Tuesday Chum Bucket: CBA talks resume tomorrow

  • "Major economic issues aren't on the agenda" at CBA meetings between the league and players' association tomorrow and Thursday, according to Bill Daly, which probably means the sides will discuss such pressing matters as whether players are required to provide their own Gatorade and which bars in Phoenix it's acceptable to break curfew and get drunk at. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Speaking of Phoenix and interminable sagas, former Sharks owner Greg Jamison has been granted yet another 30-day extension by the city of Glendale in his neverending quest to purchase the Coyotes. [Puck Daddy]
  • In case you missed it over the weekend, Antti Niemi signed with his former SM-liiga squad, Pelicans Lahti, in his native Finland. On an unrelated note, that Brad Stuart contract carries a no-trade clause. [CSN Bay Area]
  • And here's more on Stuart's return to the Bay Area. [CSN Bay Area]
  • The 2012-13 NHL season has already been postponed and seems poised to be significantly cut. What would the 2011-12 campaign have looked like if it had only lasted 40 games? Well, the Sharks would have been the first seed in the West and faced the Predators in the first round so I'll take that alternate reality please. [Backhand Shelf]
  • A fascinating look at everything that goes into making a successful Sharks broadcast. [San Jose Sharks]
  • Should fantasy hockey leagues radically rethink the way they tabulate goaltender contributions? Josh Lile makes a compelling case in the affirmative. [NHL Numbers]