Ryan Murray to miss season; Sidney Crosby thinking about Europe; Coyotes lease agreement vote Tuesday night (Puck Headlines)

Sean Leahy

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.

• The Grey Cup was on Sunday in Toronto and these fans just had to remind us all about the current hockey situation in the city. [Reuters]

• The Columbus Blue Jackets just can't catch a break, can they? Tuesday morning the team confirmed that Ryan Murray will have shoulder surgery next month and miss the rest of the season, meaning he'll also be gone from Team Canada's squad for the World Juniors. [Buzzing the Net]

• Aaron Portzline spoke with a disappointed Murray. [Columbus Dispatch]

• While it didn't work in 2004-05, why could mediation be the key this time around for the NHL and NHLPA? According to a source speaking to Pierre LeBrun, "Perhaps it can help focus the parties on the differences, perhaps things can be said to the mediator that cannot be said directly across the table." [ESPN]

• With the lockout dragging on, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is leaning closer and closer to making a decision to play in Europe. "I probably hadn't thought about it quite as much as I have the past few days." [Post-Gazette]

• The Glendale City Council will vote Tuesday night on the proposed 20-year, $308 million revised lease agreement that will move along the process of Greg Jamison purchasing the team. [Phoenix Business Journal]

• Just how close was Shane Doan to signing with the the Philadelphia Flyers? So close that the team made up two different Flyers jerseys for the Coyotes captain (since No. 19 is taken by Scott Hartnell), as per his agent's Instagram account. [CSN Philly]

• Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson participated in a skate with teammates on Tuesday for the first time since September. He had injured his shoulder wakeboarding. [Miami Herald]

• A few more charity games are coming up in the next few weeks. First, employees of Carhartt will take on some Detroit Red Wings alumni on Dec. 7 in their eighth annual game benefiting local residents with disabilities. The next day, Dec. 8, Steve Ott, Dan Cleary and Shawn Horcoff are hosting a game featuring a number of NHLers like James Neal, Keith Yandle and Brenden Morrow that will help local charities in Windsor, Ontario.

• NHL.com has had some very interesting polls of late. [Battle of California]

• Kevin Allen gives you 10 hockey storylines in leagues that are actually playing right now. [USA Today]

• A look at past NHL drafts and where NCAA players have landed. [NHL Numbers]

• The ECHL's All-Star game jerseys will remind you a lot of the Colorado Rockies ... the baseball team. [Icethetics]

• A good recap of the Operation Hat Trick charity game from Saturday night. [The Hockey Writers]

• What are some benefits of there actually being a lockout? [Mile High Hockey]

• Finally, a Blackhawks fan takes to the streets of Chicago during Black Friday to lament the lockout. Also, Jesus loves hockey: