This is Day 6 of the NHL lockout, 2012 edition. Every day, we'll serve up some CBA talk and help you get your hockey fix. Let's begin, shall we?
• Including exhibition games (currently only exhibitions), 60 games have been canceled.
• But that number could increase soon as Chris Botta of the Sports Business Journal reported on Thursday, via Twitter, that the remainder of the NHL's exhibition schedule could be canceled by as early as Tuesday. (Botta on Twitter)
• NHL training camps were scheduled to open on Friday; that obviously won't happen. Also not happening anytime soon: formal CBA talks as the two sides have nothing planned. It's that sort of urgency and tireless round-the-clock negotiating that's going to lead to a quick resolution to the NHL's third lockout in 18 years. (Only a little bit sarcasm there. Just a little).
• With Penguins teammate Evgeni Malkin already playing in the KHL, team captain Sidney Crosby told 93.7 the Fan in Pittsburgh this week that if the lockout continues he will think pretty hard about playing elsewhere.
“I'll wait and see," Crosby said. "I don't have a hard date or anything like that. I just want to get a feel for how things move along here. Hopefully, there are some positive talks and some movement, and a sign that things are going to get done here. But I'll just wait and see how things go."
• According to a report from RDS, several NHL players plan to start a "caravan league" that could begin as early as next week in a Montreal suburb. Tickets will cost $20 with all proceeds going to charity. [RDS, via PHT]
• Patrick Rishe at Forbes.com takes a look at why NHL players eventually will have to accept a smaller cut of league revenues. [Forbes.com]
Here's a highlight clip of Detroit Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk doing what he does best: stealing the puck from unsuspecting opponents and making them look completely ridiculous in the process. This is part of the reason why Datsyuk is a contender for the Selke Trophy every year and why he has won it three times. I could watch this all day and never get tired of it.