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Sunday Links: Kicking it old school

New sticks, old-school tunes, big cats, big second periods, face off dominance, dented tracheas and more...

I think we're alone now.
I think we're alone now.
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Blues News:

  • Blues started slowly but came around in time to beat the Blue Jackets last night. Scott Upshall had a pretty GWG and an ebullient post goal 'celly.' Allen made some big saves.  Shatty kept his point streak alive. Stastny dominated the circle. Tarasenko had a goal and got a little testy with Ryan Johansen after Johansen appeared to get a little too much knee-on-knee contact after a hit...it was a nice meal with all the fixings for all involved. Well, on our end anyway. HullandOats85 gets the recap juices flowing. [STLGT
  • Speaking of Stastny in the circle, Hildy takes a closer look. [STLGT]
  • There was a lot of talk about Scott Upshall using Steen's stick tonight.  After using the same stick for years, he gave Steen's a try.  Steen uses a yellow gauze-like tape near the butt end, apparently with the name "Yoda" on it.  There was also a lot of talk about this:


  • Speaking of the "celly.'

    Yeah @supshall9, we were pretty pumped, too! #stlblues

    A video posted by St. Louis Blues (@stlouisblues) on


  • The Recap from Blue Jackets land.  Let's just say they weren't as excited as Upshall. [The Cannon]
  • Alex Steen likes to rock out to 80s love ballads after big games, apparently. [Twitter]

Hockey News:

  • 11 other games last night.  The lowly lads from Edmonton beat the Penguins team that we couldn't beat the other night, the struggling Preds got stuffed by Buffalo and Dallas...won...again... [NHL]
  • One. Game. Tonight.  Well, two if you count my Beer League team's big game against the Easton 'Fections. [NHL]
  • Puck Daddy's 3 stars. No Blues. [Puck Daddy]
  • Columbus coach Tortorella complained about how much Pittsburgh whines...and it sounded kind of whiny. [CBS]
  • Splodey Bones took a cross check to the !throat! last night and had to go to the hospital for a 'dented trachea.'  I wonder if that guy is collecting injuries like a hobby sometimes.  Good news is, he should be ok. [Puck Daddy]
  • Evegeni Malkin is giving goalies nightmares lately.  Jake Allen knows a bit about this. [Puck Daddy]

Other Crap:

  • Your weekly guide to ignoring the NFL. [Deadspin]
  • Never be afraid to under-achieve. [Distractify]
  • A cat the size of a dog...best idea ever. [Bored Panda]
  • Since we are kicking it old school, your beer of the day is Miller High Life.  It's terrible, but it is also cheap and drunk parking lot bums can usually find it in the gas station beer cooler without attracting too much attention. [Untappd]

Your song of the day, courtesy of Alex Steen.