The Dump and Chase – 11/26/2010

Rypien On Leave of Absence

The White Towel reports that Vancouver Canucks’ enforcer Rick Rypien “has been granted an indefinite leave of absence for personal matters”.  This marks the second time in three seasons that Rypien has left the team for “personal matters”.

Giving Thanks

Puck Daddy ran a set of posts yesterday for American Thanksgiving with various hockey bloggers listing things in hockey they’re thankful for.  Some sentimental stuff, some funny, all in all a good read.  Check out Part I and Part II.

His Name Is Yandle

Phoenix’s Keith Yandle may not be a household name, but opposing NHL teams certainly know who he is.  A good read on the 24-year old defenceman’s rising stock from the Arizona Republic.  Stick tap KuklasKorner.

Taylor Hall’s Game Winner

Taylor Hall buried the Avalanche with just :28 seconds to go in Thursday night’s lone NHL game.  Big goal for the first overall pick, but the real beauty here is the work in the corner and laser beam pass by Jordan Eberle.

Face Paint with Anders Lindback

Predators rookie Anders “The Giant” Lindback talks about his first NHL goalie mask, and his striking resemblance to country music legend Alan Jackson.