The Dump and Chase – 06/03/2010

- It is written:  NHL scouts agree, Hall is your number one prospect.  Do the Oilers know this?  []

- Ranking the NHL’s top 50 unrestricted free agents as of today, there’s probably a few guys in there that will decide to hang ‘em up.  Anton Volchenkov’s brief playoff appearance has raised his stock.  [Fanhouse]

- Get your tickets to the young guns’ show in L.A.  2010 NHL Entry Draft tickets  go on sale this Saturday.  [L.A. Kings Insider]

- With the IHL and CHL joining forces like the WWE and WCW, a move to adopt CHL rules may be in order.  Quad City Mallards managing member Chris Lencheski favors the idea, hoping that it would lead to a speedier game with less on-ice obstruction.  [Quad City Times]

- Puck Daddy has some fun with Tomas Kaberle rumours.

- Keith Allain is the 2011 US national junior hockey coach.  [USA Today]

- Skepticism is not going to keep the return of the Jets to Winnipeg campaign down.  [Winnipeg Free Press]

- The biggest surprise not named the Coyotes in 2010 had to be the Colorado Avalanche, but don’t expect them to chase big name free agents.  The focus will be to build upon what’s there, and lock up RFAs Peter Mueller and Chris Stewart.  [Denver Post]

- Is it just me, or is Brian Burke much more valuable as an NHL litigator than a general manager?  On blindside hits: “The group feels that there should be a five and a game (misconduct) that attaches to that penalty when it’s called in the limited circumstances we discussed,” Leafs GM Brian Burke said. “We want in-game penalties. It’s one thing to suspend a player, but that has no impact on the game. It doesn’t penalize the team for that game.”  [Yahoo! Sports]

- Joe Corvo and Scott Walker are not in George McPhee’s plans for the 2011 Washington Capitals.  [Capitals Insider]

- The great Ontario hope John Tavares has a stress fracture in his right foot, which he apparently suffered at the World Championships.  He’s expected to be ready for training camp.  [The Score]

- Apropos of nothing, the Sports Unicorn gives you “Hockey Cats!”.

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