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Monday Links: Hookey for Hockey Edition

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Blues News

  • 1 PM start time for today's game between Calgary and the Blues. Both teams lost on opening night, so someone will remain winless by the end of the afternoon. [Blues]
  • Relax, guy. It's only one loss. [Blues]

NHL/Hockey News

  • The Oilers' latest #1 draft pick, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, scored his first NHL goal in a win over the Penguins. "Hormone hockey" sounds really silly. [USA Today]
  • Winnipeg played its first regular season game in 15 years yesterday and, as expected, the moment was ruined by Montreal. [AP]
  • Blair Betts, who was claimed on waivers by the Habs, was returned to Philly after failing to pass a physical. Lappy is also now on the "long-term IR." [Philadelphia Inquirer]
  • Jack Todd of the Vancouver Sun thinks that Don Cherry, who has been under hot water lately for various rants, thinks that the analyst should be removed from CBC and HNIC. [Vancouver Sun]
  • The Avs retired Forsberg's #21 Saturday night in hope that he doesn't try another comeback. [NHL]
  • Barry Melrose lists his top 5 forward pairings in the NHL. [NHL]
  • Line brawl, line brawl, line brawl. [Puck Daddy]
  • Pierre-Marc Bouchard couldn't control his wood and knocked out some of Matt Calvert's teeth. Shanahan hammered him for a pair of games. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Leafs and Canadiens have the week off and will be using the extra time to fine tune their games after starting strong. [Globe and Mail]
  • The Captials, who were thought to have the best goalie tandem in hockey, are now going through a rough patch after supposed #2 goalie Michal Neuvirth started for Washington on opening night. [Globe and Mail]

Other Stuff

  • C-3P0, you so gangsta. [FoD]
  • Steve Buschemi is... Mega Man. [Buzzfeed]
  • The movie "Drive" wasn't fast or furious enough, so somebody's suing, naturally. Only in Detroit. [Movies]

Monday Video

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