Jaromir Jagr, still incredible; Coyotes opponents ready to fight lease (Puck Headlines)

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• Jaromir Jagr threatens an informant who might snitch on his gambling debts. Oh, wait, check that: Jaromir Jagr has photos with his dog on Facebook. [iSport]

• Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets on the proposed meeting sans Fehr and Bettman between players and owners: ""There always seems to be a catch with every idea the owners have. But if it's something where we could get all 30 owners in the same room with representatives from each team and talk, just so they know where we're sitting and where everybody stands then, yeah, it could be positive. But only if it's done in the right way. If it's still the same guys from their end talking... if it's (Boston Bruins' owner) Jeremy Jacobs in there spewing his stuff, I don't think it's going to move this process forward." [Free Press]

• How the lockout is slowing the Canadian economy to a crawl. [WSJ]

• Carrie Underwood on the NHL locking out her hubby Mike Fisher: "He needs to work out and he needs to skate. It's depressing, especially when you think about a team like Nashville, when the past couple of years have been so great. Season ticket sales are up and then something like this happens and it just kind of kills the momentum." [Ottawa Citizen]

• Hey, who doesn't like contraction and/or relocation talk? "If, say, Florida, Phoenix and Anaheim move northwards, that would greatly reduce the biggest globs of red ink losses from the NHL. Then, say, the New York Islanders, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Buffalo Sabres — also all losing $10-million-plus — improve their businesses and benefit from some increased revenue sharing. Combined, the NHL as a financial enterprise would be considerably strengthened." [Globe & Mail]

• Opponents of the Phoenix Coyotes' new arena deal are on mobilizing to try and block it. [Phoenix Business Journal]

• Mike Babcock meets Grover. We repeat, Mike Babcock meets Grover. [Detroit News]

• Buffalo Sabres captain Jason Pominville tells Bill Hoppe that he's heading to the Mannheim Eagles of the DEL in Germany. So the U.S. population of Pominville has decreased by one. [Olean Times Herald]

• Cam Charron on the new concussion studies: "A pair of separate studies seem to point out that the effects of checking and collisions in various levels of hockey lead to, surprise surprise, more injuries than previously thought." [Buzzing The Net]

• Here's why the Minnesota Wild are going to win the next Stanley Cup. Yes, the next one. [The Hockey Writers]

• If Sidney Crosby goes overseas, it might be Switzerland rather than Russia, which would be way more fun. [PHT]

• Finally, it's OK to be a little depressed about not having Jaromir Jagr in our lives every few nights, when you see that JJ can still do this:

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