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Pula Arena update; CBA news; why NHL owners cry poor (Puck Headlines)

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• Here is what Pula Arena in Croatia currently looks like as Medvescak Zagreb prepares to play two games there next weekend.

• On Sept. 13, the NHL's Board of Governor's will meet to hear commissioner Gary Bettman update them on the labor talks and also vote on whether or not to support a lockout once the CBA expires on Sept. 15. [CSN Philly]

• According to Larry Brooks, one part of the NHL's proposal to players is complete control over realignment, scheduling and format for the Stanley Cup playoffs. [NY Post]

• Former Montreal Canadiens and current UFA Mathieu Darche: "Say we take a 20-per-cent pay cut. Tell Vinnie Lecavalier his $10 million will go down to $8 million. 'Poor him,' people might say. But the point is, he's got a contract that was agreed to by both sides and he's still losing $2 million." [Montreal Gazette]

• Kent Wilson with an interesting take on why the NHL cries poor. [NHL Numbers]

• How would a lockout hurt the Hall of Fame chances of some NHL stars? [Globe and Mail]

• Scott Burnside is reporting that Greg Jamison has secured financing to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes. We'll now wait a day or two before something else gets in the way of this deal finally happening. [ESPN]

• Acroni Jesenice, where Anze Kopitar once played, and the most successful team in what used to be Yugoslavia, has folded after 64 years. [IIHF]

• Patrick Eaves of the Detroit Red Wings was back on the ice Tuesday for an informal skate with teammates and is doing better after suffering a broken jaw and post-concussion symptoms from a Roman Josi slapshot last November. [MLive]

• A Vancouver youth coach has been charged with two counts of assault after tripping players from an opposing team during the postgame handshake. [CTV]

• Patrick Dwyer signs a two-year, $1.8 million extension with Carolina. [Hurricanes]

• The fine people at Mile High Hockey are in the middle of "Lockout Week," where they are posting stories on topics other than hockey. So what does a Colorado Avalanche blog do when its team names a new captain? "Labrium Gobbsalog Promoted to Middle Management Position Within 2nd-Tier, Small Market Sports Merchandise Firm" [MHH]

• A number of 19-year-olds currently playing in the CHL may be able to make the leap to the AHL in the event of a prolonged NHL lockout. [Buzzing the Net]

• Tom Anselmi was promoted to president and COO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Tuesday. Is that a bad thing for fans? [Eh Game]

• Finally, the Phoenix Coyotes have hired a new ad agency. We're hoping it decides to bring Pierre back from hibernation:

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