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Monday Chum Bucket: Thornton, Davos lose Spengler Cup 7-2 to Canada

Gregory Shamus
  • Jason Demers and Team Canada defeated Joe Thornton and host team HC Davos 7-2 in the Spengler Cup final, denying the Sharks' captain a second Spengler title. [CBC]
  • Sean Kuraly had an assist in Team USA's 9-3 trouncing of Slovakia at the World Juniors, earning them a place in the medal round. They'll face Tomas Hertl and Team Czech Republic in the quarterfinals Wednesday. [USA Hockey]
  • Former Shark Torrey Mitchell could sign with the San Francisco Bulls as early as today. [Twitter]
  • Joe Pavelski talked to David Pollak about returning from the KHL and the NHL's latest CBA proposal. [Working the Corners]
  • The league and players' association will meet today in New York after several "informational sessions" via conference call over the weekend. [TSN]
  • Not to be a rabid conspiracy theorist but the NHL's alleged offer of an extra $100 million to the PA if they agree on a CBA by January 5th that would ensure a 50-plus game season seems like another attempt to paint devil horns on Donald Fehr when this inevitably falls through. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • With the NHL still insistent on dropping its salary cap ceiling to $60 million in 2013-14, could Ryane Clowe be a goner in San Jose? [CSN Bay Area]
  • One rumor swirling is that the NHL will expand its playoff system to include four additional wild card teams. Tyler Dellow doesn't think this is a terrible idea. [mc79hockey]