With the Phoenix Coyotes finally riding positive momentum due to their playoff run and the ownership saga possibly coming to an end as soon as this month one would think loads of people in the Valley would be excited for the upcoming season. However, instead of people in town talking hockey they are talking about the other pro sports team who makes their home in Glendale. No doubt, the Arizona Cardinals would be the biggest story in town at the moment regardless of what was going on in the NHL. However, if the Coyotes don't get on the ice soon, one wonders if they will soon be out of sight, out of mind. After all many of the staff at this site spent their Sunday watching and tweeting about the Cards, not hockey. The biggest concern about the NHL's latest lockout shouldn't be about losing this season. It should be about losing current and potential NHL fans which would impact the league and the sport for years to come. How many kids do you think are clamoring for Shane Doan jerseys this morning in the Valley?
Happy to be in Portland with NHL lockout in place - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
No offense to the folks in Maine, but we'd prefer to see him playing in Glendale.
CHL Launches CHL-TV -The Center Of Hockey
The Arizona Sundogs are among the handful of teams that will have their season opener broadcast for free on the new CHL-TV.
News From Around the Hockey World
2012 lockout -- NHL, players' union end weekend's labor talks - ESPN
The weekend ends with no deal. The two sides may meet again on Tuesday.
Recapping the All-American Prospects, Which Players Stood Out Most - The United States of Hockey
Chris Peters recaps Saturday's showcase of prospects available to be chosen in next year's entry draft..
Nashville Should Host the Next Winter Classic - The Hockey Writers
I can't imagine NBC would love this idea, especially if the lockout cancels the entire 2012-2013 season.
The Final Howl
Goal celebration fail: Watch NJ hockey player jump through glass (VIDEO) - Puck Daddy