The Dump and Chase – 03/16/2011

Jay Bouwmeester is Ironman

Calgary’s Jay Bouwmeester played in his 496th consecutive game on Tuesday, setting a new ironman record for NHL defencemen.

Glendale Facing Lawsuit

The Goldwater Institute will file a lawsuit against the city of Glendale to prevent the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes to Matthew Hulsizer. J-E-T-S!

Brad Marchand Blindsides R.J. Umberger

Brad Marchand laid an elbow into the back of Umberger’s melon and managed to get away with it.

Umberger via Puck Rakers:

“I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard he might have left his feet with an elbow,” Umberger said. “That’s what it felt like . . . You got to think that’s one of the hits we are trying to eliminate whether it’s inadvertent or not.”

We’re gonna go ahead and say that wasn’t inadvertent.

Minor Hockey Players 10 Times More Likely to Suffer Brain Injuries Since Introduction of Hitting

Brain injuries in boys aged 9-10 have increased significantly since hitting has been allowed in minor hockey according to a new study from the University of no shit. Via CBC News:

Dr. Michael Cusimano of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and his co-authors reviewed records of more than 8,500 boys aged six to 17 who went to one of five hospital emergency departments in Ontario for hockey-related injuries from 1994 to 2004.

More than half of the hockey-related injuries reported, 4,460 or 52 per cent, were the result of bodychecking, the researchers said in Tuesday’s issue of the journal Open Medicine.

The odds of visiting an emergency department due to a brain injury from bodychecking also increased significantly among all minor hockey players after Hockey Canada relaxed bodychecking rules in the 1998/1999 season, the team said.

Observations From Boca Raton

Dirty Dangle brings the funny with their “observations” from the GM meetings in Florida. “Out for dinner one night, Lou Lamoriello overpays for a steak dinner. After a few bites, he attempts to bury it under the table.”

Sun Columnist Goes Off The Rails on Hockey Violence

Steve Buffery is all over the place in his latest column that takes aim at those who suddenly have an issue with violence in hockey. We couldn’t make stuff up that’s this bad:

Just don’t pretend to care about the game when all you really want to do is kick it when it’s down.

And I’m certainly not just pointing fingers locally.

I’m also talking about those American sports broadcasters who only mention the NHL when they accidently witness a hockey fight and their sensibilities are horribly accosted.

They live in one of the most violent societies in the world, but God forbid a couple of guys drop their glove on the ice.

Avery Gets 2 For Boarding

Sean Avery slams Islanders forward Michael Haley in the boards while staring at his numbers. Did Haley turn his back to send Avery to the box?

Evander Kane’s Spinning Pass to Stapleton