Monday's Dump & Chase: Stupid Blackhawks Take Game 1

It's still early, so I guess there's no reason to panic, but I can't stress this enough: WE NEED THE BLACKHAWKS TO LOSE. Every playoff win creates 100 more jerseys with the tags still attached stumbling down Broadway. Another Cup would be akin to our own personal zombie apocalypse. We can't have it. CAN'T HAVE IT.

Nashville Predators News

He guides and teaches: Laviolette an influence on Team USA- IIHF

Nothing about scolding or punishing yet, which is refreshing.

U.S. Men's National Team Beats Finland, 3-1, at IIHF Worlds | USA Hockey

Seth Jones with two more assists, and Craig Smith got one too. Also, hugs for Pekka :(

Ellis Scores Overtime Winner For Canada vs. Sweden - Hockey Canada

We should move all the defenseman to forward next year. 

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Carey Price question lingers for Canadiens | Toronto Star

In my opinion, Montreal will need a healthy Carey Price to win this series.

Crosby led Penguins down drain | TribLIVE

Whenever you think you've been a little too hard on a player or coach or GM, go surfing for media coverage in some of the more "traditional" markets. Our criticisms are love letters compared to some of this stuff.

30 Thoughts: Cap increase won't ease Penguins' dilemma | CBC Sports

More Barry Trotz to Washington talk.

Paul Stastny's representatives will soon meet with Avalanche - The Denver Post

I think he'll end up staying, but hey, you never know.

Alex Ovechkin suffers right leg injury at world championships (Update)-Washington Post

It looks like he's sort of, mostly, kinda ok.

Wild may carry 3 goalies, Bryzgalov isn’t one of them | Puck Drunk Love

They gotta make room for all the guys from Minnesota who want to play there.

NHL lacks effective drug-testing program - Sportsnet.ca

Knowing what we know about pro athletes, it does seem odd that almost nobody has tested positive. 

Big games haven’t been kind to Bruce Boudreau | ProHockeyTalk

He's 1-5 in Game 7's.

Amnesty International Blasts Conditions Of NHL Penalty Boxes | The Onion

They are pretty disgusting, if you think about it.

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