The Dump and Chase – 04/21/2011

Red Wings complete sweep of Coyotes, only thing certain for Phoenix is more uncertainty

The look of disgust and disappointment on the face of the fan picture above really says it all. Coyotes fans should be upset with the performance of their team, with the impending sense of relocation only compounding the frustration/sadness.

Joe Yerdon of ProHockeyTalk on the uncertainty of what the future holds for hockey in Arizona:

For the Coyotes it’s a tough way to end the season and for the franchise with things looking so uncertain as to whether or not they’ll actually be back in Arizona next year, going out with a whimper like this makes it all the more depressing. Now with things looking the darkest they have in the team’s existence in the desert we’re hoping that the fans in Arizona aren’t left to hate the NHL and ensure that no one in the state of Arizona ever becomes a hockey fan in the future. We’re not rooting against Winnipeg ever getting a team, we’re just hoping it doesn’t come at the expense of the loving and wonderful fans that do call the desert home.

Carter’s status in doubt, will undergo tests on Thursday

Philadelphia’s Jeff Carter was spotted limping following Wednesday’s loss to the Buffalo Sabres. Carter appeared to have injured his knee after a big collision with Tyler Myers. The Flyers forward is scheduled to undergo tests on his knee today.

Corey Perry takes post-season points lead

The Anaheim Ducks evened up the series with the Nashville Predators with a convincing 6-3 pounding on Wednesday. Corey Perry’s 3-points in the game were enough to give him the lead post-season scoring with 8-points.

Rangers fans mock Boudreau, Capitals laugh last

It was looking like Bruce Boudreau would eat his words (voluntarily if they came with hot sauce, I bet) when his Capitals were down 3-0 to the Rangers on Wednesday. The MSG faithful were raining down chants of “Can you hear us?” as the second period wound down, but the Capitals stormed back to tie the game at threes before capitalizing on a Marian Gaborik gaffe in double overtime.

This is not a radio love song [Bettman, Colin Campbell sound off]

One way to effectively win all of your arguments on live radio is to come out pissed off and stomp out the hosts to the point where they seem terrified of you. Colin Campbell and Gary Bettman engaged in a series of heated radio segments on the Fan590 and TSNRadio1050. Toronto Sports Media has a solid recap of the testy interview segments, with links to the audio. The Colin Campbell versus James Cybulski and Dave Feschuk spot is most definitely worth a listen, especially for “Colie’s”charge of “you must not watch hockey“ aimed at Feschuk.

Campbell actually makes a few good points in his segment, but they come off sloppy as his anger and frustration get the better of him.

Tom Glavine working to keep Thrashers in Atlanta

Via Atlanta Business Chronicle:

Former Atlanta Braves All-Star pitcher Tom Glavine is working actively to keep the Atlanta Thrashers from leaving, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle broadcast partner WXIA-TV 11Alive. Glavine said he is extremely interested in keeping professional hockey in Atlanta.

Team owners Atlanta Spirit LLC have made it known they’re losing millions of dollars on the Thrashers and need investors. Glavine said there’s no way he could afford the $80 million to $100 million to buy the team on his own, so he’s looking for other investors interested in keeping the team here.

The top 13 moments of Jack Edwards being Jack Edwards

Awful Announcing with an outstanding list, “The Jack Edwards Is Crazy Top 13!”. Here’s just a small sampling:

‘Take That!’

The Evil Laugh