Tonight was to be the beginning of the Phoenix Coyotes preseason schedule. The team was supposed to play a pair of split squad games against the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in each team's home arena. Instead both the Staples Center and Jobing.com Arena will be dark this evening.
The NHL and NHLPA are set to meet together this morning for the first time in almost two weeks to discuss escrow and HHR issues related to last season. There is a possibility there could be CBA talk in the afternoon. WE won't be holding our breath. Speaking of disagreements we have a local one in today's links. We also have links on OEL getting more love, morons on the Internet, and more.
Top 100 NHL Players: #79 Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Rant Sports
Rant Sports' Emma Harger rates OEL as one of the top NHL players.
Nebulous Verbosity " Mayor Scruggs Calls Me A Liar
George Faller vs. Elaine Scruggs.
News From Around the Hockey World
Random Thoughts on a Sunday - Howlin' Hockey
Jack Briggs with 4 brief notes including one on how you can grow the game at the youth level.
Wild's forward Setoguchi calls out racist fan on twitter - Chirpin Hard Hockey
Add Minnesota Wild forward Devin Setoguchi to the list of NHL players who have had to deal with racism from hockey fans.
Understanding the Game and Learning Lessons From Strongly-Held Views - The Copper & Blue
Former Coyote Gilbert Brule is used as the example in the post.
The Final Howl
Not much to laugh about on a day when hockey could have been played, but won't be.