Daily Cupcakes - Links from around the locked out NHL - September 18th, 2012

WINNIPEG, CANADA - DECEMBER 17: Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks speaks with the media at the Fairmont Hotel on December 17, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Selanne and the Anaheim Ducks are set to play against the Winnipeg Jets tonight at the MTS Centre. This is the first time Selanne has returned to play hockey in Winnipeg, where he began his NHL hockey career with the original Winnipeg Jets in 1992. He was traded in 1996. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

The owners like Gary Bettman, but Teemu Selanne does not.

Gary Bettman has been the NHL’s boss for almost 20 years. He was hired by the NHL to bring the salary cap, and so he did, as he had received the salary cap NBA Basketball: acquisition. Twice the lockout has been a stoppage during his reign, and each time the lockout is done. Now it is the third! He is certainly the NHL’s most hated person.

[Bettman] makes himself more than eight million dollars a year. Would Mr. Bettman willing to give up their salary and give part of it to these "poor" teams? Hmm … interesting question

The shooting in Aurora has touched many people, a few of those were people that MHH'ers cared about. A California company has raised $11,000 towards the victims. The way they do it seems rather painful though.

Athletes from CrossFit Avalanche and CrossFit Blizzard in Tahoe Vista and Truckee participated in a fundraising workout event benefiting the victims of the Aurora, Colo. theater shooting. Through sponsor donations, more than $11,000 was raised, with more still coming in. The funds will be transferred to GivingFirst.org, a nonprofit organization providing support to the victims and families of the theater shooting.

Some OHL teams aren't too upset about the NHL lockout, although the kids are missing on a great opportunity.

With a handful of players having been drafted by NHL teams, those players are normally away this time of year attending pro camps. However, with the NHL owners opting to lockout the players on the weekend, the Spitfires had all hands on deck for Sunday's final exhibition game of the season.

Colorado Avalanche draft pick Michael Clarke was one of three Spitfires to score twice Sunday as Windsor won for the first time in five exhibition games with a 7-6 decision over the Sarnia Sting at the WFCU Centre.

"At least I'm playing hockey," the 18-year-old Clarke said after the game. "I love to watch NHL hockey and it's a shame it didn't work out."



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