Rangers legend Rod Gilbert said, from speaking to both Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr, both men are on the same page, so he doesn't understand why they can't make a deal. "Why don't you split it and get it over with? You're doing damage to the game now and the fans," Gilbert said. (NY Daily News)
Sidney Crosby said the NHL just wants their deal and "there is no real meeting [n the middle]." He added that he hopes the owners aren't waiting for the players to cave because, "everybody expects to negotiate in good faith. I hope they're not stalling because they have a certain date in mind. That's not the way to do it." (Pittsburgh Tribune Review)
John Davidson is going to Columbus this weekend for follow-up interviews with the Blue Jackets' majority owner John P. McConnell and president Mike Priest, according to sources. (The Columbus Dispatch)
The Sedin twins are keeping busy with their "expensive hobby" as their horse Nahar is about to begin harness racing for the winter. (The Vancouver Sun)
The Tournee des Joueurs, organized by Maxime Talbot and Bruno Gervais, drew about 5,600 fans on Thursday night, the largest crowd of the series but well short of the 15,000-seat capacity at the Colisee. (Montreal Gazette)
St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman joined local business owners to urge the NHL and NHLPA to come to a compromise and end the lockout. (Pioneer Press)
Kevin Bieksa spoke out against those scalping tickets for the sold-out charity hockey game he organized. (The Globe and Mail) Rangers legend Rod Gilbert said, from speaking to both Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr, both men are on the same page, so he doesn't understand why they can't make a deal.