The Dump and Chase – 01/05/2011

Roloson Dazzling in Debut, Yzerman to Risk Waivers with Bergeron

Dwayne Roloson turned away all 34 shots he faced from the Washington Capitals en route to a 1-0 overtime win for the Lightning. In other Tampa Bay transaction news, Steve Yzerman is willing to risk placing Marc-Andre Bergeron on waivers so that the newly acquired defenceman can test his knee with Norfolk of the AHL. You may recall the theft of Marek Svatos by David Poile and the Nashville Predators after St. Louis signed him to a deal and were awaiting his passage through waivers. Risky business…

2010 Western Conference Free Agent Review

Fanhouse hands out grades for the free agents signed by Western Conference teams this past offseason. Like a prick first year English professor, nobody gets an ‘A’. For serious, we had forgotten that Alexei Ponikarovsky was playing hockey this season.

Accolades for HOTH Contributors

Both Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis received consideration for Hockey Prospectus’ 2010 “Golden Elbow Awards”. Kent’s excellent piece on “The Decline of Jarome Iginla” took home the award for Best Skater Analysis. Jonathan’s work titled “What If Jay Feaster Had Pulled The Trigger on a Tomas Vokoun Deal” (no, Darryl Sutter would still have a job is not the answer) was the runner-up for Best Goalie Analysis. In the prediction category, Jonathan also garnered some attention for his “Projecting Ryan Miller” piece – and Kent’s epic “Limits of Observation” article was the runner-up for Best Analysis Analysis. Awesome job guys!

Little-Known Black History Fact: The Colored Hockey League

This is an interesting bit we stumbled across on

The Colored Hockey League of Maritimes in Nova Scotia was formed in 1894 across the provinces of Canada 22 years before the National Hockey League. The first all-black ice hockey league held over a dozen teams and employed over 400 African-Canadian players. The men were typically natives from the Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island areas.

Kyle Wellwood Cut by Atlant of the KHL

Pretty straight forward, and look – I didn’t even make a joke about him eating too much borscht, or did I? Wellwood’s contract was reportedly terminated.

Is The Sharks Defence Bad?

That is the question which BehindTheNet has tackled, and the answer is… not as bad as last year.

Lapierre Obtains Work Visa

Maxim Lapierre has obtained his work visa, and thus he can commence being an annoying douche bag for the Anaheim Ducks tonight versus the Predators.

Face Paint with Team Canada Juniors