Yesterday a leaked NHLPA memo spread across the twitter world, giving NHL fans the first real glimpse of how far apart the NHLPA and the NHL are in CBA negotiations. With the upcoming season very much in limbo, Coyotes players begin to look over their options for what may prove to be a season long lockout. Although no one from the desert has signed elsewhere reports stated that forward Mikkel Boedker has begun talks with the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan team, the Malmo Redhawks. A club that his brother Mads plays for. More info on the above tidbits, including a look at ASU's Div. I hockey team, who had their season opener last night, defeating Texas A&M 13-0, below.
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The Spotlight is On... Coyotes Players Who Could Make the Jump This Season: Goaltenders - Five For Howling
Brendan looks at Coyotes' goaltenders.
Phoenix Coyotes players training on own, discussing their options | AZCentral
Phoenix Coyotes players take to the ice themselves, covering everything from the scheduling to practices to paying for them.
The Top 50 NHL Trade Value Rankings - Angus Certified
Yandle and Smith earn honorable mention while OEL makes the grade.
Around the Hockey World
Leaked NHLPA Memo Unveils Players' View Of NHL CBA Negotiatons - SBNation.com
Leaked information regarding the CBA talks shows player's view on the negotiations.
Why the NHLPA is just as guilty as the NHL : The Hockey Writers
Are the players really as innocent as they claim to be?
No CBA meetings planned as both sides head to labour hearing -TSN Sports
Remember when the NHL said they'd work "around-the-clock" to come up with a new CBA? Apparently they don't either.
Making sense of hockey-related revenue - CBC Sports
Elliot Friedman on how HHR was determined in the prior CBA and how both sides look at the issue.
NHL officials won't work in other leagues - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Nice sentiment by the referees and linesmen of the NHL.
'I have a headache today:' Keith Primeau on living with concussions - Sporting News
The former NHL forward talks about his life dealing with post-co0ncussion symptoms years after he played in his last NHL game.
Here's why we should care about back-diving - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun looks at another one of the issues in the CBA negotiations, front loaded contracts.
Mendes on Senators: Turris eyes Europe - sportsnet.ca
Senators' Kyle Turris looks at Europe as a possibility.
NHL could expand to Seattle in three years, says investor | ProHockeyTalk
The market is there but no teams seem to be up for sale.
The Final Howl
ASU Hockey: 2012-2013 Season Preview - House of Sparky
The Coyotes may not be playing, but the local college team is.