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Tuesday Links - No Politics On Game Time

Your latest example of comments idiocy, predicting the salary cap, power rankings and other stuff and shit.

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Tonight's starting goaltender.
Tonight's starting goaltender.
Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports

Looks like I have a new weekend links rat. Yay! (It's someone you all know from SLGT.)


  • We're a Blues fan site, not a discussion ground for whether or not Monsanto should be a sponsor for the Blues. Fuck off. [SLGT]
  • CanesAndBluesFan uses financial factors like escrow and the Canadian dollar (which currently . . . uhhhh, blows compared to the American dollar) to predict the 2015-16 salary cap. [SLGT]
  • Jake Allen will be in goal tonight and the line combos and power play will probably look a bit different tonight. That and more from Lou. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]



  • Two games last night. The Coyotes are terrible. Fuck Detroit. [ 02/23/15]
  • Eleven contests tonight. Presumably, you'll focus mostly on one. [ 02/24/15]
  • For some reason, the SBN NHL power rankings have the Blues at 2, after a week in which they went 1-2-0 and were egregiously outshot in the game they DID win. Go figure. Anyway, the Blackhawks are shitty and still dropping, so there's that. But also anyway, no one cares until June. [SB Nation]
  • Just like about anything,'s foray into #FancyStats has had issues at the start. That and other things we learned from Ryan Lambert. [Puck Daddy]
  • Our old pal and Lightning(s) goaltender Ben Bishop has a mask that glows in the dark. Because FUCK YEAH. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • More power rankings . . . this time from USA Today . . . 3rd? Okay, sure. [USA Today]
  • Senators defenseman Jared Cowen got three for being a dipshit the other night against Jussi Jokinen . . . repeat offender and all. []
  • Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller is said to be missing 4 to 6 weeks with a knee problem. Smallest violin. [Puck Daddy]
  • Looks like Blackhawks defenseman Johnny Oduya will miss a couple weeks. Again. Smallest violin. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Oh, and that hit Bruins center David Krejci tried to lay on Alexander Steen Friday night, leaving him moving slowly and not reentering the game? He's gonna miss 4 to 6 weeks for THAT one. Whoops. [USA Today]
  • ESPN did analytics rankings, put every team of every major sports league in five categories and ranked every team 1-122, posting their top and bottom 10 overall. Here are the results. (S/T to Robb) [ESPN]
  • The AHL comes to San Diego, and like a hockey predecessor, will call their squad the Gulls. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Blue Jackets seem to have little interest in paying James Wisniewski past the trade deadline. Y'know, I don't blame them. HEY ARMY: NO. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • It's basically Pekka Rinne vs. tonight's opponent's starting goaltender, Carey Price, for the Vezina. And possibly the Hart. [USA Today / For The Win]
  • Igor Larionov spoke on the legacy of the Miracle On Ice, 35 years later, among other things. (S/T to Marcus E. Pettersson) [The Player's Tribune]


  • The Philadelphia 76ers, if you don't pay attention to basketball, are hot horseshit (intentionally, actually), and even the guy who plays their new mascot doesn't like them. [Deadspin]
  • An Italian rugby player will miss a second match after . . . yep, having his nose bitten by a dog. [Y! / Reuters]
  • Taking the term "freezing our balls off" to a different level. [NPR]


More Monty Python! This time, themed for tonight's game, the French castle taunts King Arthur and his Knights . . . twice:

"Now, go away or I will taunt you a second time-ah!"

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