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Thursday links: Hopes Keith Tkachuk is right about the Blues edition

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I was off work Wednesday. It was a-fucking-mazing. I can't wait to be retired. Only 40 more years left.

Blues news

  • From Healthy Scratch: Keith Tkachuk is no longer a Blue, but still is drinking the Kool-Aid. he likes what he sees in St. Louis, but also calls out the kids to be more consistent. [The Hockey News]
  • Jeremy Rutherford will be chatting today. Ask him about all kinds of things, but nothing about the Cardinals bullpen. [JR Live]
  • Lars Eller wants to make fans forget about Jaroslav Halak. Good luck with that. [The Globe and Mail]

Hockey links

  • SBNation looked at homophobia and hockey today. Derek Zona at the Copper and Blue kicked things off with his piece on how the NHLPA needs to do more. [Copper and Blue]
  • In Lou We Trust was inspired by the CandB post and made posted another take on the situation. [In Lou We Trust]
  • Anaheim Calling looks at the Bobby Ryan negotiations that go nowhere. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Jeff Schultz is staying in Washington. [ESPN]
  • Toronto has signed Brett Lebda. Brian Burke going American? I'm shocked. [TSN]
  • The Vancouver Canucks will honor former captain Markus Naslund by having his jersey number retired. [TSN]
  • Evgeni Nabokov is going to Russia to play in the KHL. [TSN]
  • The Kings are once again talking with Ilya Kovalchuk. [ESPN]
  • Joe Corvo is going back to Carolina. [TSN]

Other links

  • I remember Troy McClure from the Simpson's, but you might remember him from ... [Huffington Post]
  • A porn star is offering free fellatio to her to twitter followers if the Dutch win the World Cup. Seriously. (Thanks CCR) [Guyism]
  • Douchebags have moved beyond "icing" and now are making their bros do crushes or something. [550 Easy]
  • I really, really hope this is how the LeBron James thing goes down tonight. [Holy Taco]


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That's it from me today. We're entering the doldrums of summer. Buckle up, friends.