Tuesday Chum Bucket: Couture thriving on first-place Swiss team

  • With three goals and ten points in ten games, Logan Couture (along with former NHL forward Dan Fritsche) is a big part of Geneva's massive lead on everyone else in Switzerland's Tier A league. [The Hockey News]
  • It's now or never for CBA negotiations, at least if salvaging an 82-game season is still a goal held by both parties. Without an agreement in place by Thursday, there officially will not be a full schedule. [LeBrun]
  • Sergei Kostitsyn, however, is cool with the whole season being trashed. [On the Forecheck]
  • Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts column is back and informative as always. [CBC]
  • How the Stanley Cup's trustees are failing us all. [Silver Seven]
  • What kind of impact does changing teams have on a player's point total? [NHL Numbers]
  • On the blandness of professional hockey players. [Backhand Shelf]