Morning Bag Skate 12/11

Lockout day 87. 394 games lost. $567,004,940.99 lost in total salary. I am filing a disclaimer of losing interest. Tonight the Blackhawks would have played at the Islanders.

3 Blackhawks prospect stars of the week (Blackhawks)

Jamal Mayers talks about the NHL's middle class (ESPN)

IceHogs collected over 5,000 teddy bears versus the Wolves on Saturday (IceHogs)

A fun Christmas video from the Toledo Walleye. Thank God they are better at hockey than they are lip syncing (Third Man In)

NHLPA backed off money guarantees (Puck Daddy)

5 reasons there will be a NHL season (USA Today)

Shorten season does not bode well for players in the twilight of their careers (Montreal Gazette)

Covering a locked out league is not easy. Yeah, no shit! (Back Hand Shelf)