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Friday Links - Trapped in a Balloon

What the hell am I talking about? You'll see.

Falling…a Blues tradition.
Falling…a Blues tradition.
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  • 30 Thoughts, including some on the St. Louis Blues and Kevin Shattenkirk. (s/t to CrossCheckRaise) [Sportsnet]
  • The Blues and Magnus Paajarvi avoid arbitration. Paajarvi signs a one-way one-year deal. []


  • Tampa has put in a bid to host the 2018 World Juniors. [Puck Daddy]
  • Kevin Lohan, cousin of Lindsay Lohan, has been invited to Capitals development camp. [The Score]
  • Do NHL coaches like the new coach's challenge? [Puck daddy]
  • The Blue Jackets re-sign Matt Calvert to 3 years 6.6 million. [Puck Daddy]
  • It's beginning to look a lot like ugly Christmas sweater jerseys. The Reading Royals have a front-runner for the esteemed jersey. [Puck Daddy]
  • Slava Voynov apparently has a job waiting for him in the KHL after his jail term is up. [Puck Daddy]
  • Here's a hand-drawn flip book of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory. [Puck Daddy]
  • David Pollak--a native St. Louisan who spent the last eight years on the Sharks beat, the last 28 years covering the NHL in the Bay Area and the last 44 years in the newspaper business--announced his retirement yesterday. (s/t to Donut King) [Mercury News / Working the Corners]


  • RIP #DeadRaccoonTO. [Buzzfeed]
  • This light bulb has been burning for 114 years. [Mental Floss]
  • A Minnesota man is walking 600 miles along the California coast to San Diego Comic Con dressed as a Storm Trooper in honour of his late wife. [KTLA]
  • Cub fan Bill Murray does not like the Cardinals. [Deadspin]


Some idiot decides to crawl inside a giant balloon. (s/t to J-Mill):

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