Saturday's Dump & Chase: Aflredsson reportedly Blake'ing

After a brief period of estrangement Daniel Alfredsson retired an Ottawa Senator. Now he's following in the footsteps of guys like Rob Blake and Joe Sakic and joing the front office of the franchise that drafted him.

Around the Wide World of Hockey

Are the St. Louis Blues ‘buying into complete insanity’? | The Hockey News
"We've got to go back to reckless."

Wild Assistant Coach Charged with DWI | KSTP TV | Minneapolis and St. Paul
Yikes. A .30 is no joke.

Daniel Carcillo wants to help ex-NHL players plan for life after hockey | Second City Hockey
Knowing his NHL playing days are nearing their end, Carcillo wants to make sure others are ready when that time comes.

Alfie close to joining the Sens front office? | Silver Seven Sens
The inevitable olive branch of a job in Hockey Ops.

Rangers forward Zuccarello ready for camp |
Hopefully he can remain healthy.

Why analysis of goalies is so difficult | TSN
"Goaltenders are voodoo."

San Jose Sharks: Put Tomas Hertl In The Top Six |
This is a few days old but it's an interesting look at Hertl's impact on other players. Unfortunately DeBoer isn't one to trust younger players so it could be frustrating third line duty for Hertl if he doesn't deliver immediately.

Lightning Have Potential Superstar in Anthony DeAngelo | Today's Slapshot
The Macbeth curse of hockey: being labeled a potential superstar before your first NHL game.

Quebec City, Vegas advance to final phase of NHL expansion process | ProHockeyTalk
Both cities could be awarded a franchise by next month. I'm already excited for the first Nordiques and Canadiens game.

Analyzing the NWHL's Three-Goalie System | Today's Slapshot
Why the need for three goaltenders on a team that won’t even crack 30 games this season?

The Onion article(s) about cats

It Impossible To Tell What Sounds Will Freak Out Cat | The Onion
I know this all too well.