The Dump and Chase – 02/22/2011

Buyout Only Solution For Souray?

Jonathan Willis looks at the possibility of Edmonton going the buyout route with the remainder of Sheldon Souray’s contract at OilersNation:

Barring the unlikely possibility that the Oilers can sweet-talk another team into taking Souray this summer for a different bad contract, that would seem to leave a buyout as the most likely option. The Oilers would have to pay two-thirds of the dollars remaining on his deal; $3,000,000 altogether over the next two seasons. According to Cap Geek, that would leave the team with a cap hit of $2.4 million for next season and $1.5 million in 2012-13.

James Neal for Alex Goligoski Reaction

Defending Big D round up a bevy of reaction to Monday’s blockbuster James Neal and Matt Niskanen for Alex Goligoski trade.

Details of Don Cherry’s Contract Revealed

A series of zingers aimed at Don Cherry and news of his new deal with CBC courtesy of Down Goes Brown. Our favourite of the bunch:

Cherry will be limited to no more than five sick days per year, although Bruin fans know that he’ll probably get confused and accidentally use six.

Sad Goalies!

A Tumblr page with unlimited, if not one dimensional, potential: Sad Goalies.

The Longest Shorty

Denver University’s David Makowski buries a 190-foot shorthanded goal. Via Puck Daddy:

Ray Shero vs. NHL ’11