Thursday Chum Bucket: How the lockout might impact Sharks fans

SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 8: Ryane Clowe #29 of the San Jose Sharks the star of the game hands an autograph stick to a fan after the Sharks beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 in overtime of an NHL hockey game at the HP Pavilion on March 8, 2011 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
  • Mark Purdy looks at the real casualties in the labor war between the league and Players' Association: hockey fans, and specifically Sharks fans and season ticket holders. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Meg continues his series on Sharks players' social media presences with analysis of Brent Burns' Twitter feed. [Battle of California]
  • Worcester Sharks assistant coach David Cunniff was promoted to associate coach. I guess that qualifies as news. [San Jose Sharks]
  • In other minor-league affiliate happenings, the San Francisco Bulls signed centers Dean Ouellet and Jordan Clendenning. [SF Bulls]
  • The Sharks Foundation's Golf Classic two days ago raised over $90,000 and featured several Sharks players, coaches, broadcasters and team personnel alongside 200 golfers. Insert uninventive joke about the Sharks having plenty of practice at their golf game. [San Jose Sharks]
  • Michael Grange has killed it reporting on the CBA negotiations. Here's his summary of what went on yesterday in New York and the gap that still needs to be bridged between the two sides. [Sportsnet]
  • The current CBA will expire this Saturday. Which teams won and lost financially over the course of that deal being in place? [NHL Numbers]
  • Detroit signed UFA defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year, $5 million contract, thereby replacing Nicklas Lidstrom's contributions entirely. Seriously, though, it's a good deal if he can stay healthy. [Winging It In Motown]
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