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Friday Links - Someday In Casablanca

Carl Gunnarsson isn't good at hockey (though the REST of the team seems to be) and the Postmodern Jukebox IS good at covering a Strokes song. And other goodies.

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"Unlike my defensive partner, I WAS in position."
"Unlike my defensive partner, I WAS in position."
Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports


  • Goals by Jori Lehtera, Vladimir Tarasenko, Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen pushed the Blues to a 4-2 victory over the Oilers in the home debut of Connor McDavid in Edmonton. Justin busts a recap on your ass. [SLGT]
  • The Copper & Blue wasn't as enthused about last night's outcome. [The Copper & Blue]
  • Grant has an update on his charity bet with Troy Brouwer . . . two assists last night gives him five points on the season. That's $10 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada so far! [SLGT FanPosts]
  • The Calgary Sun had some kind words about young Blues defenseman Colton Parayko the other day. [Calgary Sun]


  • Right back at it tonight. Your source for the view from the other side of tonight's game? The good folks over at Nucks Misconduct, SBN's Canucks blog. Cascadia, Represent! [Nucks Misconduct]


  • Eight games last night. Including that one game in Edmonton. [ 10/15/2015]
  • Seven games tonight. There's that one in Vancouver. [ 10/16/2015]
  • Ryan Lambert calls bullshit on the Bruins trade rumo(u)rs going around of late in a new column he calls "Huge, If True". [Puck Daddy]
  • Team USA women's hockey phenom Hilary Knight will be the subject of an upcoming espnW feature film. [Today's Slapshot]
  • Sharks forward Logan Couture was helped off the ice at practice yesterday and was later seen on crutches. That could be . . . ummm, not good for San Jose. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Devils forward Jordin Tootoo, who is somehow still in the NHL, was fined for a dangerous trip of Predators blue-line phenom Seth Jones from recently. [USA Today]
  • Speaking of the Preds . . . Filip Forsberg scored a pretty nifty goal last night. [SB Nation]
  • Could the Kings be in serious trouble, aside from their shitty start? Maybe. [Sporting News]
  • Mike "Babsocks" are a thing in Toronto. Yes, Maple Leafs fans are fucking insane. [Sportsnet]
  • The Coyotes are off to a hot start thanks in part to great play by rookie forwards Anthony Duclair and Max Domi (though I tell ya, last night aside, Mike Smith ain't doin' bad either). [TSN]
  • Red Wings forward Johan Franzen is back on IR with concussion issues . . . and that may be it for him. [Detroit Free Press]


  • The State of Nevada's Gaming Control Board rules that the practices of daily fantasy sports sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings constitutes gambling, meaning they will have to obtain licenses for their websites to legally operate in their state. This is kind of a big deal. [Deadspin]
  • The firing of head football coach Steve Sarkisian by the University of Southern California was a horrible thing to do, but had to be done. [SB Nation]
  • Goats eat soap. Which is a problem if you're trying to keep clean and ward off disease. [NPR / Goats and Soda]
  • If there's a fourth Back To The Future movie and the whole gang is back together, Christopher Lloyd is ready. Great Scott! [Nerdist]
  • An artist paid a dollar for an old, broken-down Chicago bank. It is now a beautiful arts center. [Mental Floss]
  • Of all the reasons to have your flight delayed . . . BEES. [Y! / Reuters]


First . . . my thoughts on Carl Gunnarsson as a Blue through one season plus four games (S/T to @grantsales AKA BlueNoteUK):

Yep. I know Grant and I are not alone on that thought.

Then . . . I adore The Strokes, but this Casablanca-style version of their song "Someday" kills:

Long track, but just the right tempo.

Hoosier Blue is back on shift at the Links Factory tomorrow.