The Dump and Chase – 06/11/2010

- The Chicago Blackhawks post-game assault on Chris Pronger continued in the dressing room.  Is it juvenile?  Yes.  Could it be considered homophobic?  Yes.  Is it stupid?  Yup.  Is it funny?  A little.  [Puck Daddy]

- Sportsnet’s Mike Brophy calls out Adam Burish’s timing on his criticism of Chris Pronger, fair enough, even if Brophy probably spent all night coming up with his headline.  ["Boorish Burish"]

- The Atlanta Thrashers are considering a move to ‘expand the conversation’ by providing press credentials for bloggers.  Obviously, some blogs are more suited to a press pass than others, the Ice Man breaks down pretty much everything around the issue. [via On The Forecheck]

- Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been given clearance to begin workouts on his way back from a concussion that cost him all but one game in 2009-10.  [Star Tribune]

- Fantasy Hockey Scouts handout their post-season hardware, and the John Druce award goes to… “damn that Ville Leino again“.

- Predictably hilarious offering from Down Goes Brown:  “Leaked” Brian Burke’s letter to the other 29 GMs about Tomas Kaberle”.

- Making a Norris Trophy case for Drew Doughty.  A sound argument, but I’m still with Duncan Keith.   [Frozen Royalty]

- Draft preview of potential top three pick Cam Fowler.  [Blueshirt Banter]

- A look at the real Corsi numbers for Niemi and Leighton tell an obvious story: Michael Leighton wasn’t good enough when he had to be.  [Cult of Hockey]

- Tomas Plekanec’s Easter Conference Finals disappearing act hasn’t hurt his UFA stock, according to The Hockey News in their look at the top 10 free agents.  Somebody will be willing to throw some money at him, I think.

- Former NHL coach of the year Bobby Kromm passed away at the age of 82.  [CBC]

- Don Maloney’s favourite writer Eric Duhatschek on the contract and salary cap issues facing the Chicago Blackhawks.  [Globe and Mail]

- Brian Campbell jokes about passing up on the opportunity to score the Stanley Cup winning goal:

(s/t Fanhouse on the video)