Tuesday Chum Bucket: Rick Nash abandons Joe Thornton in Switzerland

  • Rick Nash departed from HC Davos, the Swiss League club he's been playing for during the lockout alongside Joe Thornton, in order to have a groin injury examined in New York. Luckily for Jumbo, Dallas Stars winger Loui Eriksson recently joined the team and should be a suitable replacement. [TSN]
  • Sharks goaltending prospect J.P. Anderson of the Sarnia Sting became the winningest goaltender in OHL history, recording his 115th victory over the weekend. [Buzzing the Net]
  • Former Shark Manny Malhotra on why the players' association won't accept the owners' five-year contract limit demands: "We’ve gone from 12 to 10 to eight years and it’s never enough for them. We’ve conceded far too much and to give them that much more is nonsense." [The Province]
  • Nick Costonika examines the negotiation details that slipped through the cracks in the wake of last week's abrupt ending to CBA talks. Among them are the fact that players ditched their proposal to partially de-link their share from overall revenue and introduced an NBA-style mid-level cap exemption clause, something owners scoffed at. [Puck Daddy]
  • LeBrun reports that the NHL and PA are tentatively scheduled to hold formal meetings on Wednesday at an undisclosed location. Probably that hill everyone is so eager to die on. [ESPN]
  • What can Proskauer-Rose's stupid and unnecessary NBA lockout teach us about Proskauer-Rose's stupid and unnecessary NHL lockout? [SB Nation]
  • A great look at what social media indicates about how likely fans are to follow through on threats to boycott the league following the lockout. (Spoiler alert: not very likely.) [Hockey in Society]
  • How Sidney Crosby and Mario Lemieux tried to save the NHL season. [TribLive]