Morning Bag Skate 12/4

Lockout day 80. 346 games lost. $497,590,330.62 in total salary lost. Who is ready for today's "meetings"?

Jonathan Toews will be attending today's CBA meetings (Chicago Tribune)

Former Blackhawks defenseman and current IceHogs coach Steve Poapst is elected to the ECHL HoF (IceHogs)

Illinois Office of Tourism is giving away tickets and gas cards to see hockey in Illinois, including the IceHogs (Enjoy Illinois)

This crackpot says the lockout will end this week. Puff, puff, give! (Eye On Hockey)

Today's meeting is just a surprise birthday party for Jeremy Jacobs (Lighthouse Hockey)

Player safety is the elephant in the room (Globe and Mail)

Awwww, listening to Henrik Sedin cry makes me miss the NHL. At least this time I can agree with him. (The Province)

Martin Havlat's agent talks about his client's outspokenness. (CSN Bay Area)