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Wednesday links: Kelly Chase and figure skating don't belong together edition

When the only news for the local team is about a figure-skating ex-enforcer, you know it's the dog days of summer.

Blues news

  • Kelly Chase is blogging about figure skating. I'll take sentences I never thought I'd write for $500, Alex. [Blues]

Hockey news

  • The NHL may, although probably won't, return to ESPN. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • WIM looks at the Nashville problem — and it's not the Predators or country music. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Alex Ponikarovsky is the newest King. [TSN]
  • Maxime Talbot thinks Alex Ovechkin is a real douche. [TSN]
  • The Penguins and Capitals kicked off the hype for the Winter Classic on Tuesday. [TSN]
  • Ice Edge's purchase of the Coyotes may be in trouble. Is it? Not sure. I stopped caring about this story last July. [TSN]

Other links

  • Ever wondered how long it would take you swim from Alcatraz to land? There's a website for that. [Alcatraz Swim-o-Meter]
  • Some pretty sweet pics of a pilot making a good call and ejecting from his plane. [theBRIGADE]
  • If you've seen "Inception," you may find this funny. If you haven't go see the movie. [Geekosystem]


Reason No. 1231 why dogs are better than cats.

Ryan passes along the best soccer goal celebration of all time.

More stuff later today, but not from me.