The Dump and Chase -12/03/2010

A Look Back at NHL Muppet Pins

Hockey and Muppets, need I say more?  Gunaxin has a sweet gallery of these things, which I’m told were often given away at games a way back when.

Dead Deal

Peter Chiarelli on Marco Sturm trade, courtesy of L.A. Kings Insider:

“I am aware of the various media reports today regarding Marco Sturm. I can confirm that I spoke to Marco about waiving his no trade clause and have had discussions regarding Marco with other teams. I can also confirm that there is no trade in place with Marco. At this time, Marco is a member of the Boston Bruins and will continue to train with our team.”

Police Recover Some Burns Items

Two suitcases of clothing and personal items belonging to the late Pat Burns were turned into police by a Montreal citizen on Thursday.

Lou Could Have That Arranged For You, John MacLean

What did New Jersey Devils’ head coach John MacLean have to say about his club’s lousy effort versus Montreal on Thursday?

“I could have benched nine guys, but you can’t, so you have to try to see if somebody can get going.”

via Fire & Ice

Downie May Have Broken Ankle

Bad news if you’re Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning – great news if you hate Steve Downie.  Lightning Strikes tells us that Downie will be further evaluated on Friday

Taylor Hall’s Backhand Beauty

Crosby’s Hat-Trick