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Thursday links: Jumping the hurdles better come in handy next season edition

The Blues are training like Usain Bolt and not Wayne Gretzky. Hope it works.

Blues news

  • The Blues have canceled the off-season prospect camp in favor of off-ice work. Like running the track at MICDS. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • The Blues beat writer Jeremy Rutherford will be chatting today. [STLtoday]
  • From LuvHockey: A look at the new coach of the Rivermen, Jared Bednar. [St. Louis Globe-Democrat]

Hockey news

  • The NHL picks a real die-hard to host the Awards. [Puck Daddy]
  • Cam Neely is the new president in Boston, but it seems like it's almost a Brett Hull position. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • A look at Alexander Mogilny and his defection from the USSR. [Die by the Blade]
  • Georges Laraque is the Canadiens have broken up. [ESPN]
  • The Blackhawks and Lightning will play an exhibition game in Winnipeg. Is this a trial run for the Lightning to see if they like the place and want to relocate permanently? Probably not, but I'd like to think so. [ESPN]
  • Ken Holland will remain the GM in Detroit. [TSN]
  • The Oilers are getting calls about the No. 1 pick, and they're going to listen to all them. Think Edmonton would like Eric Brewer back? [TSN]
  • Tood Bertuzzi and the Red Wings will continue to be a match made in heaven. [TSN]

Other links

  • From Tomorrows Blues: A map of water on Mars. Pretty cool if you're a nerd, which we all are. [MSNBC]
  • Craig Janney, I mean Poor College Student, wants everyone to know about a 5K race this weekend. [Maryville]
  • Who knew that Darth Vader helmets could get cooler? Some dude did, that's who. [Smosh]
  • The vuvuzelas have taken over the World Cup. While some people (NatetheGreat) think they are awesome, sane people hate them. [urlesque]
  • First, yes this is a site devoted to bacon news. Second, someone has invented colored bacon. Good work, internet. [Bacon Today]


True story: in college I, along with some friends, adopted a manatee. I wonder how Brutus is doing.