Thursday's Dump & Chase: Catch 3-on-3

The NHL is rolling the dice and trying a 3-on-3 tournament for the All-Star Game format. But it comes at the expense of the (drunk) fantasy draft. The 3-on-3 tournament could be cool, could be boring as the lifeless games they usually play. It's already received mixed reactions from the players.

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Around the Wide World of Hockey

NHL unveils 3-on-3 All-Star tournament |
Interesting idea. I doubt it changes much but at least it's something.

NHL All-Star Game: Mourning the death of the drunken fantasy draft | Sporting News
No more "Match Game" drunk fun for players or fans. Maybe it would have worn out it's welcome.

Winnipeg Jets' second line has a killer whale of a game vs the Vancouver Canucks | Arctic Ice Hockey
The Winnipeg Jets returned home from a horrible divisional road trip to the friendly confines of the MTS Centre.

Marian Hossa lifts Chicago to 4-3 OT win | Second City Hockey
Chicago starts off its Circus Trip with a win.

Great Goaltending: Caps beat Red Wings 2-1 (OT) | Russian Machine Never Breaks
I love watching Holtby.

Olli Maatta’s out of the hospital, may only miss 3-4 weeks | ProHockeyTalk
3-4 weeks isn't bad but it setill seems the kid can't catch a break.

Heat is on Roy to fix flailing Avalanche | The Globe and Mail
After getting thumped 5-1 by the Maple Leafs, it’s beginning to look as though that Roy’s pain may be of the season-long variety.

Finnish goalie gets ejected after slashing opponent in face (Video) | Puck Daddy
You get a good look at the slash at 1:00 into the video.