Monday Chum Bucket: McLellan's three keys for training camp

Harry How

Your daily assortment of links to news and analysis from around the hockey world.

  • Head coach Todd McLellan's three main goals for the Sharks' week-long training camp are bringing everyone up to game speed, providing a refresher course on the team's systems and introducing new variations of them. [CSN Bay Area]
  • McLellan also described San Jose's 2013 schedule as "quirky, but it's not the disaster it could have been." [Working the Corners]
  • That might have something to do with the fact that this year's schedule involves less travel relative to the remainder of the league than usual for the Sharks. [On the Forecheck]
  • Larry Robinson and the Sharks' new-look coaching staff used Michal Handzus, Andrew Desjardins, T.J. Galiardi and Tommy Wingels to demonstrate positioning on the revamped penalty kill but don't read too much into that, says Wingels. [Working the Corners]
  • Here's a video recap of the first day of training camp. [San Jose Sharks]
  • In case you missed it, Dean Lombardi somehow got three assets, including two draft picks, for Kevin Westgarth. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • In equally hilarious news from Day 1 of post-MOU transactions, Vancouver signed Cam Barker. You know, the guy so terrible he was cut from an AHL tryout during the lockout. [Canucks Army]
  • NHL Center Ice won't be free, but it will be a fair bit discounted even when pro-rated from an 82 game schedule to one with only 48 per team. [SB Nation]
  • Scott Gomez has played his last game in a Montreal Canadiens sweater after the club told him to wait at home for the entire season to ensure he isn't injured when GM Marc Bergevin buys him out this summer. Are ridiculously overpaid players the new market inefficiency in the NHL? [Backhand Shelf]
  • Corey Pronman has Tomas Hertl ranked above Charlie Coyle in his mid-season top 50 prospects ranking. [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Here's the proposed CBA's summary of terms in its entirety. [Pro Hockey Talk]
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