Tuesday Links: Needs More Auctioneer Edition

The sale of the team would be way more exciting if there was a fast-talking old guy standing at a podium in the middle of downtown taking bids.

Blues News

  • It's a tough time to be selling a sports team. Apparently, the offers made to the Blues aren't enough to cover the debt incurred by Checketts' regime, which is a concern for Game Plan LLC, the investment bank charged with the task of making the sale. [Globe and Mail]
  • "Checkered" ownership history. "Ralston-Purina." I don't care if this was inadvertent, I'm calling it clever. Deal with it. Oh, this article is basically the same as the last one but with different words. [Sporting News]
  • Potential Coyotes owner Matthew Hulsizer was not extended an opportunity to place a bid, despite his rumored interest last month. However, if other bids fall through, Checketts can still get him back on board. [SBN STL]
  • Dave Scatchard has retired via Twitter. We wish you well in retirement, Scatchie. [The Star]
  • There's a cool Blues jersey concept in this post. There's one major flaw in it: the shoulder patches. Unless, you love those bubbly 90s trumpets, then by all means... [Icethetics]
  • Cheap plug: visit resident GTer RealBadRobot's Blues blog. It's like this site, but with a sweet background that looks cool on your phone. Plus, maybe even more swearing? I think? [Two and a Ten]

NHL/Hockey News

  • Bruins Bear 4 Life. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Caps always look like a solid group on paper, capable of winning the Cup, but they just don't do it. The Hockey News has penciled them in as the 2011-12 champs already. Is that a fair prediction? [On Frozen Blog]
  • The Devils signed twelve players yesterday. Twelve. While mostly minor leaguers, that's a lot of fudgin' players. [NewsOK]
  • If you haven't been paying attention to HEotP's "Top 25 Under 25," then give it a look. While all about Canadiens youngsters, it's still a good read. They're currently on #10. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • Winnipeg has dug up David Aibescher from his Swiss league grave for a tryout. [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Pro athletes may get to play a game for a living and make lots of money, but they don't have the benefit of getting shit off their chest from time to time. That's where chaplains come in. [Canes Country]
  • Ray Emery is all-in this training camp as he tries to land a consistent gig with the Blackhawks. [Chicago Sun-Times]
  • If you haven't noticed over the past few years, the teams of Tampa Bay like to hang out together or subtlely acknowledge one another. Raw Charge asks if this level of mutual respect can be seen in other cities. I can't think of any off the top of my head, but I wish St. Louis were more like what is seen in Tampa. [Raw Charge]
  • Dustin Tokarski, a Bolts goaltending prospect, is embracing his nickname, "Tik," with "The Tick." SPOON. [InGoal Mag]

Other Stuff

Tuesday Video

The cast of SpongeBob dubbing over classic movies. This video is pretty old and I'm ashamed to not have seen it until yesterday.

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