God bless Taiwanese animation.
-The biggest casualty of the Lockout so far? Stanley C. Panther. Yep, the Panthers laid off their mascot like only Florida can. (Barry Melrose Rocks)
-Detroit is hosting open skates at the Joe. Would love to see Minnesota think of something similar. (Kukla's Korner)
-The parents of the late Derek Boogaard are suing the NHLPA for $9.8 million after they allegedly failed to follow through on filing a grievance to get the Rangers to pay out the rest of his contract. (TMZ)
-As mentioned in the "Europe" article, Jared Spurgeon and childhood friend (and Buffalo Sabres center) Tyler Ennis signed with the SCL Tigers in Switzerland. (Pioneer Press)
It also gives us a chance to post this:
-A high school senior has created his own sports network. Yes you all should feel really lazy compared to Zach Halverson. (Star Tribune)
-When it comes to hockey and sexism, Canada is stuck in an early Mad Men episode. (Deadspin)
-The scariest thing is that the original Globe & Mail article was written by a woman., which is brought up in a commentary slamming the article and how the Lockout is shame regardless of gender. (Wrap Around Curl)
-Michael Russo and Rachel Blount discuss Tuesday's Minnesota "practice" in a Star Tribune video.
-Congrats to The Third Intermission's Ms. Conduct, who will be the new Aeros beat writer for the Houston Chronicle.
-The United States of Hockey's "Living With The Lockout" series finally reached the Northwest Division and Minnesota. Even if you live in a different market, these are great looks at hockey throughout America.
-There is a lot of time for these to change but Central Scouting released their preliminary 2013 draft grades. (NHL.com)
-Bryan Reynolds of Hockey Wilderness writes how the owners are to blame for the Lockout.
-State of Hockey News doesn't care that there's a Lockout, they'll still preview the Northwest Division.
-Remember when New Jersey was a "Mickey Mouse organization?" Furthermore, imagine Twitter exploding if Gretzky said that today. (In Lou We Trust)
-As your "minor league dance team news leader," Orlando held theirs yesterday. We'll have more on this story as it develops.
-If that isn't your cup of tea, the Solar Bears added a couple players. (Orlandosolarbears.com)
-It's been a bad few weeks for college hockey team parties. (Western College Hockey)
Matt Kassian Ridiculous Moment Of The Week (@kassassination)
I haven't bough a bottle of ketchup in years.I just steal the packets from restaurants.
— Matt Kassian (@kassassination) September 15, 2012