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Weekly Links - 2016 Sucks

Cool people need to stop dying.

Incredibly young-looking.
Incredibly young-looking.
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  • Mike Yeo is now an assistant coach for the Blues and is slated to take Hitchcock' s place as head coach after next season. [SLGT]
  • Mike Yeo discusses his new role with the Blues with Chris Kerber. [SLGT]
  • Beyond Checkerdome Episode #128, "YeoLO", is now available. [SLGT]
  • The Blues have signed Dmitrij Jaskin for two more years. [SLGT]
  • The Blues announce their 2016 preseason schedule. We will definitely be attending the game in KC. [SLGT]
  • CCR brings you NHL Award winners that won't happen...but should. [SLGT]
  • Buffa82 discusses the David Backes talks.  [SLGT]


  • All covered under SLGT. We're good.


  • Ron MacLean is back in for HNIC. George Stroumboulopoulos is out. [Puck Daddy]
  • In shocking news (not), Pavel Datsyuk has announced he's leaving the Red Wings for Russia. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Blackhawks trade forwards Teuvo Teravainen and Bryan Bickell to the Hurricanes for draft picks. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Jim Craig sold his "Miracle" mask for over $137,000. His gold medal did not sell despite bidding being as high as $611,000. [Puck Daddy]
  • Las Vegas is getting a hockey team. meh. [TSN]
  • Ilya Bryzgalov would like to make a humangous beeg comeback in the NHL. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Gordie Howe's public visitation was attended by thousands of fans and many NHL greats. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Jonathan Drouin has officially withdrawn his trade request. [TSN]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have hired former Blues assistant coach Brad Shaw. [Puck Daddy]
  • Randy Carlyle has been named head coach of the Anaheim Ducks for the second time. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Anze Kopitar is the new Captain of the Kings. [Puck Daddy]
  • Dustin Brown is still part of the Kings "plan". [Puck Daddy]
  • Ian Cole and his father celebrate Father's Day with coffee out of the Stanley Cup. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Wayne Gretzky is heading to Australia to promote hockey. [TSN]
  • Penguins honor "the legend" Phil Kessel at the Stanley Cup parade. [Puck Daddy]
  • Remembering the San Jose Sharks. [Puck Daddy]
  • Troll Kessel says he's bringing the cup to Toronto. [Puck Daddy]
  • Why were the 2016 Stanley Cup playoff ratings disappointing? [Puck Daddy]
  • Jimmy Kimmel talks to LA Kings fans and convince some of them that they won the Stanley Cup. The kid at the end is smart.  [Puck Daddy]
  • NCAA hockey games may start going into OT. [Puck Daddy]


  • Cleveland won a thing. [Deadspin]
  • Kansas City's minor league soccer team, the Swope Park Rangers, have apparently introduced this...thing as their mascot. What is it?!?!? [Screengrabber/Deadspin]
  • The Tampa Bay Rays held an Orlando Pride Night. It was the Rays' most-attended game in ten years (40,135). [Deadspin]
  • Columbia Clothing Company's new clothing tags will not just tell you the care instructions, but will double as wilderness survival tools. [Mental Floss]
  • This is a place I need to visit in St. Joesph, MO. [Atlas Obscura]
  • Star Trek reboot star Anton Yelchin has died at age 27. Super sad. [Nerdist]


Why do cats sleep in unusual places?:

Best of Chekov = nearly all his bits in Star Trek:

And this interview:


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