October 2, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Tomas Tatar (21) and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang (58) at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Lockout Links And Other Randomness

Lockout Related Issues

  • The owners are the ranch, the players are the cattle, and the fans are…um…the crap from said cattle?
  • According to the NHL, it costs 100x more to talk about the lockout than it does to slam Zetterberg’s head into the glass.
  • Sadly, I’m not making that last part up.
  • The NHLPA cares more about hash tags on twitter than anything else.  Proof.
  • Seriously, if you use “#ThePlayers” on twitter and aren’t mocking them, you have issues.
  • Gary Bettman is an idiot (okay, we already knew that).

The AHL Is Going To Rule This Season

  • The Grand Rapids Griffins will have Gustav Nyquist, Brendan Smith, and Tomas Tatar playing for them.

  • The Oklahoma City Barons will have Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle on their roster.  Holy crap they’re going to own.
  • Brett Lebda signed a tryout in the AHL.  Okay, so maybe it isn’t going to be the best hockey around after all…
  • The AHL is going to have games soon!  Man, I wish I lived closer to Grand Rapids.

The You Can Play Project Is Alive And Kicking

  • One of my favorite hockey things, the You Can Play Project, has released more videos in the past couple of weeks.
  • Patrick Burke and Brian Burke were honored by the Courage Campaign for their work to combat homophobia in sports.  Well deserved.
  • We still haven’t seen the Wings participate in this project, but they have been working with Defeat The Label, which also does great work.
  • I guess Bettman isn’t a total moron, because he supports You Can Play.
  • If you can play, you can play.

My Wings “Protest” Is Harder Than I Thought

That’s all for now.  Hope you are handling the lockout well.  Yell at me on the Twitter(@KevinN37) if you want to see some anti-Samuelsson awesomeness.  Until next time…

GET BACK TO THE TABLE, NHL AND NHLPA!

 

Tags: Brendan Smith Gustav Nyquist Tomas Tatar You Can Play

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