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Thursday links: Happy Free Agency Day edition!

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It's Canada Day, Free Agent Day, PCS's Birth Day — so many reasons to celebrate. Let's get to it.

Blues news

  • Jeff Gordon looks at the Eric Brewer for Sheldon Souray rumor. [STLtoday]
  • Fans in Edmonton may be open to getting Brewer back. [Cult of Hockey[
  • A lot of teams will be foregoing free agency in favor of the draft. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  •  JR looks into the Blues possible pursuit of Ilya Kovalchuk. [Morning Skate]
  • The Hockey Writers look back at the Blues recent draft. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The Blues are listed as a team that could land Kovalchuk. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • I don't speak Slovak, but google translator says the Jaroslav Halak's idol growing up was Curtis Joseph. Mr. Halak, you have my full support. (Side note: Jaro is a 3.5 months older than me. Crazy.) [Pravda.sk]

Hockey news

  • Rod Brind`Amour is calling in quits. He's one of many, many, many former Blues to go elsewhere to win a Stanley Cup. [Canes Country]
  • While free agency gets all the attention, the waiver wire may have some key pieces. [From the Rink]
  • The Hawks are almost free of Cap Hell. [Jewels From The Crown]
  • Michael Leighton will stay in Philly. He has a new two-year deal. [TSN]
  • Kris Versteeg is going to Toronto in a five-player deal. [TSN]
  • Ethan Moreau is now a member of the Blue Jackets. [TSN]
  • Guillaume Latendresse has a new two-year deal. I gotta say, him getting $2.5 million a year makes me feel good about getting David Perron and others signed for cheaper. [TSN]
  • Former Blue Mike Van Ryn is going to be out all next season. [TSN]
  • Coyotes president Doug Moss is out. Mike Nealy is in. [ESPN]
  • The Red Wings are in talks with the city to stay in the Joe Louis Arena. [ESPN]

Other links

Videos

I first saw this song/video during the Olympics. Obviously I couldn't link to it then, but it's stuck with me. For Canada Day, let's celebrate our neighbours to the North.

Old Spice has the best commercials.


Action-packed day today. We have an interview with the Blues arena host Angellla (seriously) at 8 a.m.and then a free agency primer/GDT at 11 a.m. Buckle up kids, it's going to be fun.