Morning links: Day 3 of the lockout

  • Alex Ovechkin said that if the owners don't change their demands, the lockout will take a full year. He added that he plans to play in the KHL during the lockout but has not signed with a team yet. (The Washington Post)

  • Donald Fehr reiterated on Monday that the NHL's negotiation stance is "puzzling" as they look at the major concessions the players made in previous CBA negotiations and are asking them to do the same thing again. Bill Daly responded by acknowledging the concessions the players made, but adding, "I don't know what that has to do with this negotiation." (USA Today)

  • Scott Hartnell was frustrated that the lockout forced members of the Flyers' organization to cancel scheduled appearances at Hartnell's charity golf tournament. “You’d think you’d be able to put your differences aside and help one of your players’ charities,” Hartnell said. (The Courier Post)

  • The Minnesota Wild will pay fans 10 percent interest if they leave their money with the team during the lockout. (Pioneer Press)

  • NHL teams have started to layoff employees and cut the wages and hours of others to contend with the lockout. (The Los Angeles Times)

  • The Penguins' Kris Letang said the hip injury he suffered at the end of last season is fully recovered. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

  • Flyers forward Jake Voracek signed with KHL team HC Lev Praha in the Czech Republic. (Philadelphia Daily News)

  • The Bruins' Patrice Bergeron said he is considering going to Europe sooner than he planned after seeing guys like Joe Thornton and Rick Nash sign in Switzerland. (Boston Herald)

Now that players can't skate for free, a number of them are getting together to rent ice: