The Dump and Chase – 03/18/2011

Health Before Hockey for Malhotra

The Vancouver Canucks won’t know the extent of Manny Malhotra’s eye injury until he sees a specialist at a later date. At this point, though, having Malhotra back in the lineup is secondary in the thoughts of his teammates. Ryan Kesler on the loss of Manny Malhotra via Kurtenblog:

“At times like this, hockey is second. Manny’s health is what matters.”

Yandle for Norris

The Globe and Mail’s Allan Maki nearly lost me by starting this article off with a description of Keith Yandle dancing to Teach Me How To Dougie, but he brings it back with a decent case for Yandle and Norris consideration.

Yandle, by every measurable, is a James Norris Memorial Trophy candidate. He’s been the scoring leader among defencemen for much of the season and, heading into Thursday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, his 46 assists are tops among rearguards. His ice time per game is one of the highest totals in the league and they include a handful of outings where he played more than 30 minutes.

As for his defensive game, he takes on the opposing team’s top line game after game and has developed into a dutiful defender with a quick mind and an active stick.

Lecavalier Gets Slashy on Subban

Retaliatory or not, you just can’t baseball swing your stick at another player.

Is Winnipeg’s MTS Centre NHL Ready?

Five For Howling with a look at the MTS Centre and its viability as an NHL arena.

Hornqvist Next on Disciplinary Meeting List Following Hit on Seguin

Nashville’s Patric Hornqvist leads with his elbow and drives into the kisser of Tyler Seguin. Hornqvist will have a disciplinary hearing today for the hit. It almost looks harmless from the first angle, but the replay shows Hornqvist clocking Seguin in the head with his elbow.

Obligatory Non-Violent Hockey Highlight

Dwayne Roloson with an outstanding stick save. I’ll have whatever elixir of superhuman juice he’s having…