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The Devils have assigned 24 players to Albany for the lockout. [Fire and Ice]
The rhetoric trading has begun in earnest. Both the NHL and the NHLPA have sent "messages" to fans. [Fire and Ice]
A bunch of teams made a bunch of moves before the lockout happened. Here they are: [The Hockey News]
Here's how to explain the NHL lockout to your non-hockey friends. [Puck Daddy]
Here are some basic rules for a lockout. [Cross Checks]
What if we played for the Stanley Cup? [Backhand Shelf]
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