Friday Chum Bucket: Watch a San Francisco Bulls game for free

  • Want to watch a Bulls preseason game against the Stockton Thunder for free? Fill out this form and you're in. [SF Bulls]
  • Ryan Lambert explains why the lockout hurts the Sharks more than any other team. [Puck Daddy]
  • There's an agreement in place for Douglas Murray to join Djurgardens IF in his native Sweden. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • 18 of the NHL's 30 teams reported losses last season, a "fact" the league keeps reminding us as it pursues a larger piece of a pie that has ballooned by 50% since the last time they flushed a season down the toilet. But apparently the answer is to add even more potentially financially insolvent teams to the mix. Chicago Wolves owner Don Levin believes the NHL will offer up expansion franchises within the next three years and hopes to own the one that lands in Seattle. [The Globe & Mail]
  • Analyzing power dynamics and longevity among the NHL's ownership group. [Backhand Shelf]
  • If you read nothing else today, take in this incredible account of the Tony Hand story. [The Copper & Blue]
  • Jonathan Willis on why the NHLPA continues to fight this battle. [Edmonton Journal]