Wednesday Chum Bucket: Wingels looks to improve on last season

  • Tommy Wingels was pretty damn awesome last year and hopes to be even better next season. Unfortunately for him, the first training camp in which he would be guaranteed a roster spot has been canceled. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Joe Thornton and Rick Nash's HC Davos sweaters look terrific and the NHL should definitely consider covering every inch of their sweaters with advertisements. [Backhand Shelf]
  • Speaking of those two, they were kept off the scoresheet in Davos' 3-2 win over the SCL Tigers yesterday although they did combine for ten shots on goal. [National League A]
  • Apart from Nash and Jumbo, Logan Couture, Jason Spezza, Tyler Seguin, Tyler Ennis and other players are all spending the lockout in the Swiss League. Why is it so popular among NHLers? [SB Nation]
  • Who are the bigger idiots? The NHL for locking out its players or the NFL for lockout it its referees? [Working the Corners]
  • The five best free agent signings of the summer. [Hockey Prospectus]
  • When Bob McKenzie is confident that the likelihood of there being hockey this season is minimal, you know we're screwed. [Pro Hockey Talk]