With the players voting whether to take their union out of the CBA negotiations, and the NHL seeking a legal ruling to have the lockout declared valid, things have really dragged to a halt. There are still a number of hockey stories worth sharing this morning, however, beginning with another Preds season ticket holder speaking out...
Nashville Predators News
Throwing in the Gold Rally Towel: Guest Post by Zack Bennett | The Predatorial
Another season ticket holder goes for a refund. My question is, to what extent will the team go to win fans like this back, and how will that go down with the "Loyal Legion" who have left their money with the team throughout the lockout?
What If There Were No NHL Lockout This Year? - Predlines
Jason looks at what we've missed already.
Paul McCann - You M.A.D. bro?
Paul figured out there is at least one group winning in all of this...
Hockey Operations Internship - Nashville Predators
Oh, to be 20 years old and not needing a paycheck! This looks like a cool gig for you college kids.
Frustrated Predators fans turn to high school hockey | The Tennessean
Well, at least some local kids are getting instruction from Hal Gill.
Nashville Predators prospect Taylor Beck fights through injury | The Tennessean
After suffering a concussion last month, Beck is back in action.
Milwaukee takes 4 points from 3-in-3 with win over Hamilton | Admirals Roundtable
Speaking of Beck, he played a role in the Admirals' win.
Also, listen in as Pete Weber joined 102.5 The Game's 1st Quarter this morning:
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Legal Look: The NHL's lawsuit and what's next - TSN
Here's a good overview of the legal nonsense going on right now. I have little stomach to follow this stuff on a day-to-day basis. Either get a deal done, cancel the season, or blow up the whole thing.
NHL Network to Air, NHL.com to Stream All U.S. Games Live | The United States of Hockey
Good news - the US team's World Juniors games will be on the air. Bad news - the hours are challenging, to say the least.
NHL lockout doing ‘alarming’ damage to brand - The Globe and Mail
Canadians are squawking over the lockout, but I have my doubts as to whether they'll truly stay away once games resume.
Puck Daddy’s 10 most memorable hockey images of 2012 | Puck Daddy
I do love #9 here.
More on NHL Faceoffs | Statistical Sports Consulting
Let's put it this way - Kevin Klein's ability to play tough minutes without taking penalties is much more valuable than Paul Gaustad's faceoff skills.