Morning Links: Day 24 of the lockout

  • Gary Bettman on being the bogeyman: "The fact is, I view part of what I do is, if necessary, on difficult issues, be the lightning rod." (The Globe and Mail)

  • Donald Fehr on revenue sharing: "That sort of means we’re going to pay the players based on the worst performing, least efficient, most undercapitalized teams. That’s not the way markets are supposed to work. Prices are supposed to be set by the other end of the scale." (The Globe and Mail)

  • Agent Pat Brisson said that insuring a significant amount his client Sidney Crosby’s future earnings would cost between $200,000 and $400,000 per month. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

    Crosby said it is a “week-to-week thing” whether or when he will sign overseas. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

  • The Buffalo Sabres are “very interested” in making the Prospects Game an annual event. (Buffalo News)