Morning Links: Lockout preparations
- The Ottawa Senators are preparing their season-ticket holders for a lockout, sending out only tickets to the first 10 games instead of the entire season and including a letter reminding them of labor negotiations, according to the Ottawa Citizen.
- Chicago Blackhawks players Patrick Sharp, Dave Bolland and Jamal Mayers told the Chicago Tribune that they will likely play in Europe if there is no NHL season. "I feel like you have to play somewhere," Sharp told the paper.
- Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf got engaged to actress Elisha Cuthbert, according to multiple media reports. No word on what Sean Avery thinks.
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WHO'S DELIVERING THE CHECKS
Scott Burnside covers the NHL for ESPN.com. Before joining the website in 2005, he was a reporter for The Windsor Star and Toronto Sun. Burnside also co-authored the best-selling true crime book "Deadly Innocence."
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Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com, joining the website in Sept. 2008 after spending 13 years with The Canadian Press as its national hockey columnist. He is also a regular panelist for TSN of Canada.
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Craig Custance joined ESPN in Sept. 2011 to cover the NHL for ESPN the Magazine, ESPN Insider and ESPN.com. Previously, he covered hockey for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Sporting News.
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Katie Strang covers the NHL for ESPN.com. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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