Your links for today:
Lou Lamoriello will be one of many hockey insiders to take part in a "rules summit" to look at a standard for hooking, holding and interference penalties. [The Hockey News]
Bleacher Report has a look at sports mascots.The New Jersey Devil makes a cameo. [Bleacher Report YouTube channel]
Backhand Shelf takes a look at ten of the worst acting performances by NHL players in commercials. Rest assured, they're bad. [Backhand Shelf]
Canucks Corner gives some perspective on the CBA negotiations in the mainstream media and why there is probably cause for optimism in all of this. [Canucks Corner]
EA Sports' NHL 13 demo is out. [PHT]
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