Friday Chum Bucket: Let the finger-pointing begin

  • Bill Daly contends the third NHL proposal, which was reported as a 50/50 split of revenues once players are paid in full the contracts they've already been signed to, is the PA "proposing to change the the accounting rules to be able to say ‘50-50,’ when in reality it is not." [Kukla's Korner]
  • Meanwhile, Sidney Crosby retorted with ""When you make three proposals and get shut down in 10 minutes, it’s hard to think the other side really wants to negotiate." Any time negotiations get as public as they have been between these two sides over the past week, it's probably not a good thing. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Ryane Clowe and Logan Couture make their case against the owners' rejection of all three NHLPA proposals on Twitter. [Working the Corners]
  • How a legitimate "Make Whole" proposition with regards to player contracts could end the lockout with both sides content. [Backhand Shelf]
  • Why the PR war between the league and PA is meaningless. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Sharks winger and FTF favorite Tommy Wingels was suspended for 3 games in the SM-liiga for this hit (relevant bit is at around 44 seconds): [Matias Strozyk via Puck Daddy]