Donald Fehr talks lockout; Coyotes lease news; Ovechkin vs. RGIII (Puck Headlines)

Greg Wyshynski
September 13, 2012

Here are your Puck Headlines: a glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media.

• Henrik Zetterberg and the Quest For Peace at the NHLPA presser today. (@bruce_arthur)

• Donald Fehr reports that there have been no new developments for the NHLPA and the NHL during his media time today.

• Scott Burnside says it's time for Fehr to step up and lead to an agreement: "If Donald Fehr is doing his job properly and not just looking to mix it up with Bettman for the pure sport of seeing who's got the biggest labor stones, the veteran union leader will lay out all of the possibilities and probabilities for his players. Those options including asking for more and then deciding that maybe it's enough." [ESPN]

• Stephen Brunt on the fans in this lockout mess: "You have no dog in this fight. There's no relationship between ticket prices and players salaries, nor has there ever been. The owners will continue to charge whatever the market will bear, and not a penny less. Some of you can afford that, some of you can't, and it has always been thus." [Sportsnet]

• Bourne believes solidarity among players is B.S. and think a good number want to play right now. "The old guys are worried about losing years, shots at the Cup, and not making back the money they'd forfeit even if the players did get a better deal. The younger guys want to get that first year of paychecks, to eat up their entry level contracts, and move closer to their big payday. Hey, you only have so many hockey playing years in your body, you gotta cash in while you can." [Backhand Shelf]

• Interesting look at the winners and losers under the previous CBA. [NHL Network]

• With Rick Nash gone, the Columbus Blue Jackets need a captain. Four letters: JMFJ. [Jackets Cannon]

• Meanwhile, in Glendale, the city wants to redo the lease with Greg Jamison, who still doesn't own the team. [Five For Howling]

• Alex Ovechkin? Old and busted. RGIII? New hotness. [Sick, Unbelievable]

• Reports indicate that the Carlo Colaiacovo is a Detroit Red Wing, with a 2-year, $5-million deal. [Red Wings]

• Joel Ward talks more about his groin. [Capitals Insider]

• Chris Phillips and Dany Heatley are suing their former agent. [Malik]

• There's an OHL referee who's closing in on a spot at The Masters. Which is an incredible feat for someone who, based on occupation, is visually impaired. [SLAM]

• If Buffalo Sabres fans are locked out, what are the options for them to still experience hockey? [Die By The Blade]

• Another funny assessment of San Jose Sharks tweeters, this time with Brent Burns in the spotlight. [BoC]

• The Vancouver coach that is accused of tripping a youth player in the handshake line is in court today. [Province]

• A few more thoughts on private equity and the NHL. [On The Forecheck]

• If you're a Ryan Lambert fan, give our boy some help in his charity drive. [Two Line Pass]

• Finally, a bit on the EG Games midnight release of NHL 13 in B.C.