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NHL, NHLPA meet in Toronto; Gary Bettman’s salary; Giguere re-signs with Avs (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy
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Willie Mitchell and his wife share a smooch as Stanley looks on. Harrison will have more on Mitchell's day with the Cup later. [Getty]

• The NHL and NHLPA meet today in Toronto for further CBA talks. They're expected to meet four days this week with the PA offering their counterproposal on Tuesday. [TSN]

• "On Tuesday, the NHLPA will present a proposal to the league that does address this core economic issue. The document is expected to represent a far-sighted vision for the NHL rather than the myopic approach in favor on Sixth Avenue, where it seems like 2004 all over again." [New York Post]

• While we're talking about a potential work stoppage, in recent tax filings, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman raked in nearly $8 million in salary during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. Bettman's salary was $3.4 million in 2004-05. [Sports Business Journal]

• Jean-Sebastien Giguere has re-signed with the Colorado Avalanche with a 1-year, $1.5 million deal. [TSN]

• What does Ottawa Senators assistant GM Tim Murray think of Mika Zibanejad's time in Sweden last season? "Nothing is ever a waste of time so it wasn't a waste of time, but it was close to that I guess." [Silver Sens]

• Chris Mason's new mask will feature Iron Maiden Eddie and is pretty bitching. [In Goal Mag]

• At age 40, Petr Nedved has signed on for a fifth season with Bili Tygri Liberec of the Czech Extraliga. [Liberec]

Gilbert Brule has inked a 1-year deal with ZSC Lions of the Switzerland's National League A. He will be coached by Marc Crawford. [Lions]

• Best of luck to Sam, Killion and McClure as they depart Chicago Blackhawks blog Second City Hockey in a few weeks. Be sure to check out their new site when it launches next month.

• Is Phoenix Coyotes coach Dave Tippett some sort of goalie whisperer? Cam investigates. [NHL Numbers]

• Can the Vancouver Canucks lock up Alex Burrows before he reaches UFA status next summer? [Province]

• Were you wondering who won the United Arab Emirates hockey league (Dubai Mighty Camels)? Or the Japanese national league (Nippon Paper Cranes Kushiro)? Wonder no more. Here are 51 champions from around the world for the 2011-12 season. [IIHF]

• A Rick Jeanneret tournament of quotes. Today, it's "Top Shelf, Where Momma Hides The Cookies" vs. "We Are Not Worthy". When in doubt, always go with cookies. [Die By The Blade]

• There are currently nine hockey cards on the market featuring the autograph of Lord Stanley of Preston. An upcoming set of In The Game cards will feature No. 10. [Beckett]

• Finally, according to this new Under Armour commercial, during their offseason workouts, Tyler Seguin pushes dumpsters and Carey Price throws oil drums. Meanwhile, I worked out with a dumbell today. I feel vigorous:

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