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Saturday Links: Beer Flood

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"Like...a whole flood of beer?"
"Like...a whole flood of beer?"
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

For the record, DK, "hick-ster" was meant endearingly.


  • For the first time this year, the Blues will be backstopped by Jake Allen. Go get 'em, Mr. The Snake! [STLToday]
  • Our pal David Rogers thinks the Blues were still missing That Killer Instinct against the Kings Thursday night. I don't know if that's how I'd phrase it, but good points are made. [Frozen Notes]
  • "If you [continue to] shoot it, goals will come." [Fox Sports]
  • Thursday night Early Friday morning, I mentioned how I've been impressed with Joakim Lindstrom. I guess the Official Team Site heard me and decided to help us all Better Know Him. [Blues]
  • Martin Erat got hurt pretty quickly after being traded to the desert last year, but the Coyotes like his progress this year. [AZ Central]
  • Speaking of progress, Mikkel Boedker notched himself a hat trick the other night in Arizona's 7-4 win, albeit against the Oilers, so it only counts as 1.5 real goals. But either way, the folks at 5 for Howling discuss whether Boedker's fast start can lead to a career year, among other things. [Five for Howling]
  • Last night's match-ups...weren't much to write home about, and frankly neither were the final scores. [ 10/17]
  • Tonight however, has some nice pairings outside of the Blues game, such as Penguins-Islanders, Sharks-Devils, Blackhawks-Predators, and a fun free-for-all Flyers-Stars match, featuring some of the best, fastest forwards in the world against AHL-quality defesemen. [ 10/18]
  • One highlight from Friday night was the Ducks scoring two goals in the 3rd to beat Minnesota 2-1. [Anaheim Calling]
  • In Buffalo, Roberto Luongo shut out the Sabres to help the Panthers win 1-0. It was Bobby Lu's 67th career shutout, passing Patrick Roy for 13th all time. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • I DEMAND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU play The Phil Kessel Game and share the results with the class! [Winging It In Motown]
  • HEADLINE: "Empty U.S. Hockey Arena to be Featured on Canadian Money" (This is a couple days old, I don't remember if DK posted it already, but I don't care because it's brilliant!) [Lighthouse Hockey]
  • The Avalanche are down two goaltenders already, which was especially bad since they really only had one to begin with. Is it time for Patrick Roy to light the Martin Brodeur Signal? Of course it won't happen, because it's far too perfect. (Side bar: what would a Marty Brodeur Signal be shaped as? A hot dog? A sister-in-law? J.S. Giguere's Conn Smythe Trohpy?) [Too Many Men On the Site]
  • Lambert needs to know...the Oilers aren't THIS bad...right? [Puck Daddy]
  • I'm an Illini fan, so I don't know much about college hockey, but I do know I love kicking Michigan when they're down! And apparently Big Blue's hockey team have started their season 0-2 for the first time since...1945! Sorry, former Blue and Wolverine's long time hockey coach Red Berenson. [SBNCollege Hockey]
  • Hopefully you've seen this already, but our Manitoban counterparts put together this fantastic piece about Bobby Hull, Thomas Steen, and domestic abuse. If you click one link today, here's your choice. (Stick tap to Hildy, although I was always going to include it anyway.) [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Love Game of Thrones? Of course you do. Want to learn to speak Dothraki, the language of Khal Drogo and the horse lords of the plains of Essos across the Narrow Sea? Well you're in luck, fellow nerd, because now you can! Personally, I'd rather learn ancient Valyrian...but either is probably a pipe dream since I couldn't even hack 2nd semester Spanish. [Vulture]
  • Yesterday was the 200th anniversery of the day a part of London was literally flooded with a 15' tidal wave of beer. As awesome as that sounds, it actually killed 8 people. Of course you want to learn more about that. [mental_floss]


Welcome back to Science Saturday! Do you like chemistry? Well, me neither. Or at least I hated having to do all of the reaction equations or whatever in high school. But CrossCheckRaise passes along this fantastic video of some really cool reactions!

Beautiful Chemical Reactions from L2 Molecule on Vimeo.

You want videos of animals doing cool things? Here's a motherfucking otter!

I read the other day that when otters go to sleep, they hold their mate's hand the whole time so they don't float away. Then I cried for an hour because that's the most adorable fucking thing of all the fucking things.

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