weeks of silence. [Defending Big D]
- Is there finally some real optimism around the CBA negotiations? [Blueshirt Banter]
- Eric Lindros should be in the Hall of Fame. [Backhand Shelf]