Tuesday Chum Bucket: Why weren't Sharks owners invited to the CBA party?

  • David Pollak discusses his informed take on why the Sharks won't be represented at the negotiating table today in New York. [Working the Corners]
  • Could the lockout actually be over? That's what reporter Steve Burton at a Boston CBS affiliate is claiming although the report was pooh-poohed by Bill Daly. Burton is far from a household name but it might be worth noting that he was the first to break Phil Kessel's testicular cancer diagnosis back in 2006. [Puck Daddy]
  • To no one's surprise, San Jose first rounder Tomas Hertl was named to the Czech Republic World Junior Championships Selection Camp roster. [The Hockey House]
  • Martin Havlat becomes the fourth Shark to return to the Bay Area from overseas within a week. Meanwhile, Owen Nolan thinks a shortened season could be beneficial to more physical players. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Worcester's Tim Kennedy, currently 4th in AHL scoring, was named AHL player of the week. [Worcester Telegram]
  • Dan Boyle gets some love in the first installment of the top 50 own-goals of all time but probably not for the tally you're thinking of. At least not yet. [Puck Daddy]
  • Could Sidney Crosby be replacing Logan Couture for Geneve-Servette of the Swiss National League? [Twitter]
  • Speaking of Crosby, he and Jonathan Toews will be part of the players' negotiating committee for today's meetings. Which can only mean the PA's new strategy is to bore the owners to death. [Backhand Shelf]