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Thursday Chum Bucket: Trade winds blowing?

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  • According to TSN's Darren Dreger, Dan Boyle's name has been bandied about as a trade chip with the Sharks seeking another top-nine forward. Unsurprisingly, an Eastern Conference team inquired about Joe Thornton although the chances of that happening are presumably nil. Kevin Kurz breaks down more plausible trade scenarios. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Tim Kennedy's road back to a solidified NHL roster spot has been a difficult one but the 2013 AHL All-Star appears to have finally found a home on San Jose's third line. [CSN Bay Area]
  • More on the resurgence of Kennedy, as well as a quote from Todd McLellan on how the Sharks can build off their first win in eight games as they head to Chicago. [Working the Corners]
  • Pierre LeBrun discusses the Sharks' trade options. [ESPN]
  • After nearly 16 years behind the bench, Lindy Ruff has been relieved of his duties by the Sabres. Bucky Gleason reminisces about the Ruff era in Buffalo. [Buffalo News]
  • Excellent stuff from John Fischer on the Devils' inability to successfully advance the puck. [In Lou We Trust]
  • How accurate is the NHL.com shot tracker? (Hint: not very). [Habs Eyes On The Prize]
  • Did Jim Matheson inadvertently out Steve Tambellini's tampering? [The Copper & Blue]
  • Really interesting discussion of when it makes sense at the NHL level for forwards to retain possession while gaining the zone rather than dumping it in. [NHL Numbers]
  • If you know a girl in the Bay Area aged 5-12 who would like to try hockey, she can do so for free this Saturday at Sharks Ice. [Jr. Sharks]