Sunday's Dump & Chase: Do Svidaniya

Pavel Datsyuk announced his retirement from the NHL on Saturday, as expected. The future of his cap hit is still very much in the air, though. That's a crippling amount of dead cap space, but the Red Wings would have to move decent assets in exchange for getting it off their books for just one s

Around Hockey

Could Laine be a better NHLer than Matthews? Three scouts weigh in -
If Matthews doesn't go first overall I will be very, very surprised, but there's always room for some controversy.

Can NHL elbow into entertainment lineup in Vegas? - TSN
As a resident of a tourist destination, I chafe at the attitude that Vegas is a ghost town staffed by machines who lack the adrenal glands to properly enjoy hockey.

The Great One is heading Down Under to promote hockey – ProHockeyTalk
As far as I can tell, he did not cite kangaroos as a major factor, but he didn't not cite them either.

We’re taking the NHL cliches column one year at a time | Regina Leader-Post
These are phrases to avoid when constructing press conference drinking games.

Tucson welcomes the Roadrunners | The American Hockey League
Their logo coordinates nicely with their parent club.

Ducks Sign Vatanen to Four-Year Contract Extension - Anaheim Ducks
All eyes turn toward Lindholm now. I'm rooting for an offer sheet.

Pavel Datsyuk leaving Detroit Red Wings: 'I have to go back home' | Detroit Free Press
Expect a lot of highlight reels featuring our favorite goalies in the near future.

Blues' Backes not expected to sign by July 1: report |
It sounds like there will be quite a lot of turnover on the Blues roster this summer.

How a kid from Arizona became hockey’s hottest prospect - The Globe and Mail
His story is fascinating but hopefully increasingly common.

Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving believes Glen Gulutzan 'a great fit' | Calgary Sun
I'm still not sure how to say his name.