Nothing much has changed from yesterday: the NHLPA is still heading towards filing a disclaimer of interest, the NHL is still challenging that in court, and we're all still without hockey. Today's links include an author claiming the disclaimer of interest strategy will not work, a nice profile of Adrian Aucoin with his new team, and a look ahead towards the 2013 World Junior Championships.
Phoenix teams a tough sell for sports memorabilia store - Phoenix News - KTAR.com
The Coyotes are losing out on a very weak Phoenix sports market.
NHLPA's legal strategy could backfire - sportsnet.ca
The rapid fire lawsuits filed by the NHL and its union may ultimately end the lockout, but not in the players' favor.
Phoenix misses the NHL, even during an Arizona Cardinals blowout (PHOTO) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
In case you missed it during Sunday's game.
Pirates Weekly - December 17, 2012
The Portland Pirates are on a roll, winning 5 consecutive games.
Shots from the Point for December 17, 2012 :: SportsPageMagazine.com
The Sundogs are absolutely miserable right now.
News From Around the Hockey World
Michael Arace commentary: Blue Jackets fans might never get to know Aucoin | The Columbus Dispatch
The former Coyote may never get to play with his new team.
The 1970s Buffalo Sabres came close, yet so far - SBNation.com
Just like the city's pro football team did a decade or so later.
NHL.com - NHL Network-U.S., NHL.com offers live WJC coverage - 2013 World Junior Championship
The NHL Network will be showing all the USA games live including their two pre-tourney games this week.
Stefan Noesen ruled ineligible for Team USA at 2013 World Juniors - SBNation.com
The forward was ruled ineligible due to his 10 game suspension in the Ontario Hockey League.
Hossa returns to Chicago, happy to be cleared - CSN Chicago
Marian Hossa has returned to Chicago ice after being cleared by doctors in mid-November for a concussion sustained from a hit by Raffi Torres during the playoffs. Now he has to decide if he will head overseas.
The Final Howl