Thursday's Dump & Chase: The Gentlest Rear-End Kicker

Depending on your own view of people, you may want to believe John Tortorella has learned hard lessons and may be a different coach or he's been bottling up his apparent rage during unemployment and it ready to unleash it on his new team with powerful butt kicks. Either way, Tortorella is now th

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Chris Mason begins retired life after NHL in radio booth | The Tennessean
Put that beard on TV.

Ramblings, Vol. 35 | Admirals Roundtable
Early season observations.

Around the Wide World of Hockey

Blackhawks place Duncan Keith on long-term injured reserve | Second City Hockey
Head coach Joel Quenneville says he doesn't expect the Hawks to take advantage of the freed up salary cap space or call up another defenseman.

Paul Stastny Out At Least Five Weeks With Broken Foot | St. Louis Game Time
This is all too familiar for the team's best center.

Secondary Scoring Stalemate | Hockey Wilderness
The dreaded secondary scoring and the Wild's confusing start.

Giroux leads Flyers in comeback win against Bruins |
Something about a 2 goal lead at home.

Flyers, Bruins react to Zac Rinaldo’s hit on Sean Couturier Boston | ProHockeyTalk
Obviously Rinaldo is one of those players who doesn't "get it."

Columbus Has Fired Todd Richards, and Replaced Him With a Live Hand Grenade | The Cannon
I think the NHL is a better place when John Tortorella has a coaching job in the league. But the Jackets still need, at the very least, a top-four defenseman.

The best of John Tortorella's colorful comebacks | NBC Sports
In case you need a refresher on Torts' personality.

Flames place Karri Ramo on waivers | FlamesNation
Calling Buffalo Sabres.

Five Flames That Could Be Traded | FlamesNation
Could the Flames look to make a move because it doesn't look like they are going to be good anytime soon?

Early signs point to positive change in direction under Babcock for Leafs | Pension Plan Puppets
After years of unsustainable play, the Leafs are playing sound, possession-driven hockey. And that's a huge step in the right direction.

Anthony Duclair Making Rangers Regret Trade | Today's Slapshot
This trade was Penguins-esque.