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Your Friendly Weekend Links Roundup: The Obama Addresses The Lockout And The Internet Explodes Edition

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Also: Saku Koivu will definitely play with his Finnish TPS if the lockout extends past Christmas.

Pete Marovich

DUCKS NEWS

  • Several current Ducks and Kings participated in a charity game at Anaheim Ice to benefit CHOC on Friday (go read Jen's Storystream!). [The Orange County Register]
  • Corey Perry skated with the Oakridge Aeros minor novice team (read: 7 year olds) on Thursday. [The London Free Press]
  • The Fort Wayne Komets beat the Kalamazoo Wings 7-3 on Wednesday. [The Journal Gazette]
  • Saku Koivu will play for TPS in Finland if the lockout extends past Christmas. [TSN]
  • Should the NHL contract to 20 teams? (This article includes the Ducks as one of the casualties of contraction). [Puck Daddy]
  • The Ducks held a holiday skate and toy drive. [Anaheim Ducks]

AROUND THE NHL

  • The lockout negotiations have moved to the courtroom: the NHL has filed a class action complaint in a New York City courtroom to determine the legality of the lockout. [The Orange County Register] [NHL.com]
  • President Obama encourages the NHL and PA to remember the fans as they negotiate. [Boston Herald]
  • Logically, Obama's harmless - and very accurate - comment on the ongoing labor negotiations produced a slew of negative reactions on Puck Daddy. The folks at Battle of California parse the most hilarious/depressing comments. If you don't read anything else in the Link Roundup, read this. [Battle of California]
  • How far will Fehr and the NHLPA push? [Blueshirt Banter]
  • I have addressed this before, but the issue keeps coming up: is decertification in the not-too-distant future for the NHLPA? [Backhand Shelf]