The Dump and Chase: Battle!

CBC’s Battle of the Blades is set to return for a third season, and this time around there’s a slight twist. Call it a revolution, baby. They’re going to let women compete. Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist Tessa Bonhomme will join the show as the first female hockey player competitor.

Bonhomme via press release:

“I can’t wait to take on the NHL players and show them that Women’s hockey has come a long way. I am honoured to be the first woman representing all those who play our great game and with a partner like David Pelletier, we will try to take it easy on the NHL guys.”

The lineup of former hockey players that will be strapping on figure skates this season include: Bryan Berard, Brad May, Boyd Devereaux, Wade Belak, Curtis Leschyshyn and Cale Hulse. You better believe we’re pulling for our friend Boyd Devereaux.

The Battle begins on Sunday, September 18.


Examining the pros and cons of referees using wireless communication. [Puck Daddy]

Nothing yet between Brad Marchand and the Bruins, but Tyler Ennis is likely keeping watch. [Sporting News]

It’s August 22nd and Dave Checketts’ deadline has arrived. David Rogers wonders what it means, if anything at all. [Frozen Notes]

Lisa McRitchie on the inequality of the Oilers television schedule. [Oil Patch]

Panthers fans upset over plans for ‘Club Red’ premium seating plans. [Sun-Sentinel]

It’s P.K. Subban working out, this is as exciting as it gets this morning

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