Morning Links: Day 33 of lockout

  • Patrick Kane said he was "close maybe a wekk or two ago" to signing in Europe, but decided to wait because he heard negotiations were going better. (Chicago Sun-Times)

  • Sidney Crosby said he's "not sorry," after Claude Giroux claimed Crosby would "hack me across the wrists instead of going for the puck," during faceoffs in the Penguins-Flyers first-round playoff series last season. (Philadelphia Daily News)

  • Don Cherry said he can see where both sides are coming from in CBA negotiations. "When people say: 'Oh, look at those millionaires and billionaires, aren't they awful?,' they're kiddin' themselves because they'd do the very same thing." (Montreal Gazette)

  • Taylor Hall was cleared for contact as he practiced with the OKC Barrons for the first time on Wednesday. (Edmonton Sun)

  • The Kevin Bieksa Buddies charity game raised $200,000 for three Canuck charities, thanks to a large donation from Michael Buble, who decided not to coach instead of skate at the last minute. (Vancouver Sun)

  • Members of the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks team that won the championship gathered on Wednesday to discuss the "Camps for Charity" game they will participate in on Oct. 26, and the chirps about hair, golf and playing ability were flowing. (Chicago Tribune)

  • The deal to build a new arena for the Oilers collapsed on Wednesday as city councilors blamed team owner Daryl Katz for his last-minute demands for more money. (The Globe and Mail)