Tuesday Chum Bucket: Breaking down the Sharks' power play dominance

  • Detailed and interesting look at the success of the Sharks' power play, from their preferred methods of zone entry to their effectiveness of creating shot attempts to how long it takes them to regroup following a clear by the penalty kill. [mc79hockey]
  • More on Joe Thornton and Logan Couture heading to Switzerland, including an indication that Douglas Murray has been in talks to play in the Swedish Elite League's second-tier division while Antti Niemi and Thomas Greiss are considering returns to Europe. [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Sharks executive VP of business operations Malcolm Bordelon tries to justify the team's decision not to include interest in lockout-induced season ticket refunds. [Working the Corners]
  • On the bright side, Bordelon also says the team will not be issuing any staff layoffs. [Working the Corners]
  • Comparing zone entry data for the Philadelphia Flyers and Minnesota Wild. [NHL Numbers]
  • Are you an expert on the CBA negotiations? Take the quiz to find out. [Down Goes Brown]
  • Counting down the ten most absurd statements found in NHL teams' lockout press releases. It didn't make the cut but I thought the Sharks' claim that fans are the number one priority during this process was hilarious too. [Backhand Shelf]
  • Taiwan's Next Media Animation strikes again, taking on the lockout this time. The result is the greatest thing you'll see all day. [YouTube]