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NHL, PA meet informally; Bryzgalov’s new tiger mask; NHL promotion, relegation? (Puck Headlines)

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Getty Images• Here is Ilya Bryzgalov's new mask for whenever there's a hockey season. The tiger is back! [In Goal Mag]

• Craig Custance with your "read of the day" on how the McCrimmon family has dealt with the loss of Brad since the Lokomotiv tragedy. [ESPN]

• Michael Grange on Donald Fehr and the CBA talks: "Don Fehr's job is to get a good deal for this group of players, certainly. But what has to have Bettman worried is the possibility that Fehr's take on the task of leaving a legacy is not merely earning a decent CBA for the players, but a union that is a robust and feared adversary for years to come." [Sportsnet]

• Commissioner Gary Bettman, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr all will not receive a paycheck if there's a lockout. Still doesn't help an agreement come any faster. [Winnipeg Free Press via CP]

• Bettman, Daly, Fehr and his brother, Steve, met informally for two hours on Friday. No agenda was set or proposals made. [TSN]

• Two NHLs? With promotion and relegation? Jesse Spector on this radical idea: "It is clear that even with the implementation of a salary cap coming out of the last lockout, several teams simply cannot compete financially with the league's heavyweights. So, why not cut the dead weight?"  [Sporting News]

• After casually demanding a trade in June, Anaheim Ducks forward Bobby Ryan took a step back this week in an interview with Eric Stephens: "But about 10 minutes after the interview, I was like, 'Gosh, I shouldn't have done that, seeing that I'm teeing off on the 37th hole of the day after 11 o'clock.' It was kind of stupid." [OC Register]

• You know who might be part of Greg Jamison's ownership group? You guess it, the group from Ice Edge. [Globe and Mail]

Derek Gee / Buffalo News• Ville Leino talks about what he's done over the offseason and apparently has a fallback job should the lockout happen. [Buffalo News]

• Alex Ovechkin confirmed on Friday that should there be a lockout he will play in the KHL. [CSN Washington]

• Remember the "Backwards Game" that was set to take place between Dubuque and Janesville of the USHL? It took place last night with Dubuque winning 4-1 and the entire night going in reverse. [Fighting Saints]

• Shea Weber on his 14-year deal with Nashville: "I plan to be here for 14 years." [Tennessean]

• Raffi Torres promises to work on the timing of his hits and be smarter. [AZ Republic]

• Tomas Holmstrom still hasn't decided if he wants to retire or play. [Freep]

• Looking at how Europeans have changed over time in the NHL. [The Hockey Writers]

• Finally, here's the "Miracle on Ice" as depicted via NES Ice Hockey:

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