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Morning Links: Lockout would sting Crosby

    CBA Talks

  • About 300 players and 29 of the league's governors will gather in New York for Wednesday's CBA meetings, according to the Globe and Mail.

  • A healthy and enthusiastic Sidney Crosby is not optimistic a deal will get done anytime soon, according to the Post-Gazette.

  • In Minnesota, the Wild players are weighing their playing options should there be a lockout, according to the Pioneer Press.

  • According to the Boston Herald, most of the Bruins will apparently be attending this week's players' association meetings in New York, including Patrice Bergeron. "[T]his time around, it’s not even comparable as far as people being involved and the information getting through to the players and being able to communicate. In the union we feel very confident in the group that’s dealing and negotiating for us. ... We feel very strong right now as a union.”

  • Around the league

  • Marian Gaborik skated at the Rangers' training facility for first time since his June 6 shoulder surgery and said he is progressing well, according to the New York Post.