The Dump and Chase – 06/23/2010

- Remember Starter jackets?  I begged my parents for a Michigan Wolverines pull-over one year, I’m really glad they didn’t get that for me.  This shot of Jagr, though, is incredible.  [Pensblog via Puck Huffers]

- Farewell to one of the greatest defensemen to ever lace up skates; Scott Niedermayer announced his retirement.  [The Fabulous Forum]

- Tomas Plekanec is a man of his word.  [Montreal Gazette]

- Tom Renney is in as head coach in Edmonton (surprise!), and Pat Quinn (the old man) is sent out to sea.  [Black Dog Hates Skunks]

- Pat Burns snubbed by the Hockey Hall of Fame.  [Pension Plan Puppets]

- Rollie the goalie Melanson takes over as goaltending mentor in Vancouver.  [Fanhouse]

- Farmington Hills star Cam Fowler eagerly awaits his draft selection.  [Hometown Life]

- As evidenced by Tuesday’s flurry of off-season action, it’s going to be a busy couple of months as GMs are beginning to reshape rosters.  [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

- The Carolina Hurricanes will open the season with two games in Finland before a five game road trip stateside.  [Burlington Times News]

- You’d be surprised what you can find by typing ‘Nikolai Khabibulin’ into Google; “When UFA Signings Don’t Work Out”.  [mc79hockey]

- Russians ripping on the KHL.  Welcome to the party друг, or something like that.  [Buzzing The Net]

- Jonathan Willis has been absolutely killing it with individual player previews for the NHL Draft.  Just in case you’re hungry for a little more The Hockey Writers have a pretty great preview going on over there, too.

- DGB with “Ciccarelli vs. Bure vs. Gilmour:  The case for the Hall of Fame”.

- John Tavares and Steven Stamkos offer some advice for this year’s No. 1 draft choice [Winnipeg Free Press]

- Paul Henderson’s jersey sells for $1.2 million, will be shared with Canadians [Vancouver Sun]

- “… the standards the Hall of Fame has set, and those are the standards we’ve simply come to accept. Our outrage is misplaced.”  Excellent piece from Puck Daddy, “Hockey Hall of Fame selection farce, and how we all caused it”.

- Snoop Dogg as Snoop Gretzky [NESW Sports]