Monday Chum Bucket: Niemi key to win in opener

Mike Ridewood

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

  • Recaps of the Sharks' 4-1 win over Calgary in the season opener. [Fear The Fin] [Mercury News] [CSN Bay Area] [AP] [Flames Nation] [Matchsticks & Gasoline]
  • "He's been great throughout training camp, and he was great again tonight." - Logan Couture on Antti Niemi. [CSN Bay Area]
  • San Jose won 61% of faceoffs against the Flames. [Working the Corners]
  • By the way, the Sharks still haven't made a decision on Scott Gomez. [Mercury News]
  • Here's Elliotte Friedman's take on #GomezWatch in his always-excellent 30 Thoughts column: "Interesting dance between the San Jose Sharks and Gomez, but it makes a lot of sense. Because he was cut by Montreal and unable to skate at a high tempo as the NHL and NHLPA negotiated an opening, he gets a few extra days to tune up. Meanwhile, the Sharks, who are close to the cap, save pennies by holding off for a few days (rumbling is one year at a prorated $700,000). Smart by both sides." [CBC]
  • Awesome to see Jonathan Cheechoo land an AHL contract. With Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle now in Edmonton, the Oklahoma City Barons signed the former Rocket Richard winner to a deal. [Cult of Hockey]
  • Do the Sharks have the pieces in place to make a Cup run this season? [SF Chronicle]
  • The league has finally implemented a rule change that makes sense: Being Steve Ott is now apparently a minor penalty. [Imgur]
  • Toronto signing Joffrey Lupul to a five-year, $26.25 million contract extension was a dumb move. [Leafs Nation]
  • Jeremy Jacobs: still a douchebag. [Puck Daddy]
  • Really awesome stuff on how a shortened season should affect player evaluation. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Flyers and Rangers started the season 0-2, Edmonton defeated Roberto Luongo and the Canucks in a shootout, Josh Harding pitched a shutout in his first game after being diagnosed with MS and more in yesterday's NHL action. [SB Nation]
  • Speaking of, here's Mike Smith throwing a tantrum after allowing six goals against Chicago:


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Fear The Fin

You must be a member of Fear The Fin to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fear The Fin. You should read them.

Join Fear The Fin

You must be a member of Fear The Fin to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fear The Fin. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker