Sure, the NHL seems hell-bent on dragging its fans into another lockout, but at least today marks the release of EA Sports' NHL13, the latest installment of their hallmark video game. After the jump, our around-the-league notes start with a review of that game from the one and only Down Goes Brown...
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Nashville Predators News
Carrie Underwood likes ‘gory’ horror flicks, says Mike Fisher - The Tennessean
Nashville's hockey & music couple came out Sunday night for a movie premiere in Cool Springs.
Predators won't panic if no NHL deal | The Leaf Chronicle
Wouldn't it be more fun if they did, though? Players running around, OMG OMG!
Trade of Rod Langway to Washington Capitals still resonates in DC thirty years later - NHL.com
Long before he landed Peter Forsberg ahead of the 2007 Trade Deadline, David Poile pulled off one of the biggest trades in NHL history, as a young GM in Washington.
Paul McCann - LockoutWatch
Paul's not picking sides, he just wants some hockey.
Penalty Box Radio Sept 10 - Blog Talk Radio
The gang welcome in Brent Peterson.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Down Goes Brown: An in-depth review of NHL 13
Nice - "NHL Moments Live" is a new feature that promises to let fans relive the most memorable moments from recent seasons, which has Edmonton Oiler fans excited since previous versions of the game never included the draft lottery.
Fear, loathing and 'I can't believe we're doing this again' - TSN
Bob McKenzie is back on the beat, and knocks it out of the park with a comprehensive look at the CBA situation. Is the owners' proposal a bald-faced cash grab? Of course it is. But the NHLPA's position is no more tenable, and the league had every reason to dismiss it out of hand. Face it, folks, we haven't seen significant progress on the major issues yet and we're unlikely to soon.
Here’s what the fans can do to take back their game - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek advises fans to stay away in meaningful numbers once a lockout ends. While much will be said, I doubt that will happen.
NHL labor talks: History backs NHLPA’s trust in Steve Fehr - Sporting News
Donald Fehr's tag-team partner sounds like the "good cop".
Who gets paid during an NHL lockout? - Puck Drunk Love
Ruh roh, Pete & Terry.
As NHL lockout nears, teams, players and sponsors eye potential impact - Sporting News
We all know the diehard fans will come back after a lockout as soon as the puck drops, but how about casual fans?
NHLPA nitpicking is getting shrill, Peter Adler says | Edmonton Journal
The owners' mouthpiece laughs off the attempt by the players to use provincial law to avoid a lockout in Quebec and Alberta.
The Dark Blue Jacket: The 2012-13 CBJ Ground Floor - The Defense
It's interesting to see how the balance of talent is shifting towards the blueline in Columbus.
It’s time for hockey’s culture of sexual assault to change | Backhand Shelf
In light of the current Boston University scandal, does hockey in general have too much of a cultural tolerance for allowing "boys to be boys"?
Serioius Topic Require Serious Work, How Backhand Shelf Fails To Meet The Standard When It Comes To Sexual Assault And Hockey " DrewMusings
A serious rejoinder, with some serious spelling issues.