Though it won't count in the standings, ASU suffered it's first defeat of the season at the hands of NCAA Division I Penn State last night. The good news is that most of the Coyotes' minor league affiliates fared much better. Today's collection of links includes reactions from Coyotes players to the lease agreement vote, more on the wins by the Pirates and Gladiators, and a rather refined look at the tragedy that is the NHL lockout.
Coyotes react to Glendale City Council vote - azcentral.com staff blogs
Sarah McLellan speaks with Shane Doan and Keith Yandle.
azcentral.com video: Shane Doan on Glendale's lease agreement
Shane Doan talks about Glendale's lease agreement and offseason workouts.
Is the NHL following MLB's follies? - SB Nation DC
Is this year's lockout going to do damage like the MLB player's strike of 1994-95 did?
Shannon on CBA: NHL, NHLPA not budging - sportsnet.ca
John Shannon sees this thing ending up in the courts.
Tampa Bay Lightning's Marty St. Louis says he would want in on any players-owners meeting | Lightning Strikes | Tampa Bay Times
Sounds like the key to a players-owners meeting is which owners show up in the boardroom.
Debate: Benefits of players-owners meeting - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Scott Burnside and Craig Custance discuss the merits of a players-owners only meeting.
Pirates Power Past Sharks in Portland - Official Website of the Portland Pirates
Chad Johnson wins his 7th game of the season in a 4-3 victory over Worcester.
Komets lose hard-fought battle to Gwinnett - Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.com
The Gladiators won 3-1, and currently hold the best record in the ECHL.
Manchester Phoenix News
Manchester Phoenix aim to peg back Bison in EPL title chase | Cheshire Today
The Phoenix hope the fourth time is the charm as they take on the league leading Basingstoke Bison this weekend.
News From Around the Hockey World
ASU Hockey: Sloppy Second Period Dooms Sun Devils to 8-3 Loss to Penn State - House of Sparky
The Sun Devils traveled east to face a tough NCAA DI opponent in Penn State, but a disastrous three-minute span gave the team their first loss of the year.
Wildcats defeat San Diego State 5-3 | Arizona Wildcat Hockey
The college team in Tucson put up 50 shots on net in their win.
Andrew Shaw gets suspended by the AHL…again | ProHockeyTalk
It'll be interesting to see if his poor track record in the AHL follows him back up to the NHL.
Roenick: NHL contraction “would be better for the game” | ProHockeyTalk
He knows the union would never agree to it though.
What's behind Portland's punishment? | Hockey | CBC Sports
Jordan Shifman thinks there's an ulterior motive to the massive sanctions placed on the WHL's Portland Winterhawks.
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