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"Hi. Can you fix my shoulder, please?"
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Today is the fourth anniversary of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl airplane disaster.

May Pavol Demitra, Igor Korolev and everyone that perished on that plane all continue to rest in peace.


  • An SI Vault piece pulled out of the mothballs after Al Arbour's passing, detailing some better times between Al Arbour and the Blues . . . ironically, AFTER Sid the Third said Arbour would "never be a general". (S/T to HallPlante) [Sports Illustrated]
  • Because of some really dumb rumors going about, Ron Hextall had to shoot one down that had Captain  David Backes going to the Flyers, with Brayden Schenn as the trading chip. [SLGT]
  • Great rankings for several Blues in NHL '16. Vladimir Tarasenko, Alex Pietrangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen were all top ten at their respective positions. Doesn't mean a hell of a lot, but hey. [SLGT]
  • As expected, Fox Sports Midwest picked up the 70 games that NBC/NBCSN was not picking up, so all 82 Blues games will be televised. [SLGT]
  • Brian took a look at the youngsters representing the Blues on a tryout basis in Traverse City. Carson Stadnyk appears to be the leader of that group of players this year. [SLGT]
  • One spot remains for the Midwest Hockey League. Come, beat the shit out of me in fantasy hockey. [SLGT FanShots]
  • In a Trending Topics post from late last week, Ryan Lambert looked at what the loss of Patrik Berglund until about Christmas meant for the Blues. [Puck Daddy]
  • Puck Daddy is going through season previews in reverse alphabetical order by city. So, they posted the Blues preview yesterday. [Puck Daddy]


  • Lambert professes his disdain for players like Daniel Cleary (and later praises the Scottie Upshall PTO invite) in the What We Learned piece he posted this morning. [Puck Daddy]
  • I assume this was mentioned because of this . . . Cleary signed a one-year to stay with the Red Wings, if he makes the team. [USA Today]
  • The Penguins are for sale. So, some enterprising Flyers fans have started a GoFundMe to buy them. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Senators defenseman Chris Phillips had a setback in his recovery from a back injury and is not expected to return until mid-season at the earliest. [TSN]
  • The Rangers have named retired forward Chris Drury director of player development. [Sportsnet]
  • Lightning(s) backup goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had surgery to remove a blood clot in his left collarbone and will be out for two to three months. Scary. [Tampa Bay Times]
  • Rich Peverley--who, if you recall, had a scary incident in the last game he played that caused the postponement of a game--officially retired and will join the Stars' player development staff. [Dallas Morning News / Dallas Stars Blog]
  • In honor of their move to Brooklyn, the Islanders will have a third black-and-white sweater, and apparently it will look like this. [Chris Creamer's Sports Logos]
  • I haven't been linking to any of the Blackhawks' days with the Stanley Cup items because, y'know, Fuck Chicago, but . . . Daniel Carcillo did a really cool thing with his day with the Stanley Cup. He raised funds for a charity in honor of the late Steve Montador, a dear friend of his. [ESPN]


  • Why can't you wear white after Labor Day (which is, if you couldn't recall, today)? (Well, you CAN, because these rules are bullshit anyway.) [Mental Floss]
  • Some MIT students built a rollercoaster with what looks like fire kindling. Whee!!!!! [Nerdist]
  • Most of you know this, but it costs a shitload to put our kids through youth sports these days. [NPR / Shots]
  • Is this a Jayhawk encountering the USS Enterprise, or a Jayhawk giving a body-less person a blowjob? Well, it's either-or, I guess. [Deadspin / Screengrabber]
  • "I'll get you out of trouble, dear, don't you worry." *BOTH PEOPLE GO TO JAIL* [Y! / AP]


Todaybor Day Is Labor Day! Thank you, Homestar:

I swear I'm an adult.