Wednesday Chum Bucket: Sharks weigh in on league's CBA proposal

  • David Pollak talks to the four Sharks left on the North American continent about yesterday's CBA proposal from the NHL. The consensus seems to be cautious optimism. [Working the Corners]
  • Reactions to the NHL's proposal from around the blogosphere. [Backhand Shelf] [The Globe & Mail] [CSN Bay Area] [LeBrun]
  • The next round of CBA meetings, which will likely include a counter-proposal from the NHLPA, will be held on Thursday. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • How did the 2004-05 lockout affect attendance? [NHL Numbers]
  • Read an excerpt from H.R.R. Tolkien's "The Fellowship of the Revenue." One does not simply skate into Mordor. [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • An inside look at how Corey Pronman analyzes NHL draft picks. [Hockey Prospectus]
  • Finally, via an HC Dinamo-Minsk fan Twitter feed, here's a first look at Joe Pavelski in his new Belarussian duds. He was reportedly given #88 because he punched a cab driver on the way in from the airport: