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Some last minute talks are scheduled today.  It might be now or never to get a new CBA done  (Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE).
Some last minute talks are scheduled today. It might be now or never to get a new CBA done (Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE).

At the Joe

Red Wings' Darren Helm back on the ice but lockout could make comeback short-lived | Detroit Red Wings | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
Chicks dig scars.

Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall must be a defensive leader | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com
It's his blue line now.

No. 25 back on the ice in Detroit and it’s not Darren McCarty | Red Wings Front
At first this bothered me. Mainly because it's Cory Emmerton taking the number and I'm not that fond of him and his game. But then I realized I didn't care all that much.

Twitter / WXYZ's Brad Galli says the lockout will be announced Thursday
I'm sure Mr. Galli does a nice job back home on the local news. And, he did say sources, so there is more than one. But I'll believe it when I see it... or Bob McKenzie or Darren Dreger or HockeyyInsiderr tweets it.

YTMND - dontforgetthestairsbuddeh
This buddeh will never forget the stairs.

Around the NHL

Video Game Reviews | NHL 13 | RotoRob
Mike Chen's NHL13 review. Good read.

An in-depth review of NHL 13 | Down Goes Brown
DGB's take on the classic franchise.

CBC vs. NHL goes into overtime - Canada - Macleans.ca
Digging up an old post from April, here's a piece from the former head of CBC English Television retelling a story about how Gary Bettman negotiates. Great read.

Phoenix Coyotes sale update: Tribe could enter picture in deal - NHL - Sporting News
So what happens first: The Coyotes are finally sold or a CBA is completed? I say CBA.

NHL, union to meet Wednesday in New York - The Globe and Mail
Two sides will attempt last-ditch talks in effort to avoid lockout

Wait What? Actual News? A Signing? What Do We Do Now? - Second City Hockey
Hawks sign Michal Rozsival. Matt Stafford prepares to throw seven interceptions Sunday. Alex Smith aLOL.

Let's Go Red Wings.