Friday Chum Bucket: Couture rides CBA roller coaster

  • Logan Couture talked to Pierre LeBrun about the ups and downs in the CBA negotiation process and the disappointment of last week's breakdown in talks. [ESPN]
  • The Dudes on Hockey have a new podcast up discussing the Worcester Sharks and the upcoming Bulls game at the Tank. [Dudes on Hockey]
  • Speaking of the Bulls, last night they defeated the team they'll be facing at HP Pavilion next Monday, downing the Stockton Thunder 4-3 in overtime. [SF Bulls]
  • The Merc's editorial yesterday was about how fans and businesses need NHL hockey back. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • And Mark Purdy provided his take on the lockout as well. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • As far as CBA talks, nothing of consequence went down Thursday but the sides will likely be in contact today with federal mediators possibly out of the picture for good. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • President Obama made a statement about the lockout because why the hell not? Next up, John Boehner weighs in on touch icing. [Puck Daddy]
  • This graphically illustrated poker allegory for the NHL lockout is the best thing you'll read all week. [Leafs Nation]