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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.

"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.

BLUES NEWS:

  • I gave my own version of the Three Strengths/Weaknesses of the Blues . . . because I was bored. [SLGT]
  • MOAR GOALTENDING CONTROVERSIES. [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]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Here are the scores of games that didn't count for shit that you missed last Friday [NHL.com 10/02/2015] . . . Saturday [NHL.com 10/03/2015] . . . and Sunday. [NHL.com 10/04/2015]
  • Four games that count for something tonight. Fuck Chicago. [NHL.com 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]

OTHER SHIT:

  • 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]

VIDEOS:

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

Wow.

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

Yes.

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!