Daily Cupcakes - Links from around the locked out NHL - September 21st, 2012

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A story about Moen.

The last we spoke with Canadiens forward Travis Moen nearly three months ago, he was driving to his father-in-law’s home in Swift Current, Sask., to pick up his nine-page, four-year, $7.4-million contract.

It seems Moen’s home-office fax machine was on the fritz and he needed the contract sent elsewhere.

(Even in this age of email attachments, a hard copy still was coming to him by fax, for his signature.)

"It’s still not fixed," the 30-year-old joked Thursday of the machine, chatting in a deserted media gallery overlooking the Habs’ equally empty Brossard training facility rink. "Maybe I have to buy a new one?"

Another player is heading overseas to play.

Boston Bruins centre Tyler Seguin is set to sign with Swiss team EHC Biel for the duration of the NHL lockout.

The team says on its website that Seguin is expected to join the Swiss A League team Saturday and could be eligible to play next week.

"Looks like I’m wearing number 9 for EHC Biel in Switzerland till the lockouts done. Excited to play next week. #illmissthebruinsfans," Seguin posted on his Twitter account.

Prust wishes he had paid a bit more attention in French class.

"If I'd known that one day I'd play for the Montreal Canadiens," Brandon Prust was saying over lunch this week with a laugh, "I'd definitely have taken French a little longer. I wish I'd paid more attention in school."

The Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators were figuratively knocking on Brandon Prust’s door shortly after noon on July 1, the rugged New York Rangers forward having just become an unrestricted free agent.

But the Canadiens — specifically head coach Michel Therrien and player personnel director Scott Mellanby — literally rang the Thorndale, Ont., doorbell of Prust’s parents, Kevin and Theresa.



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