The Dump and Chase – 02/08/2011



Mike Green to Sit Tuesday With Concussion Symptoms

Washington’s Mike Green will sit Tuesday versus San Jose as a precautionary measure as he’s dealing with concussion symptoms. Katie Carrera of Capitals Insider has more:

The defenseman, who was hit by a slap shot in the first period of Washington’s 3-0 win and required multiple rows of stitches to close a cut on the side of his head, cited wooziness and headaches — symptoms that are consistent with a concussion — when he talked to reporters after suffering the injury.

Forsberg Has No-Trade, No-Movement Clause

A couple of details of Peter Forsberg’s deal with the Colorado Avalanche unfolded on Monday as Adrian Dater reports that the his deal includes both a no-trade and a no-movement clause.

Jeff Skinner, Beyond the Goals

Canes Country takes a look at some of things super rookie Jeff Skinner is doing well besides putting the puck in the net.

A Look at Little Allan Bester

For yesterday’s ‘Absurd Goalie Monday’, Scotty Wazz focused on the under appreciated Allan Bester. Bester played goal for some very bad Toronto Maple Leafs teams in the 1980s, but enjoyed moderate success in the minors throughout his career.

A Collection of NHL.com Puns

The Royal Half is running the largest collection of NHL.com headlines you’re going to find today as part of their “Pundays” feature. Most of these are absolutely terrible, but what would you expect? Top marks for cheesiness go to “Jersey Score”, “Staal Tied Up”, and “Mule Be Sorry”.

Keith Ballard Injures Knee

Vancouver’s Keith Ballard got tied up with Ottawa’s Milan Michalek in the first period and appeared to have suffered some damage to his right-knee. Ballard did not return to the game.

A Tribute to Gino Odjick, NHLPA ’93 Style

The head crushing body checks and fists of steel are accurate, but those slick hands never existed outside of a video game.

Comments (1)

  1. Bester’s numbers are shockingly good in the context of the time – he faced a LOT of rubber (and more than his fair share of quality scoring chances), and he still was respectable. I have a book at home that actually ranked his 89-90 season as the second-best in hockey that year.

    If we’d been paying attention to SV% back then, maybe he would’ve had a better career.

    (although he always had that glaring five-hole weakness)

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