Saturday’s Dump and Chase: Happy Filbruary

The Month of the Prince is here.

Around the League

Backes, waived by Bruins, won't play in American Hockey League
Will David Backes retire?

On Campus: Dugan among favorites for MVP
Take a peek at the top performers in the NCAA.

Hurricanes could add defenseman before Trade Deadline, GM says
The Canes need another defenseman if they want to make a big playoff run.

Puck Personality: Steal a Skill |
What skill would NHL stars want to acquire?

Flames come to Giordano's defence after polarizing hit on McDavid -
Here's the latest in the Battle of Alberta.

Coyotes acknowledge reports of recruiting misconduct -
I wonder how this story will end. Will there be penalties for the Coyotes if they're found to be guilty?

Oilers starting to reap benefits of being patient with prospects -
Patience pays. This is why we closely watch our boys in Milwaukee and in juniors/college.

Canucks' Jacob Markstrom turns 30 playing some of his best hockey -
The Canucks are benefitting from excellent goaltending.

Truth By Numbers: Why Ilya Kovalchuk should stay on Montreal's top line -
Ilya Kovalchuk: huge for the Canadiens right now, but also...possible trade bait.

Buffalo Sabres fans are ready to snap – and you can’t blame them -
Regular fans face ups and downs during the course of the season. Sabres fans mostly experience painful loss, tons of frustration, and general apathy.

Giant killer Allie Thunstrom is at the center of the Minnesota Whitecaps’ resurgence - TheHockeyNews
Read about Allie Thunstrom here. She's bringing a ton of success to the Minnesota Whitecaps.

Future Watch: Breaking down the race for the AHL's top goaltender award - TheHockeyNews
The Admirals boast two of the AHL's best goalies: Troy Grosenick and Connor Ingram. Just take a bit of time to watch them play. You'll soon know why OTF staff are so obsessed with the Admirals.

With veteran teammates in trade-deadline purgatory, young Senators try to stay positive - TheHockeyNews
It can't be easy to be on a team so far down the standings and wonder which teammates will be gone in a few short weeks.

Is Predators center Ryan Johansen a realistic trade target at the deadline? - TheHockeyNews
What do y'all think? Is Joey going to remain in Nashville's lineup or could he be flipped for prospects and picks?

Why the Chicago Blackhawks could be the trade deadline's most interesting team - TheHockeyNews
Brandon Saad and Erik Gustafsson will definitely be with new teams soon. The Blackhawks have an interesting few weeks ahead.

Have a great Saturday, folks!