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Why do we have them? And what the fuck is an Anders Nilsson?

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Coming to you live from . . . NashVegas.

BLUES NEWS:

  • The Rangers did that thing where they were egregiously outshot by a team and won. This happens to the Blues a lot, ironically enough. 2-1, the final. [SLGT]
  • I guess Blueshirt Banter was okay with that. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • David Backes will not be signed before the deadline. Which . . . I think we were well aware of, but hey, let's reinforce it. [StL Today]
  • Scott Hartnell is a great trade acquisition for the Blues . . . this is 2007, right? [SLGT]
  • Bring your silly, stupid Rams fan friend to a Blues game! You'll get credit for it. [SB Nation]
  • The Bruins could ask for Kevin Shattenkirk for Loui Eriksson . . . which, well. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • There are no links yet but apparently the Blues acquired something called Anders Nilsson today. Fuck right off with that nonsense.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE NASHVILLE PREDATORS:

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Scores and stuff are over here. [NHL.com Scores]
  • Ryan Lambert attempts to defend Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz in this week's Trending Topics. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Penguins signed defenseman Olli Maatta to a six-year extension. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Meanwhile, the Lightning(s) signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a three-year extension. [USA Today]
  • They acquired Andrew Ladd on Thursday, then acquired Christian Ehrhoff, Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann on Friday. Stan Bowman and the Blackhawks have literally zero conscience. Must be nice. [The Sporting News]
  • Attempting to figure out the Team Rest Of Europe roster for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • A bunch of old farts played hockey at Coors Field yesterday. It was just like old (new) times. [TSN]
  • Minnesota can't really claim the whole "State Of Hockey" business with their professional team, but holy shit can they claim it with their high school teams. Check out this dramatic game-winner. [SB Nation / #Lookit]

OTHER SHIT:

  • When Britain fought against tea breaks. [NPR / The Salt]
  • The Great Turtle-Smuggling Incident of Toronto 2016. [Y! / Reuters]
  • A team makes its' tickets cheaper because the team blows. This is rather rare. [Deadspin]
  • Well, this happened. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • I listened to Jonah Keri's podcast with former Cardinals (and A's, Diamondbacks, Angels, Nationals, Dodgers, Marlins and Cubs) pitcher Dan Haren yesterday, and I was greatly entertained. [Nerdist]
  • Why do eleven and twelve have names, while the rest of the teens in the number set do not? [Mental Floss]

VIDEO:

Why do we have birthmarks? Well, here:

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