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Weekly Links - Dream On

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Next Captain. Right?
Next Captain. Right?
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  • The Blue Jackets may blow out loud at the NHL level, but at least their farm system seems to be stable at the AHL level thanks to old friends John Davidson and Jarmo Kekalainen, as noted by our Prospects Department speaking on coach Jared Bednar's extension. [SLGT FanPosts]
  • The national broadcast schedule was released, and the Blues will be on national television at least 12 times next season. [SLGT]
  • Even if his coach won't be as willing to, Doug Armstrong will put his faith in the Blues' youth movement. [SLGT]


  • Something from 2014 about what Jaden Schwartz can do with all his money . . . apart from that, nothing, it appears. [SLGT]


  • Jake Allen discusses his new contract and the loss of Brian Elliott, David Backes and Troy Brouwer, among other things . . . with Blues radio PBP guy Chris Kerber. [Blues / NHL]
  • Jaden Schwartz discussed his new contract over Facetime with Blues TV color analyst Darren Pang. [Blues / NHL]
  • Speaking of Panger, he caddied for his nephew at the US Junior Amateur Championship golf tournament recently. [Blues]
  • Gordo has thoughts about the Schwartz extension and how the team has to operate these days. [StL Today]
  • Blues prospect defenseman Jake Walman had an injury-shortened sophomore campaign at Providence College but is looking to pick up where he left off last December. [Blues]


  • Lou Lamoriello confuses and scares at least one Maple Leafs fan. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The NHL's national television schedule has a strong lack of Connor McDavid, and Sean Gentille does not appear to be in favor of that. [The Sporting News]
  • NHL logos re-imagined with Pokémon (aka "Puckémon"). [Behance]
  • Sports Illustrated thinks the Blues have dropped quite a bit, according to their midsummer power rankings. Of course, I don't even know if Sports Illustrated still actually exists. (S/T to HallPlante) [Sports Illustrated]
  • The five off-season moves that will have the biggest impact, according to The Hockey News. Number one is something, though the reasoning has nothing to do with the Blues, per se. (S/T again to HallPlante) [The Hockey News]
  • The grandmother of Penguins forward Phil Kessel drank booze from the Cup. [SB Nation]
  • The Rangers and Senators swapped picks. No news, right? Well, the Rangers also sent forward Derrick Brassard to the Senators in exchange for forward Mika Zibanejad in the deal. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Rags also signed RFA forward Chris Kreider to a four-year deal worth a shitload of money, which was likely the impetus behind dealing Brassard. [USA Today]
  • Sabres forward Evander Kane was arrested for being a shithead. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Are the Islanders considering a move to Queens? Maybe. [Bloomberg]
  • Former Kings defenseman and always terrible asshole Slava Voynov was declared ineligible for the World Cup of Hockey by the NHL (who is running the tournament, by the way). Russia acted accordingly and replaced him on the roster with another defenseman. [TSN]
  • Free agent forward Dominic Moore ran his fifth-annual Smashfest charity table tennis tournament this weekend. Luke Fox found out 29 things during the tournament. #FuckCancer [Sportsnet]
  • A columnist in Seattle is throwing shit at a wall here, but he might be on to something regarding a possible path to an NHL team in the Emerald City. []
  • Former Lightning(s), Stars, Rangers, Blackhawks and Red Wings forward Brad Richards announced his retirement. [NHLPA]


  • Ken Griffey Jr. IS Seattle. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. [SB Nation]
  • Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale acted like a crazy lunatic over the weekend, cutting all of his team's uniforms to the point where no one could wear them, because he knew they were uncomfortable. The team suspended him for this transgression. Shocking. [Deadspin]
  • Japanese airline All Nippon Airways painted several Boeing planes with Star Wars patterns, including a 777 in a likeness of C-3PO. [USA Today]
  • Some of the biggest brewers in the world will soon be putting nutritional content on beer bottles and beer cans. [NPR / The Salt]
  • Some Alaskan lady drove for days with her husband's corpse in her car. That seems . . . ummmmm, yeah. [Y! / AP]
  • A spectacular water leap by a humpback whale was missed by a shitload of tourists because they were looking the other way. [NBC News]
  • There is science and math behind the Pokémon Go app, and someone explains it. [Nerdist]
  • What happened to 15 key players in Hamilton after the duel? (If you didn't already know, anyway.) [Mental Floss]
  • Terrible news out of Wisconsin regarding a current college football punter and a former one. [ESPN]
  • Researchers seem to have found out why jet lag feels worse when going from west to east. [Huffington Post]


  • BluesMay and I tried this one not too long ago, and boy is it good . . . Bam Noire, a dark farmhouse saison from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales of Dexter, MI. It is damn tasty. [Untappd]


Dream on?

Dream on.


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