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Weekly Links - Stressed Out Clown

And, watch Hank Green roast himself for some reason.

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The face of a champion.
The face of a champion.
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And now, the offseason begins in earnest.

SLGT LINKS ROUNDUP:

  • CrossCheckRaise and I discuss a myriad of things about the Blues on Epsiode #127 of Beyond Checkerdome. [SLGT]
  • Hildy takes stock on the question of who the Blues' MVP was this past season. [SLGT]
  • Brian aka Tomorrow's Blues takes a look at seven players who could be available when the Blues draft in the second round . . . otherwise known as the "Second Seven". [SLGT]
  • Apparently, it's fun when the Blues play hockey at Scottrade Center. It was rated the third-best arena experience in the NHL. (I bet winning has a shit-ton to do with that.) [SLGT]
  • Mr. Buffa takes a look at why bringing in Mike Yeo as an assistant coach would be a smart move for the Blues. [SLGT]
  • It seems likely Kevin Shattenkirk will be dealt this offseason. Adam looks at what the Blues can and/or should get for him. [SLGT]
  • Are the Blues suddenly high on perpetually-battered "prospect" Ty Rattie now? A recent quote from Doug Armstrong would tend to suggest this to be true. [SLGT]
  • Our own tribute to Gordie Howe (another more full one later). [SLGT]
  • Blues Captain and pending unrestricted free agent, David Backes, put his home up for sale. So of course we're all freaking out, right? RIGHT?! [SLGT]

BLUES NEWS:

  • Lou Korac has done some one-on-one interviews with pretty much every key member of the Blues from the past season. You should read them, if you haven't yet. They're all on his blog. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • The Blues have Brian Elliott and Jake Allen each with one year left on their contracts, so they're going into next season with the same tandem. #NoShit [StL Today]
  • Hildy was once again a guest on Jets SB Nation fan site Arctic Ice Hockey's podcast. Go listen! [Arctic Ice Hockey]

SCORES AND BRACKET:

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • RIP, Mr. Hockey. 88 years is a damn good, long life for the man some still consider the greatest hockey player of all time . . . Gordie Howe. [Detroit Free Press]
  • Mr. Hockey's visitation will be Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena, with his funeral Wednesday at a Detroit cathedral. Both events are open to the public. Like his wife before him and in accordance to his wishes, Mr. Howe will be cremated. [TSN]
  • Some team beat some other team for the Stanley Cup last night. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
  • There's an SB Nation mock draft going on. Follow along, won't you? [SB Nation]
  • The Calder Cup champions are the Lake Erie Monsters, who won the AHL title with a 1-0 overtime victory over the Hershey Bears on Saturday. [Cleveland.com]
  • The Kelly Cup champions are the Allen Americans, now back-to-back winners of ECHL's top trophy, following a 4-2 victory over the Wheeling Nailers on Friday. [The Allen American]
  • Ryan Lambert looks at Mike Sullivan's impact on the Penguins in this week's Trending Topics, posted between Games 5 and 6. Obviously, bringing in Sullivan worked, eh? [Puck Daddy]
  • Meanwhile, the Sharks were being held afloat by Martin Jones (odd, considering he looked quite vulnerable at times against the Blues). And his workload in the Stanley Cup Final was insane. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Cuba Gooding Jr., who was also once a huge fan of Erik Johnson for some reason, fucking loves the Sharks. [The Sporting News]
  • In a strange deal likely geared toward reaching the salary floor, the contract of Marc Savard was traded by the Panthers to the Devils in a multi-asset deal. [USA Today]
  • NHL teams are receiving the information they need to prepare for an expansion draft. Hellloooooooooo, Vegas. [Sportsnet]

OTHER SHIT:

BEER OF THE WEEK:

  • I stopped by Nebraska Brewing Company in Omaha last weekend and unfortunately they were out of this beer at that moment . . . but what a name. Nebraska Bastard. Yes, of course it's a Strong Ale. [Untappd]

VIDEOS:

First, "Stressed Out" . . . the recent Twenty One Pilots hit song . . . as performed by a sad clown:

Huh.

Also . . . Hank Green roasts himself with rap lyrics he wrote:

He's not such a good rapper.

THE CLOSER:

BluesMay has your links fix next Monday. Go forth:

  • @BluesMay
  • slgtlinks AT gmail DOT com
  • Or post your links in the comments below, and we'll link to those comments next week. We didn't have any links posted in the comments last week, but I doubt we didn't miss anything. Post away!