Morning Links: Day 30 of Lockout

  • Winnipeg co-owner David Thompson attended the funeral of a 26-year-old Jets fan and visited with the young man’s mourning family. (Winnipeg Free Press)

  • The Stanley Cup was taken to the 9/11 memorial at Ground Zero on Sunday to honor Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis, both died on United flight 175. (USA Today)

  • Martin St. Louis is getting frustrated by the lockout, saying “I need to play. I’m 37 years old. ... There are definitely depressing days where coming to the rink is depressing. You don’t feel like a pro, you are just doing the necessities to try to stay on top as much as you can.” (The Tampa Tribune)

  • The Canucks confirmed that Alexander Edler has a slightly bulging disc in his back and Jason Garrison has a groin injury. (The Vancouver Sun)

  • Defenseman Deryk Engelland signed with RIHK of the elite league in Norway. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

  • Sidney Crosby is impressed by 15-year-old Connor McDavid and said the OHL star “looks like he’s got it all. When I watched him play, he reminded me of myself.” (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

  • A Tampa Bay fan has organized two protests against the lockout and says he might cancel his season tickets if the season is lost; and Lightning players say they don’ t blame him. (Tampa Bay Times)

  • Matt Cooke is spending his time during the lockout coaching his daughter’s soccer team. (TSN)