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Your Friendly Weekend Links Roundup: The NHL Needs A LeBron James Edition

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Would we have a lockout if NHL players were household names?

This is a picture of the future Mr. Jen. Some might also say he's the face of American hockey.
This is a picture of the future Mr. Jen. Some might also say he's the face of American hockey.
Bruce Bennett

DUCKS NEWS

  • The Fort Wayne Komets beat the Kalamazoo Wings 6-5, but Marco Cousineau left the game during the third period with a groin injury. [News Sentinel]
  • Ducks Assistant Coach Brad Lauer wants the lockout to end as soon as possible. [Utica Observer-Dispatch]
  • The Ducks and Honda Center helped raise more than $500,000 for victims of Superstorm Sandy. [Anaheim Ducks]
  • Andrew Cogliano is using the lockout to work on his skills. [Richmond Review]
  • A play-by-play blog of classic games from the Mighty Ducks era. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert attempts to explain why Henry Samueli might be holding out on CBA negotiations, and instead offers a searing indictment of Bob Murray. [Ed. Note: I wrote an email to Lambert on this and his incorrect information. More on that later.] [Puck Daddy]

AROUND THE NHL

  • The Edmonton Oilers are planning a big personnel move, to be announced shortly after the completion of the new CBA. Does it involve giving Justin Schultz back to us? [Edmonton Journal]
  • A bid to unionize junior hockey players has stalled in Nova Scotia. [NHL.com]
  • So, the Winter Classic has been officially canceled. Is the season next? [OC Register]
  • Does the NHL need a LeBron James? [Backhand Shelf]