The Dump and Chase – 05/11/2011

There will be a Game 7

The San Jose Sharks were thought to have shaken the ‘choker’ label, but they will have a shot at reclaiming the crown when the face the Red Wings in Game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals on Thursday. Like the Philadelphia Flyers who rallied from down 3-0 to shock the Bruins a year ago, the Red Wings can leave their stamp on history with a victory.

Detroit turned away elimination for the third consecutive game with Tuesday’s 3-1 win, scoring all three goals in the third period. San Jose’s Patrick Marleau turned in another pointless effort in his first game since Jeremy Roenick called his play “gutless” on VERSUS. At this point, a Game 7 loss would be far more devastating for the Sharks than it would for the Red Wings.

Holmstrom flips out

Holmstrom goes for a ride after colliding with Torrey Mitchell, watch for Marleau to take a less impressive spill over Antti Niemi.

Glendale approves $25 million for Coyotes

You can scratch the Phoenix Coyotes off the list of teams that could potentially move to Winnipeg for next season. Glendale City Council voted 5-2 in favour of committing $25 million to cover losses and effectively keep the Coyotes in Arizona for at least another year.

Bloodless owner to acquire more stake in MLSE

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan could lift its interest in MLSE to nearly 80% once they finalize negotiations with TD Capital Group to purchase its stake in the company.

Mike Richards vs. Peter Laviolette rift ‘blown out of proportion’

Phildelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette poured water on reports that he and captain Mike Richards were at odds. Richards has come under fire in the last few days for everything from his playoff performance to the way he handles the media to his relationship with his coach. Things may not be perfect, but certainly functional.

Behind the Scenes: Paul Bissonette’s Sauce Hockey photo shoot