Sunday's Dump & Chase: Wild West

Hockey has always had a loose relationship with "rules", best illustrated by how fighting is an integral part of the game yet also a penalty. This past week has been a disaster, though.

Dallas Stars: Patrick Sharp to have season-ending hip surgery Tuesday, earns Dallas' Masterton nomination | SportsDay
I've never been the biggest Patrick Sharp fan, but he deserves the Masterton nod from the Dallas media.

Senators' Marc Methot needed 10 stitches to repair severed finger -
"One of the big player reactions this week was if he had hit his stick and the stick had broken he would have gotten a penalty, so they don't understand why that isn't a penalty."

Canucks score four goals in second period to beat Wild -- TSN
Heh, the Wild.

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton talks about handling the haters and the sting of losing in the Stanley Cup finals | ESPN
His secret is he nut-shots them.

Edmonton family blames alleged slashing incident for breaking 2 bones in young hockey player’s arm |
This is insane.

NHL Awards: Top 5 Vezina Award Goaltenders In NHL | Puck Prose
My vote goes to Cam Talbot, who is not on this list.

Brock Boeser Plays NCAA Game Friday Night, Signs NHL Contract Saturday Morning, Scores Goal Saturday Afternoon | Deadspin
It's been a whirlwind few hours for Boeser.

Maple Leafs goalie Andersen suffers upper-body injury vs. Sabres | ProHockeyTalk
He was removed for concussion protocol.

Boston Bruins top line: David Pastrnak or David Backes on the wing? |
Who will play with "Bratrice"?