Friday Chum Bucket: Sharks sign Sheppard, Petrecki

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

  • San Jose signed James Sheppard, Frazer McLaren, John McCarthy, Bracken Kearns and Nick Petrecki to one-year, two-way contracts with NHL cap hits of $825,000, $632,500, $612,500, $550,000 and $650,000, respectively. Expect a formal announcement later today but it appears the Sharks will go with a 23-man roster featuring 14 forwards (including three of their four latest re-signings up front), 7 defensemen (including Matt Irwin and Petrecki), the 2 goalies and Brent Burns and Jason Demers on IR. [CapGeek]
  • Martin Havlat will likely kill penalties for the Sharks this season. [Working the Corners]
  • Speaking of Havlat, he's grateful to even have a week of training camp after missing all of it while recovering from offseason surgery a season ago. Also, don't expect the Sharks to sign Wade Redden. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Reebok indicates that the Sharks could be revamping their home and road sweaters in the fall. [Icethetics]
  • With Willie Mitchell injured for a potentially extended period of time, should the Kings kick the tires on Redden? [Jewels From The Crown]
  • The season starts tomorrow. Here's your handy guide to how to watch hockey on TV in 2013. [SB Nation]
  • Let's check in with the Sharks' first opponent. [Flames Nation]
  • We might have a new CBA but Paul Holmgren and company in Philadelphia still have no idea how the fuck it works. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • The Sabres have a decision to make with young (well, allegedly young...we still haven't seen that long-form birth certificate) stud Mikhail Grigorenko. [Die By The Blade]
  • Here are the most important storylines to follow in the coming season. [Grantland]
  • Finally, the latest from Down Goes Brown and Bloge Salming is pretty great: