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Yesterday, the NHL filed a lawsuit against the NHLPA, claiming that the Players' Association was bargaining "in bad faith". We have links on the lawsuitt, plus good news about the Portland Pirates, bad news about the Arizona Sundogs, and a great opportunity to become world famous hockey bloggers like us. We'd also like to take a moment to extend our deepest sympathies to those affected by the senseless tragedy in Connecticut yesterday. It should remind all of us that there are far more important things in life than labor disputes and professional sports. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their families.
The NHL's best contracts - CBS Sports
Two Coyotes make this list.
NHL lockout 2012: League files lawsuit, says NHLPA is bargaining in 'bad faith' - SBNation.com
We've now reached the lawsuit phase of the negotiations.
NHL, players are taking the lockout to court - USA Today
Kevin Allen speaks with law professor Gabriel Feldman about yesterday's filing by the NHL.
It’s not me, NHL… it’s you. - The Production Line
Another lockout casualty.
Report: NHLPA allows players to vote on disclaimer of interest | ProHockeyTalk
Worth noting: a similar thing happened in the NBA lockout last year.
Pirates win third straight, move into first | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
The Pirates limit their penalties and treat a sold-out crowd at the Colisee to a 4-2 win over Manchester.
Monarchs drop one to Pirates | New Hampshire Union-Leader
Oliver Ekman-Larsson had the game winning goal.
Ekman-Larsson propels Pirates to third straight win | Maine Hockey Journal
OEL had 3 points on the night.
Portland Pirates Celebrate 20 Years - icethetics.info
A look at the Pirates' logos from this season.
Mavs rolling, 'Dogs reeling after 7-3 decision - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona
The Sundogs have had an absolutely brutal stretch of losses recently.
Mavs roll to sixth straight win - Independence, MO - The Examiner
The Mavericks scored five in the first period.
News From Around the Hockey World
Barrie Colts coach Dale Hawerchuk sees big things for star player Mark Scheifele - NHL.com
Mark Scheifele is expected to play a prominent role for Canada at the WJC, and Coyotes Ring of Honor inductee Dale Hawerchuk believes it will make his star player even better.
So, what's NBC Sports Network drawing without the NHL? - SBNation.com
Not as much as they wish they were. They need the league back on their airwaves.
Predators' Brian McGrattan has reasons to smile - USA Today
The ex-Coyote overcame some major life obstacles to get to where he is today.
Flyers fan sentenced to house arrest for attack outside Geno’s - Philadelphia Daily News
The ugliest headline from last year's Winter Classic finally has a resolution.
The Final Howl
Coyotes' Writers Wanted - Apply Here - Howlin' Hockey
The people over at Howlin' Hockey are looking for more writers.