Tuesday Chum Bucket: Is Burns back?

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

  • Could Brent Burns return to the lineup tonight in St. Louis? It's possible. [CSN Bay Area]
  • What went right and wrong for the Sharks in the season's first half? [CSN Bay Area]
  • More on San Jose reaching the midpoint of its season, including takes from Brad Stuart, Logan Couture and Scott Gomez. [Working the Corners]
  • Dissecting the Sharks' offensive collapse. [Mercury News]
  • Relevant to Antti Niemi's interests: How short-term goaltending results can skew perception of a team's defensive ability. [Backhand Shelf]
  • Elliotte Friedman discusses everything from the Getzlaf extension to Carl Soderberg to Sidney Crosby's Corsi number in this week's 30 Thoughts. [CBC]
  • The Sharks dropped to 15th in Pierre LeBrun's power rankings. [ESPN]