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Weekly Links - Reptilia With A Punch

Plus a shitload of links from the past week!

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames
LE BUT . . . x3!
Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

WHAT DID WE MISS LAST WEEK?

  • Nothing. No comments. No nothin’.

SLGT GAME RECAPS:

  • STL 1 VAN 2 (OT) [SLGT]
  • STL 1 EDM 3 (No recap, but here’s the only Blues goal - scored by the new guy) [SLGT FanShots]
  • STL 6 CGY 4 [SLGT]

BLUES NEWS ON ST. LOUIS GAME TIME:

  • Is this Blues team a rebuild or a prefabrication? [SLGT]
  • Episode #134 of Beyond Checkerdome takes us back to that halcyon time when the Blues were undefeated and also recalls the career of Barret Jackman, news that was somehow glossed over in Ep. #133. [SLGT]
  • What are the lines looking like without Jori Lehtera being played two lines too high in the lineup? [SLGT]
  • Is Magnus Paajarvi defying physics and logic and actually becoming useful? [SLGT]

OTHER BLUES NEWS:

  • Jaden Schwartz returned to the lineup Thursday . . . [StL Today] . . . then centered a line with David Perron and Vladimir Tarasenko on Saturday (Perron . . . NBD, he had a hattie).
  • This play by Nail Yakupov to set up Patrik Berglund on Saturday gave me wood. [Blues / NHL Video]
  • Ryan Reaves got rejected by the Salomon Family for handshakes from their ceremonial puck drop last Saturday, so Kevin Shattenkirk lended a helping hand. [StL Today]
  • Paul Stastny liked his start to the season late last week, and I’d bet he still does. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Ken Hitchcock’s future after this season is still up in the air, but it looks like he’s gonna do something. [StL Today]
  • Due to an injury to Ryan Miller, the Canucks had a college kid as its’ emergency backup to Jakob Markstrom against the Blues on Tuesday. [Puck Daddy]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Our old pal Brian Elliott is off to a wretched start in Calgary, but that doesn’t mean we should worry about him, says Pat Steinberg. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [NHL Numbers] (P.S. if his early season numbers hold up, I would start worrying about Brian Elliott if I were a Flames fan.)
  • Three Michigan hockey alums all did “Score-O” at the old rink . . . and check this shit out. [Deadspin]
  • Capitals forward Daniel Winnik lost a piece of his ear blocking a shot . . . click the following for a video of the play: [Streamable]
  • The Kings’ AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, had a rather unique goaltending situation this weekend thanks to injuries with the big club. [LA Times]
  • The Penguins and goaltender Matt Murray agreed to a three-year contract extension. [CBS Sports]
  • The Las Vegas (INSERT TEAM NAME HERE)s hired Tom Poraszka as a hockey operations analyst. Who is Tom Poraszka, you ask? Well, he founded General Fanager - which is now defunct upon his hiring by Las Vegas. [Puck Daddy]
  • Flyers forward Dale Weise was suspended three games for being a dunderhead in a game against the Ducks on Thursday. [NHL / Flyers]
  • A bad batch of chicken soup left the Predators scrambling for healthy players ahead of their game with the Penguins on Saturday . . . one the Predators ended up winning 5-1, mind you. [The Sporting News]
  • Sharks forward Joe Thornton and defenseman Brent Burns were wandering around Pittsburgh the other day . . . and for some reason, Thornton was shirtless. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • The Devils dedicated a statue to Martin Brodeur this weekend. Y’know. As they should. [USA Today]
  • A look at diversity in the NHL now . . . [Color of Hockey] . . . and in the future. [Color of Hockey]
  • The Jets and Oilers played a game outside in Winnipeg yesterday . . . a game the Oilers won 3-0 after a short sun delay. [TSN]
  • Where are outdoor hockey games going to be played next? [Sportsnet]

OTHER SHIT

  • A dude will cover any song you want with a gun and a trumpet. Sounds fun. (S/T to TerrapinKen) [The Daily Dot]
  • The Nerdist Podcast got Rickrolled this week! (No, seriously, this interview with Rick Astley was pretty good, you guys.) [Nerdist]
  • Some info about Rocky Mountain oysters, apart from “They’re fried bull nuts”. (Well, THAT too.) (And yes, it’s true . . . Clinton, MT has a Testicle Festival every year.) [NPR / Foodways]
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars are subpar at football. [Deadspin / Screengrabber]
  • You may have heard that some team affectionately referred to as the Chicago Cubs won the National League pennant on Saturday. Here are nine phrases the Cubs gave baseball. [Mental Floss]

BEER OF THE FORTNIGHT:

  • Our pal Tony got married last Sunday. The bar had Schlafly Oktoberfest available in bottles. It was quite delicious, as are most Schlafly products. [Untappd]

VIDEO:

A favorite band of BluesMay and I is the Punch Brothers, a group fronted by new A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile. Here is that group performing The Strokes’ hit, “Reptilia”:

Amazing.

THE CLOSER:

Help BluesMay compile some interesting links for next week:

  • @BluesMay
  • slgtlinks AT gmail DOT com
  • Or post some links in the comments if you think we might’ve missed something.