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Friday links: Ready for the Jaroslav Halak Era to begin

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Still stunned from yesterday's deal. Doug Armstrong has been more aggressive as a GM so far — and he's not offically the GM — than Larry Pleau has been in year. Anyway let's get to the links.

Blues news

  • JR tackles the Halak deal from the Blues side, which most outlets aren't doing. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Bernie Miklasz praises Doug Armstrong for coming into the job like a lion. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Cross Check Raise sent along a ton of stuff regarding Jaroslav Halak. Here's the Montreal side of things. [Montreal Gazette]
  • From CCR again: Darren Pang looks at the deal. [Hockey Chats]
  • Also from CCR: The trade is being called bold from the Montreal end because GM Pierre Gauthier is new to his job. What about Doug Armstrong? He's not even the official GM. [The Hockey News]
  • In case you missed it: the Blues dealt Julian Talbot to Colorado for T.J. Hensick. [The Associated Press]

Hockey news

  • Habs Eyes breaks the deal down in depth. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • CCR again: The pressure is on Carey Price. [CBC]
  • Adrian Aucoin has re-upped with the Phoenix Coyotes. [ESPN]
  • Danny Briere and his son are OK after a traffic collision. We don't say accident, because "accident" implies there's nobody to blame. (Name that movie.) [ESPN]
  • The competition committee looks at head shots. [TSN]
  • Coyotes news. I didn't read it, because I'm burnt out. [TSN]
  • John MacLean is the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils. [TSN]

Other links

  • Barack Obama's signature is pretty awesome, but looks like something else turned on its side. The Web site should give it away. [Accidental Penis]
  • Some things are just made better when rendered like an old 8-bit video game. [theChive]
  • Ever wonder what it's like to own an Apple product? This cartoon sums it up nicely. [The Oatmeal]

Video

This is like Powerthirst for dogs.


That's it for the links. Brad may have something for later — who knows with him — and I'll have the F-U Friday post up this afternoon.

Now, to watch some World Cup Soccer.

Be good to PCS this weekend. gametimelinks(at)gmail.com