The Dump and Chase – 03/17/2011

Blues for Sale

Dave Checketts, team chairman of the St. Louis Blues, announced on Wednesday that the team and Scottrade Center are for sale.

Heatley Suspended Two Games for Elbow

Fear The Fin’s Mr. Plank on Heatley’s greasy elbow to Steve Ott’s head:

Whether or not Steve Ott embellished the hit is secondary. Whether or not Heatley’s elbow makes direct contact with Ott’s head is secondary as well. The play was clearly premeditated and malicious to the extent that Heatley was attempting to catch Ott up high with an elbow, and for all intents and purposes, that is the criteria the National Hockey League will be applying going forward in regards to punishments according to Rule 48.

Couldn’t have put it any better, here’s the clip:

NHL Playoffs > March Madness (68 Reasons Why)

An ambitious and all-encompassing list of reasons why NHL Playoffs are better than March Madness from Puck Daddy. You had us at no. 17:

17. NHL players get around academic ineligibility by never actually reading anything other than their Facebook pages and back issues of Maxim. (George Parros excepted.)

Lightning Terminate Mitch Fadden’s Contract

Once a standout offensive player with the Lethbridge Hurricanes, Mitch Fadden will have to find employment somewhere other than Tampa if he plans on continuing his hockey career. Damien Cristodero of Lightning Strikes reports that Steve Yzerman and the Lightning have parted ways with the once promising prospect due to what Yzerman referred to as “off-ice issues”.

Skating Patterns for Duncan Keith and Nicklas Lidstrom

Behind The Net takes a look at the skating patterns of two of the best defencemen in the game from a pair of contests earlier this month. All I see when I look at the images are hearts, dongs, and the Loch Ness Monster.

New Goalie Masks

InGoalMag has pictures of Dan Ellis’ new mask and Henrik Lundqvist’s new Rangers grill as well.

Lupul is Latest Victim of Ref on Player Violence

Suspend that monster!