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Wednesday Links - True Blues, 1986 Edition

Got 70 minutes? See a Blues promotional video from 1986!

Look at that massive bucket.
Look at that massive bucket.
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BLUES NEWS:

  • The Blues announced their training camp schedule and roster. Starts September 17th, and the roster shows 60 players. [SLGT]
  • In his first piece at SLGT, buffa82 says players like the recently-retired Bryce Salvador should be appreciated. No argument from here. [SLGT]
  • Here's five stories to watch while following the 2015-16 Blues. [Frozen Notes]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Shortly after saying there would be no out-of-court settlement, the Patrick Kane grand jury was postponed . . . presumably so an out-of-court settlement could be reached. [SLGT]
  • Did the Flames do enough to take a step forward, or will they move backward? Flames fan Ryan Lambert deliberates in Trending Topics. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sabres forward Ryan O'Reilly apologized for his off-ice incident over the summer, which--if you don't recall--involved him drunkenly driving his classic truck INTO a Tim Horton's. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • An international NHL jersey site inadvertently leaked the new third sweaters of the Ducks and Avalanche(s), a few weeks after those were supposedly leaked anyway, and it confirms what we already knew about them . . . they're pretty damn cool. [USA / For the Win!]
  • The Blue Jackets and defenseman David Savard squared up for a five-year extension. [Sportsnet]
  • Lightning(s) superstar forward Steven Stamkos says Oilers super-prospect Connor McDavid is already better than him . . . right now. [TSN]
  • Speaking of the Bolts, they're inviting goalie Ray Emery (and some guy I've never heard of) to camp. [Raw Charge]

OTHER SHIT:

  • ESPN apparently uncovered a long-standing cover-up involving Spygate (and much more), Roger Goodell and the Patriots. [Deadspin]
  • The Natives of many centuries ago got their caffeine from some . . . pretty off-hand sources. Mainly, because they had to. [NPR / The Salt]
  • The spear from the statue of Hawaii's King Kamehameha was found. In water. [Y! / AP]
  • Prepare for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens with . . . rings! Unfortunately, looks like they're only sold in Asia at the moment. [Nerdist]
  • The United States gives more than its' fair share of travel warnings for folks going abroad. But what do other countries warn their citizens about when THEY travel to the United States? [Mental Floss]

VIDEO:

Courtesy of Childhood Trauma . . . if you've got 70 to 75 minutes to kill, you can watch a Blues promotional video from 1986! Check it out:

FUN FACT #1: It's now been longer SINCE that video was released than the length of time the team existed WHEN that was released.

FUN FACT #2: Still no Cups paraded down Market Street. :-(

It's recorded, and we're working on getting Episode #97 of Beyond Checkerdome into your ears as soon as possible.