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• Based on today's news about mediation, it appears Ding Dongs have the advantage. [@djm448]
• Ken Campbell on the lockout: "Neither side appears to be on the verge of experiencing any kind of epiphany at the moment. If that's the case, put an end to the meetings and stop making a mockery of the process." [THN]
• Alex Ovechkin on the lockout: "Our head, Donald Fehr, is very well acquainted with our terms and conditions. Nobody wants a pay cut or a lower status. Everything in that respect is up to Fehr. We have full confidence in him, but there could be some twists and turns ahead." [Rossiyskaya Gazeta via Russia Beyond The Headlines via KK]
• Here's Ovechkin scoring an OT game winner in Minsk. [Alex Ovetjkin]
• Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich has left the Kloten Flyers with an injury. [Japers' Rink]
• Is the NHL too expensive to watch for Canadians? "A new survey commissioned by the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies has found that the NHL — its 2012/13 season currently in limbo due to an ongoing revenue-sharing dispute between players, team owners and the league — appears to have priced itself beyond the financial reach of many Canadians, with lower-income respondents far less likely to report having attended a game since 2007 compared with those making $80,000 or more." [National Post]
• Paulina Gretzky's 15 minutes of fame are up, says an article about Paulina Gretzky. [QMI]Read More »from Ovechkin on lockout; Paulina Gretzky’s 15 minutes of fame; mascot fight (Puck Headlines)