Sunday's Dump & Chase: Jealousy

As much as we grumble about how outdoor games are an overdone cash grab, I would do an awful lot to have one in this city. Sure, we'd have to host Chicago or something, but I'd even sell them a few tickets.

Around Hockey

Wayne Gretzky opens up on his new role in Oilers front office -
"Well you see, the team is getting good now and they're paying me tons of money."

Blue Jackets sharp in rout of Islanders - TSN
No bye-week issues for the Jackets as they put up a touchdown on the Islanders.

Video: The Ducks and Kings brawl — again | ProHockeyTalk
Ryan Kesler knocked out Jeff Carter with a single punch.

Why all eyes will be on Sidney Crosby on Saturday | ESPN
Tl;dr: He's Sidney Crosby. (He also opened the scoring last night.)

Ratings Roundup: NBA on TNT, NHL on NBCSN, El Súper Clásico — Sports Media Watch
In case you needed to panic over ratings fluctuations for some reason.

With Islanders, Doug Weight showing he's got a knack for coaching | USA Today
This article was published about twenty minutes before puck drop for Saturday's game.

What it's like to be a GM on NHL trade deadline day - Yahoo Sports Canada
Several GMs discuss deadline day in a roundtable.

Habs claim 14th straight victory over Leafs with Shaw's OT winner - CBC
These streaks are always so interesting. Sure the Leafs have been bad and Carey Price is great, but any team has a chance to win every night in the NHL.

Antoine Vermette releases statement on suspension |
Nothing unexpected, and I believe him, but Bettman upheld his full suspension.

Live penguins marched onto the ice before the NHL Stadium Series game -
Penguins the animals are always fun. Penguins the hockey players vary.

Fans, players love the NHL outdoors |
"Does any fan base travel to games around North America more than the Flyers'?" Well......

Caggiula getting first-class NHL education | Edmonton Sun
Caggiula has done quite well for himself in his role as a bottom six center.

Gaudreau's been good on the road this season | Calgary Sun
His splits last year were suspect, but he's been much more effective on the road this year.