Hittin' the Links - Lockout Goes Political & The Great One on the Classic

With the US Presidential election just over a month away, it is kind of fitting that the NHL and it’s players are locked in a head to head battle while trying to make the other party look bad so the fans side with them.  Now I realize this is not the underlying notion of the lockout but you can’t help but feel that is what’s happening when one side slanders the other for what they claim to be a bull-headed stance on the negotiations.  With that, we dedicate today’s link dump entirely to the lockout with some updates on scheduled talks.  Enjoy.

Have you heard?  The NHL and the NHLPA will meet again on Tuesday, but it’s not to discuss what we are all hoping.

This version of the NHL work stoppage has now gone political as two New Jersey senators have chimed in on the matter with a letter to both parties, urging them to consider the economic impact the lockout will have.

The Great One, Wayne Gretzky is optimistic that we will see hockey prior to January 1 in hopes that the Winter Classic is saved.  Dare to dream Wayne?

And finally, ESPN will be picking up the KHL games and broadcasting them to the North American audience.  Could this be a ploy to get back at Bettman when he sourced the OLN to cover games over ESPN?

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