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Wednesday links: Wishing Mike Weaver well in South Beach edition

Mike Weaver is leaving the Blues on good terms. I hope Panthers' fans (fan?) learn to love the Lilliputian defensman with the extra-long stick.

Blues news

  • David Backes talks. You will listen. [Sporting News]
  • Mike Weaver has a new two-year deal with the Panthers. [Miami Herald]
  • The PD asks the simple question: Can Erik Johnson become an elite player? [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Dave Scatchard has been signed by the Blues. He will probably play in Peoria. [PJ Star]
  • From the looks of this picture, the Blues are getting one great Patriot. Graham Mink is coming to the Blues in exchange for T.J. Fast. [The AHL]

Hockey news

  • Quisp, who may be obsessed with Ilya Kovalchuk, tackles the arbitration case. It has pretty graphs. [Jewels From The Crown]
  • Just what is Antti Niemi worth? Not much. [From the Rink]
  • Chris Pronger has some minor surgery. At his age, can any procedure really be considered minor? [TSN]
  • Jamal Mayer knows the way to San Jose. [TSN]
  • Sharks fans try to get excited for the Jamal Mayers Era. Here's some advice: He's going to play good D and shoot right at the chest of the goalie. [Fear The Fin]

  • Tyler Seguin, the No. 2 pick in the most recent draft, has signed an entry-level deal with the Bruins. [TSN]
  • The Panthers hosted a "Root Beer Summit" for the fighting kids. [Puck Daddy]

Other links

  • Tomorrows Blues wants a new tool box. Personally, I couldn't used any of to tools in here without breaking stuff even more. I'm not very handy. [Gizmodo]
  • Kanye West has taken twitter by storm. Someone got the great idea to pair his tweets with New Yorker cartoons. The results are awesome. [Buzzfeed]
  • If you haven't seen Inception, don't click this, but the concept of the film is really, really similar to to a Scrooge McDuck cartoon. Mind blown. [VideoGum]
  • Time to dust off the old yearbook and embarrass your friends — it's a website devoted to awful yearbook photos. I have about 10 I could submit. [Bad Yearbook Photos]


First video today, a tribute to Mike Weaver. The Patrick Sharp hit gets the love, as well it should, but leveling King Douchebag Sean Avery deserves a spotlight.

Second Chris Gift, via PCS, wants some urinal sliding. I'll oblige.

That's it from me. Maybe the Media Madness will return. I think Brad is still alive. Hopefully.