Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Labor of Love

When I chose Tuesday for my D&C, I never realized that so many holidays are on Monday. I’m taking Friday off!

Smashville News:

Filip Forsberg apparently is/was vacationing on Tybee Island. Maybe he should just scoot along home now.

What's taking so long? A look at the Roman Josi contract situation | A to Z Sports
I'm not sure why everyone is in a rush, but our Captain did have other things to do this summer.

I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. So when I saw this picture of Lord Banner of Smashville, it made me very happy!

Central Division News:

Barbashev's deal means Cup champion Blues return almost everyone | stltoday.com
Ummm...let us tell you a story about "keeping the group together".

Patrick Kane to have jersey retired by the London Knights for 145-point season | NBC Sports Chicago
Okay, I'm never a Patrick Kane fan, but this is pretty impressive. I didn't realize he only played one awesome year in the OHL and then straight to the NHL.

Minnesota Wild Star Ryan Suter's Mansion Is Still For Sale | Southwest Minneapolis, MN Patch
Ryan Suter's house has been on the market for 515 days. Maybe people think that at 12,000 square feet there should be more than 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths. Or at $4.5M, maybe they don't want a cornfield in their back yard.

Other Hockey News:

Justin Williams announces he's 'taking a break' from the NHL | WRALSportsFan.com
Rats. What do we think? Is Justin Williams easing into retirement or setting up a deadline return à la Mike Fisher?

Must-watch storylines for season discussed by NHL.com | NHL.com
Some interesting stories to follow this season. I like it.

Young chasing dream of becoming NHL official | NHL.com
This is a great piece. It reminded me that we used to attend Cincinnati Cyclones games on the nights when a friend from work was a linesman.

Hall, O'Reilly, Subban highlight biggest NHL trades of past decade | Yahoo Sports
Yeah! Apparently we won the P.K. Subban for Shea Weber trade. What do you think—is the jury out until we see how Matt Duchene does?

Escrow a big reason why NHL players may opt out of Collective Bargaining Agreement | Daily Herald
I am uncomfortable agreeing with Jonathan Toews. Will escrow be the deal breaker, if not this year, then in finding an extension to the CBA?

Faith Conversations: Matt Cullen lives faith on - and now off - the ice | West Fargo Pioneer