Monday Sharks Links: Draft lottery video available to form conspiracy theories about

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

  • Apparently to prove there was no impropriety involved with the drawing, as if the fact that the Edmonton freaking Oilers won didn't already decisively do so, the league has released captivating video of Gary Bettman instructing accountants to put lottery balls in a machine. Fascinating stuff. []
  • Former Shark Andrew Desjardins scored his third career playoff goal and was a force on the cycle in his first ever postseason appearance with Chicago, leading the Blackhawks to a 4-2 win and 2-1 series lead over Nashville. [NBC Chicago]
  • After firing head coach Craig Berube on Friday, the Philadelphia Flyers are reportedly interested in tapping Todd McLellan as a replacement. The one snag, of course, is that McLellan still hasn't been let go by the Sharks. [Working the Corners]
  • Worcester's first-round best-of-five series with the Hershey Bears begins on Friday at DCU Center. We'll continue to have Jon Allred's excellent coverage of the team throughout the Calder Cup playoffs. []
  • Long-time Worcester Sharks fans look back on their fond memories of the franchise's stay in Massachusetts following the AHL team's final regular season game before the move to San Jose to become the Barracuda. [Worcester Telegram & Gazette]
  • Oilers fans are pretty stoked on this whole McDavid thing. Here's a solid take on whether or not the years of suffering in Edmonton were ultimately worth it. [Oilers Nation]
  • On teams that draw more penalties than others, and whether that's a skill that translates from the regular season into the playoffs. [Hockey-Graphs]
  • In one of the more unique expressions of playoff rivalry we've seen so far this postseason, Flames fans placed a straw-filled Canucks jersey in a gorilla habitat at the Calgary Zoo, hoping one of the gorillas would destroy or at least fling poop at it. Their plan completely backfired. [Pass It To Bulis]/