Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: I Heard A Rumour...
The offseason hasn’t officially started, but the player movement chatter is picking up
Lightning Overwhelm Islanders in Game 5, take lead in semifinal | NHL.com
Officiating remains a joke in the Canadiens vs. Golden Knights series | Eyes On The Prize
This is from a Canadiens’ SBNation site, so let’s preface this by saying there have been some ATROCIOUS blown calls both ways. But the fact that officiating has been a consistent storyline throughout this postseason isn’t a good look on the league. And if we’re being honest, officiating was a sketchy topic even towards the end of the regular season, dating back to the Tom Wilson situation.
These aren’t ticky-tack no-calls either; the type that you would say “yeah, that was 50/50... maybe that’s called in the regular season.” These are blatant penalties being missed that could potentially swing a game. The league needs to find a way to fix this... and fast.
Blackhawks Rumor Roundup: Eichel and Strome and Zadorov, oh my! | Second City Hockey
Not a huge fan of the thought of Eichel playing between Kane and Kubalik...
NHL Trade Rumors: Is Matt Dumba the move for the Flyers? - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers are in desperate need of a top-line defender, but that’s going to be a steep price for them to pay.
J.T. Brown retiring from professional hockey, joining Seattle Kraken as television analyst | ESPN
Thanks to his wife's social media game, we've been able to get a peek at Brown's fun personality. It'll be exciting to see him in the booth, and not trying to murder Ryan Ellis.
How the Ottawa Senators Turned an Assistant GM Into Mike Amadio Fifteen Years Later | Silver Seven
This is one of the more fascinating trade tree pieces you'll see.
Color of Hockey: Stewart raising Jamaica's game as national team co-coach | NHL.com
Chris Stewart, who has Jamaican roots, is one of the former NHLers hoping to jumpstart interest in hockey in the country. His goal is to help one day lead Jamaica to a spot in the Winter Olympics.
Gretzky, Nash announced as co-owners of Las Vegas NLL franchise | TSN.ca
Wayne Gretzky co-owning a professional sports franchise based in the desert? What could possibly go wrong?
Today’s Song to Get You HYPED
Come for Taylor Momsen’s A+ vocals; stay for the Soundgarden reunion on the solos.