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Wednesday Links - Hey Ya

A fascinating Outkast cover and a look at how the NFL is bankrupting and killing all of its' players. And some links. And stuff.

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"We both somehow made an NHL roster! Yay!"
"We both somehow made an NHL roster! Yay!"
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Time to catch you up on (most of) everything you missed Monday . . . which happened because I'm a dork.


  • I gave my own version of the Three Strengths/Weaknesses of the Blues . . . because I was bored. [SLGT]
  • J-Mill is trying to send a blue bear around the world. Help him out! (I intend to.) [SLGT]
  • Scottie Upshall has officially made the team. He signed a one-year two-way deal with the Blues on Monday. Word is the Blues would like to sign Scott Gomez, another PTO, as well. [SLGT]
  • To make room for these two, the Blues sent Ty Rattie and Magnus Paajarvi down to the Wolves. Along with (perhaps surprisingly) Petteri Lindbohm . . . and (perhaps NOT as surprisingly) Chris Butler. [SLGT]
  • Regarding Rattie . . . this piece says it's too early to give up on him. And I would tend to agree. [Frozen Notes]
  • Episode #100 (!) of Beyond Checkerdome was LIVE on Saturday, and is in podcast form here! #FuckRaymond [SLGT]
  • TheBodacious gives a preview of the Central. [SLGT]
  • The Blues have named a new Director of Player Development, and it's former NHLer Rob DiMaio. [USA Today]


  • Here are the scores of games that didn't count for shit that you missed last Friday [ 10/02/2015] . . . Saturday [ 10/03/2015] . . . and Sunday. [ 10/04/2015]
  • Four games that count for something tonight. Fuck Chicago. [ 10/07/2015]
  • A Blackhawks fan is selling her fandom every week this season. Thanks, Patrick Kane! Anyway, you know what to do, kids. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [Crowd Rise]
  • Ryan Lambert points out what NHL general managers don't know about quality goaltending in What We Learned. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Devils will retire the number 30 of Martin Brodeur and erect a statue in his honor. As they should. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • The NHL is no longer fucking around with Raffi Torres, suspending the Sharks forward for half a season for being the dick he is. [USA Today]
  • Rick James scoffs at your cocaine problem, NHL. [Sporting News]
  • Zack Kassian, meanwhile, has entered a rehabilitation program after getting into an accident over the weekend that is suspected to have involved alcohol, drugs or both (though he wasn't driving). [Sportsnet]
  • And in other controlled substance news . . . former NHL forward Sean Avery was reportedly arrested on Long Island this weekend, with one of the charges being "seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance". Oh joy. [TSN]


  • I've always wondered how these daily fantasy sports sites are legal . . . now the Attorney General of the State of New York is wondering the same, with legal documents and shit. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Find out how to make Captain Phasma cookies ahead of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens! [Nerdist]
  • A story about the counterfeiter who sank the Confederacy during the Civil War. [Mental Floss]
  • The ALDS opponent of the Royals? The Astros, who defeated the Yankees last night 3-0 at Yankee Stadium. [Deadspin]
  • Meanwhile, in St. Charles County . . . [Y! / AP]


First . . . a fascinating cover of "Hey Ya" by Outkast:


Then, a video about how the NFL is bankrupting and killing all of its' players. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise):


Your links for tomorrow--ahead of Opening Night (!!!!)--will be handled by BluesMay. You should help her out:

And we'll have an off-day links guru! At least for a short while. You'll find out who it is . . . on Friday morning!