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Your (Extra Special) Friendly Wednesday Links Roundup: The CBAwesome Edition

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Wednesday links? What's going on? Well, new developments in the ongoing CBA negotiations deserve new links. Also: this picture of Emerson Etem has nothing to do with the CBA, but it's still awesome.

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While not everyone in the hockey world thinks that the NHL's most recent offer signals the beginning of the end, it is a sign that progress is being made.

  • The NHL's offer won't end the lockout. (No one can steal our joy like a Toronto sports fan). [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Echoing PPP's sentiment: the NHL lockout fight is still in the middle rounds. [The Globe and Mail]
  • CSN Bay Area echoes the cynicism. (Stay optimistic, but remember that the lockout is far from over). [CSN Bay Area]
  • Also, if you haven't heard already: the NHL hired GOP PR man Frank Luntz to 'spin' the negotiations from their end. [Deadspin]
  • Justin Bourne discusses the glimmer of hope. [Backhand Shelf]
  • Details on contract issues have emerged. [Defending Big D]
  • Eric Stephens examines the Ducks reactions to the new proposal. [OC Register]
  • You lie, Gary Bettman! Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff doesn't think that Gary Bettman cares about the fans. [Puck Daddy]
  • Could the NHL's proposal be a take it or leave it affair? [Fansided]
  • In order for a full 82-game season to begin by November 2, the new CBA needs to be completed by October 25. [NJ.com]