Wednesday Chum Bucket: Sheppard finally on fourth line in camp

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

  • After using Frazer McLaren and Bracken Kearns in that role the first two days of training camp, Todd McLellan finally came to his senses and had James Sheppard skating on the left side of Andrew Desjardins on the Sharks' fourth line Tuesday. [Mercury News]
  • George Gund III, the Sharks' original owner who brought hockey to San Jose, passed away yesterday in Palm Springs at 75. [Mercury News]
  • Remembering George Gund, including the bizarre fact that he constructed an apartment inside HP Pavilion. [Mercury News]
  • The Sharks will wear a helmet decal and jersey patch with Gund's initials on them this season. [Twitter]
  • Todd McLellan on the key to a rebound season in San Jose: "If you can stay healthy you're a much deeper team. As soon as you start to lose people to injuries it taps into the depth of the organization or any other organization in the league." [CSN Bay Area]
  • Video: T.J. Galiardi looks to improve after a poor start to his Sharks career last season. [San Jose Sharks]
  • "Our third line doesn't need any injuries in order to be fucking horrible." Meg previews the Sharks' roster. [Battle of California]
  • In related news, Meg also compiled profanity power rankings of the SB Nation blogs based on how many articles with the word "fuck" in them appear on each site. FTF only ranks 8th which means we have some fucking work to do around here. [Battle of California]
  • Scott Burnside with five things you need to know about the Sharks heading into the 2013 season. [ESPN]
  • I had the chance to preview the Pacific Division on a podcast along with The Royal Half, Jen from Anaheim Calling and Carl from Five For Howling but I squandered it by making jokes about Jaromir Jagr's gambling debts instead. [All The Kings Men]
  • Guess who played in the KHL All-Star Game this weekend? No, I'm not talking about Ilya Kovalchuk or Pavel Datsyuk; no one gives a shit about those guys. 36-year-old Alex Korolyuk was on KHL Team West! [The Hockey Writers]
  • So why haven't the Habs signed P.K. Subban yet, anyway? [Puck Daddy]
  • The league denied Phoenix's appeal to shorten Raffi Torres' suspension sentence. First time I've agreed with the NHL in at least seven months. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • With Mark Fistric traded to Edmonton, the Stars' depth on defense will be seriously tested this season. [Defending Big D]