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What? It's the Fourth of July? 'MERICA FUCK YEAH!

"Ott Down!!"
"Ott Down!!"
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ICYMI SLGT:

  • Here's the Free Agency day story stream. [SLGT]
  • David Backes wrote a farewell letter to StL. [SLGT]
  • Buffa82 on Backes: "A tough guy worth saluting". [SLGT]
  • The offseason isn't as bad as you think. [SLGT]
  • The offseason also makes the next Blues season unpredictable. [SLGT]
  • But the new look Blues may not be a bad thing. Or a great thing. So, a thing? [SLGT]
  • STEVE OTT SIGNS WITH THE RED WINGS!!! [SLGT]
  • Is there a youth movement coming to the St. Louis Blues?  [SLGT]

LINKS WE MISSED:

  • There are a few down there, though they're mostly from this week. [SLGT]

FREE AGENCY:

  • David Backes has gone to the Bruins for 5 years and $30 million. [Blues]
  • David Perron is back in a Bluenote for 2 years and $7.5 million. [Blues]
  • Goalie Carter Hutton is now Jake Allen's backup. (2 years $2.25 million) [Blues]
  • Troy Brouwer is now with the Flames, 4 years and $18 million)  [Flames]
  • Steve Ott signed with the Detroit Red Wings for 1 year and $800,000. [Red Wings]
  • A "Top Ten" on why the Wings signed Ott. (S/T to Donut King) [Winging It In Motown]
  • Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1st that could exceed expectations. Two Blues on here. (S/T to John A.) [The Hockey News]
  • TSN Free Agent Tracker. [TSN]

OTHER BLUES NEWS:

  • Jake Allen signs a 4 year $17.4 million contract extension. [Blues]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Some Puck Lists. First, ranking every July 1st signing. The Blues came off okay here. [Puck Daddy]
  • And in honor of Independence Day, the 13 best American NHLers of all time. [Puck Daddy]
  • Some terrible free agency-themed jersey fouls. [Puck Daddy]
  • Some folks were bought out before free agency started. Our old friend Barret Jackman was one of them. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Free agency day one winners and losers. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Then there were trades, like the one that sent Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban to the Predators for defenseman Shea Weber, straight-up. [USA Today]
  • And the one that sent Oilers forward Taylor Hall to the Devils for defenseman Adam Larsson, also straight-up. [USA Today]

OTHER STUFF:

  • July 1st was not only Canada day, but Memorial Day in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont-Hamel, a battle that completely decimated the Royal Newfoundland Regiment (from 801 able bodied men to just 68, able to keep fighting, in one day). I watched a good part of the ceremony online. [CBC Newfoundland & Labrador]
  • Take a look at this amazing memorial at the battlefield (1 of 6 Caribou memorials - one in Newfoundland and 5 more in France and Belgium on the "Trail of the Caribou") . The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial was unveiled in 1925. [Wikipedia ; First World War]

VIDEOS:

"The Banks of Newfoundland" performed by Great Big Sea:

HISTORY PEOPLE!!!:

A song for Ott, Brouwer, and Backes:

And because it's the Fourth:

THE CLOSER:

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