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Weekly Links - Santeria Swing

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NHL: San Jose Sharks at St. Louis Blues
“I am a rather tall human being, skating with a stick and a hockey puck.”
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  • In the DC area this Wednesday? Wanna watch the Blues-Capitals game with pals? Read on! [SLGT FanPosts]
  • Shit was heavy for the Blues at the beginning of the week, but they were no longer saying some bullshit about “buy-in”. No. They just weren’t playing for each other. Or something. [SLGT]
  • The Blues and Sabres share a rival . . . (HINT: it’s those dicks from Detroit.] [SLGT]
  • Last week’s Beyond Checkerdome recapped a bitch of a time. [SLGT]
  • Why haven’t the Blues had that big scoring touch this year? Penalties. [SLGT]


  • Now that the Blues have figured out how to win at home . . . NOW it’s time for them to figure out how to win on the road. Yes, that would be great! [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • The Blues traded AHL forward Danny Kristo to the Penguins in exchange for AHL defenseman Reid McNeill, who reported to the Wolves. [PensBurgh]
  • Current (occasional) Predators broadcast team member and former NHL coach Terry Crisp—also an Original Blue—recalled some of Bobby Plager’s pranks from back in the day. [CBS St. Louis]
  • Martin Brodeur is going all over the Goddamn place in an effort to help the Blues. [StL Today]


  • What Matt Calvert did on Friday night was pretty fucking awesome, but please, don’t be the kind of dick described in the headline of this piece about the whole thing. It’s a bad look. #PleaseLikeMySport [Deadspin]
  • A shitty week for good hockey players . . . Steven Stamkos, Johnny Gaudreau and Taylor Hall all sustained injuries that will keep them out of the lineup for long periods of time. [The Sporting News]
  • Then, Rangers forward Mika Zibanejad broke his fibula in a freak accident and will be out six to eight weeks. Ouch. [TSN]
  • Scary situation in Tucson on Saturday—a game was postponed after Roadrunners Captain Craig Cunningham collapsed before the game. [USA Today / AZ Central]
  • Things aren’t going the best for our old friend, Flames goaltender Brian Elliott . . . but hey, at least they have Chad Johnson (and not the former NFL wideout). [Flame For Thought]
  • The Canucks apparently were about to trade for local product and recent shithead Evander Kane, but they walked away from a deal for the Sabres forward at what seems like the last moment. [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL seems to be dangling a carrot to the NHLPA regarding Olympic participation and the current CBA. This seems like an innocent way to set the stage for a lockout. We haven’t had enough of those! [Sportsnet]


  • Saint Louis FC has gotten strong support . . . but might we now see an MLS team come to St. Louis? There’s a plan in place. [StL Today]
  • In Spain, there is a fountain that dispenses wine. Yes, real actual wine. [Travel Pulse]
  • The University of Texas-San Antonio football team made a valiant effort against a very good Texas A&M squad . . . with help from a fucking spectacular catch that even fooled the television broadcast crew. [Deadspin]
  • With Thanksgiving approaching . . . it’s a good time to revisit some forgotten Thanksgiving dishes. [Mental Floss]
  • In contrast to the world’s shortest airline flights link I posted a couple weeks ago . . . here are the world’s 25 longest airline flights. [USA Today]
  • This is one funky-looking (and expensive) fish. [Y! / AP]


  • You simply can’t go wrong with Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewing Company. If you like porters, anyway. [Untappd]


Santeria sounds . . . uhhhh, interesting . . . in big band style:



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