Morning Bag Skate 12/5

Lockout day 81. 356 games lost. $512,216,667.20 in total salary lost. More "optimism"!!

If there is amnesty who should the Blackhawks let go? How is Steve Montador not on this list? (The Hockey Writers)

IceHogs forward Phillipe Paradis reassigned to the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL (WREX)

Putting players and owners together lead to a "constructive" day (TSN)

Are we ready for the Sidney Crosby saved hockey stories? Blah! (Sportsnet)

An escape from the negativity (Sporting News)

No Blackhawks prospects make the USA WJC preliminary roster (SB Nation)

But Phillip Danault and Mark McNeill have been invited to Canada's camp (SB Nation)