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Your Friendly Thursday Links Roundup: The Keep Hope Alive! Edition

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Frankie's shoulder is ready for camp. The only person not happy about that is Mike Fisher.
Frankie's shoulder is ready for camp. The only person not happy about that is Mike Fisher.

The current CBA expires a week from Saturday, and things (still) look grim. All we can do is hope.

  • Ryan Getzlaf will host his 2nd annual Getzlaf Golf Shootout this weekend. The shootout is a fundraiser for CureDuchenne, a nonprofit that raises awareness and funds to cure muscular dystrophy. [Yahoo Finance]
  • Lubomir Visnovsky's arbitration was held yesterday, and he should know if his trade to the Islanders was voided by September 15. [New York Post]
  • Good news: Francois Beauchemin's shoulder is fine, and he will be in training camp on September 21st if there is no lockout. [OC Register]
  • In Defense of Gary Bettman. [Grab Your Balls]
  • What would it take to get Bobby Ryan into a Canucks uniform? One Canucks fan thinks that Ballard, Kassian and a 1st should do the trick. Is that an underpayment? [Vancouver Canucks Fanzone]
  • The Ottawa Senators have signed center Zack Smith to a four-year extension worth $7.55 million. [NHL.com]
  • The Bruins are allegedly targeting Keith Yandle, and would likely have to give up David Krejci in return. [Comcast Sportsnet]
  • Even if there's an NHL lockout, everyone (who has a say) still gets paid. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The Hurricanes have signed forward Patrick Dwyer to a two-year contract extension that will pay him $900,000 a season starting in 2013-14. [Canes Country]
  • Justin Bourne discusses the significance of Gabriel Landeskog's captaincy (of the Avalanche). [Backhand Shelf]
  • Another perspective on Jonas Hiller's new mask. [LA Times]