Mark Recchi urges players to take deal; Ovechkin under Oates; creepy abandoned rink (Puck Headlines)

This is incredible: an old school hockey rink, open air in an aircraft hanger, just north of Cincinnati in the city of Hamilton. Queen City Discovery has the images, and they make us wish for a Field of Dreams magical renovation of the joint, complete with ghost players. [QCD, 'Duk]

Remember the CHLPA, whose dysfunction made it the hockey union equivalent of an episode of 'Springer'? They've "officially" entered a request to play for the Stanley Cup this year if the NHL remains locked out. [Buzzing The Net]