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Saturday Links - Find A More Original Fantasy Football Team Name

Depth signings. Bad contracts. Josh Harding. Martin Brodeur. Steve Downie. Rick DiPietro. Jack Campbell. Brucey B. Emojis. Akim Aliu.Big dinosaur. Breaking Madden. Dipshits. Bad fantasy football names. And Joan Rivers. Happy Saturday!

If your fantasy football team name refers to a recently popular song and THIS guy's name, it's not original. Fucking change it.
If your fantasy football team name refers to a recently popular song and THIS guy's name, it's not original. Fucking change it.
Bob Levey

No, it is not October yet. Ever heard of this fucking thing called a "Calendar"?

Also . . . GET ON CCR'S LEVEL.


  • The Blues added depth to the Wolves, signing three-time Cup winning forward Colin Fraser to a one-year, two-way deal. [SLGT]


  • Adam Gretz presents the NHL's Bad Contract All-Star Team. No Blues, because the Blues have maybe one shitty contract on their team and they just signed the guy this offseason (and traded for him last season). [SB Nation]
  • The massive extension of David Krejci may have some bizarre implications for the Bruins, as Ryan Lambert writes in his weekly Trending Topics piece. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ville Leino, who sucked ass for the Sabres, will go to the Bruins on a tryout basis. []
  • Wild(s) goalie Josh Harding, he that is battling MS, has joined forces with trading card maker Upper Deck to raise money for his charity, Harding's Hope. Cool stuff. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Canadiens have three goaltenders already, but Martin Brodeur seems to think they need a fourth one. Okay, Marty. You keep believing that. Or just fucking retire. [Toronto Sun]
  • Greg Wyshynski tries to make the case that Steve Downie is not a thug. I do not particularly agree. [Puck Daddy]
  • Rick DiPietro hasn't officially retired, but he HAS taken a job as a sports radio co-host. So, basically, he's done. [Newsday]
  • Speaking of goalies . . . Stars youngster Jack Campbell will honor "Lone Survivor", Marcus Littrell. Nicely done, kid. [Puck Daddy]
  • And more on goalies . . . Bruce Boudreau doesn't know yet who the Ducks goaltender will be. Well, I mean, he's only down to a couple choices now that Jonas Hiller went and fucked off, so he's got THAT going for him. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Yesterday's Emoji preview? The Maple Leafs, who are about as perplexing as any team in the league but seem finally headed in a positive direction. Maybe. [Puck Daddy]
  • Former Rivermen player (though never a Blues prospect) Akim Aliu talks about racism and character in hockey. You'll want to sit down for this one. [AP Hockey]
  • The path to the NHL for Penguins coach Mike Johnston was a wild one and included interaction with Blues coach Ken Hitchcock AND a stop in one of hockey's newest hotbeds . . . Australia. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [Y! Sports Canada]
  • I fucking despise Reddit, but it's good to know that five of the top ten sports sub-Reddits when it comes to swearing are hockey ones . . . and that the Blues are among those five teams. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [Deadspin]


  • To fulfill Science Saturday requirements . . . a massive dinosaur was recently discovered in Patagonia. Like, REALLY REALLY big. An estimated 65 tons. [mental_floss]
  • From the genius mind of Jon Bois . . . BREAKING MADDEN HAS RETURNED. [SB Nation]
  • I love the Cardinals. I fucking despise many Cardinals fans, especially haughty dipshits like this guy, who wrote this high-falutin "Letter To The Editor" to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Stan Musial cares not for your dipshittedness. (S/T to J-Mill) [Hardball Talk]
  • Speaking of baseball . . . the Toledo Mud Hens turned the outfield of their baseball stadium into a miniature golf course, and it is awesome. (S/T once again to CrossCheckRaise) [The Score]
  • Have a fantasy football team? Think your team name is original? Well, if it's on this list, it's not. (And lemme tell ya . . . many of my opponents chose names like these, and I hope I beat them all.) [Deadspin]


First . . . here's Joan Rivers on The Carol Burnett Show. (S/T to Childhood Trauma, who kindly placed this in the comments of yesterday's links):

RIP, Joan.

Then . . . O'Fallon Township High School (home of the Panthers) kicker Tucker McCann busts off a 65-yard field goal in pre-game warmups. Shit, man. (A final S/T to CrossCheckRaise):


Remember, the next two days will be Open Bars. So send stuff, and make it a FULL bar . . . and get on CCR's level: