Morning Links: Day 2 of the lockout

September, 17, 2012
9/17/12
10:04
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Status of talks: Bill Daly and Steve Fehr spoke on the phone on Sunday and plan to talk again on Tuesday evening.

Games lost: No games have been canceled, but expect the NHL to begin canceling preseason games shortly.

Paychecks lost: Zero. The players don't start getting paid until the regular season begins, so the lockout hasn't hit them in the wallet yet.

Quote of the day: “Bettmen (sic) should be the commissioner of a different sport...Like knitting. What a joke. #stopruininghockey” -- Penguins Joe Morrow on twitter (Pittsburgh Tribune Review) Morrow later removed the tweet and apologized.

Off to Europe: More fallout:
  • Season-ticket holders are receiving letters from teams about how they will handle the expected cancellation of games. (Winnipeg Free Press)
  • The Penguins said Sunday that none of their employes will be fired, for now, due to the uncertainty of the NHL season. (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
  • The NHL lockout could cost Nassau County's economy $60 million in lost visitor spending. (Newsday)
  • Detroit sports bars are worried about the impact of the lockout on their sales. (Detroit Free Press)

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