Thursday Chum Bucket: Sharks cancel three preseason games

  • And so it begins. The league announced their first round of game cancellations yesterday, drawing a giant red X over the entirety of their September preseason schedule. A game in Vancouver and tilts at the Tank against Phoenix and Anaheim are the Sharks' casualties. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Corey Pronman ranks his top 100 NHL prospects. Sharks first-rounder Tomas Hertl comes in at 84th. [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Speaking of rankings, Jeff Angus with his top 50 NHL players by trade value. Just a great read. [Angus Certified]
  • Completing the hat trick of lists, Central Scouting released their preliminary watch list for the 2013 entry draft. There had better be a season because "suck as hard as Attack of the Clones for the chance to draft Seth Jones" deserves to be chanted or at least put on a sign. []
  • Here's a live tracker of all NHL player signings in Europe during the lockout, both rumored and confirmed. [Elite Prospects]
  • Ryan Kesler has been singled out for on-ice embellishment. News at eleven. [Pass It To Bulis]
  • Introducing the one man in the NHL who stands to benefit from a full-season lockout. [The Copper & Blue]
  • Finally, stick tap to reader Noctro for finding this CBC pre-draft interview with Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Roberto Luongo conducted during the 1997 Stanley Cup Final. Thornton says the word "good" about six times within a sentence, Marleau stares awkwardly into the camera and Luongo describes a season in which his team lost in the semifinals as "really good." Some things never change. [YouTube]