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Thursday Links: Real Hockey Starts Tonight Edition

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Fuck. Yes.

Blues News

  • The big news from late yesterday: Sources say Matthew Hulsizer has a verbal agreement to buy the Blues. The deal will also keep Checketts around. [P-D]
  • Sources also say that this "verbal agreement" doesn't exist, says Andy Dickland. [True Hockey]
  • Your preview for Saturday's game is up. Nashville, prepare to get taken out back. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • A season preview from Panthers country that oddly starts in the middle of the author's thoughts. [Miami Herald]

NHL/Hockey News

  • Want to go to a Jets game? Prepare to pay up to 13x face value if you choose the resale market (and by "choose," I mean, "your only choice"). [Puck Daddy]
  • The Jets look to change what the Thrashers did wrong in the second half of this past season. [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]
  • But we can never forget Atlanta. From the ashes rise the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL, who are entering their 9th season, looking to lure former Thrasher diehards to their rink. [AP]
  • As we welcome the NHL season, we have to say goodbye to Sean Avery. I hope the last paragraph of this article is thick sarcasm. [Deadspin]
  • Who's new in town? What are the new rules? Who's approaching major milestones? All this info and more with's statistical overview of their 95th season. [NHL]
  • A few more tidbits from across the league as the season begins. [Sporting News]
  • Sabres great Rick Martin, who died in March from a heart attack, was found to have a degenerative brain disease. Researchers are finding this development strange, as Martin was not an enforcer. [USA Today]
  • The NHL needs to capitalize on the momentum that has been rolling through the past seasons. Another Ottawa/Anaheim Cup Final would be disastrous. [Forbes]
  • In this corner: "The NBA lockout can only benefit the NHL." [The Towerlight]
  • In the other corner: "Hah! Basketball is basketball and hockey is hockey." [CSN Bay Area]
  • BizNasty 2.0 gets re-upped for 2 years in the desert. Great for him. He's the only non-Blues player I follow on Twitter for a reason. [NHL]
  • Brain Gionta, the American captain of the Canadiens, is rad. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

Other Stuff

  • Learn how to be stupid with pick-up lines to get more chicks. No joke, this totally works. [YouTube]
  • The Busch Stadium Rally Squirrel made a repeat performance last night, helping the Cardinals beat the Phillies in Game 3. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The best drinking game ever: Battleship. [Tosh.0]

Thursday Video

Part 4 of Mr. T.

Parts 5 & 6 may or may not be posted by Hartigan Friday/Saturday. It's her fuckin' links. She do what she waaaan' to.

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