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Attempting links on this fancy schmancy “new” thing The Mothership wants us to publish articles on now . . . just to see if it’s going to work for links, because I’m not sure it will. Oh well. I don’t care.

By the way, people seem to be catching on, but just in case - all links emails need to go to slgtlinks AT gmail DOT com. Got it? Got it.

Alright, here we go:


  • Well, not much as far as LAST week is concerned. (And no, I’m not posting anything about Ryan Lochte, even to mock him. Fuck that guy. But go look at the video in the comments anyway, it’s kinda funny.) [SLGT]


  • In perhaps the least shocking news seen around these parts since David Backes left the squad . . . Alex Pietrangelo was named the 21st Captain in Blues history. [SLGT]
  • They even had a video about it and shit! [SLGT FanShots]
  • Pietrangelo will be joined in the team leadership group by Alexander Steen, Paul Stastny, Vladimir Tarasenko and (perhaps surprisingly?) Kevin Shattenkirk, who will serve as alternates. [SLGT]
  • Brian runs down the top ten Blues prospects, according to voting by our readers. [SLGT]
  • Team Canada has selected defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to replace Duncan Keith on its’ NHL September Money Grab Thingamabob Whateverthefuck World Cup of Hockey roster. [SLGT]
  • A favorite pastime of Blues fans for the past three offseasons - and I really don’t get this - is to continue throwing Vladimir Sobotka under a bus. I mean, what’s the fucking point? [SLGT]
  • The Chicago Wolves announced their schedule on Monday. [SLGT]


  • Managing editor of the print version of St. Louis Game Time, Mister Brad Lee, answered some questions about the Blues over at SB Nation’s Senators blog, Silver Seven. Have ye a look. [Silver Seven]
  • Jeremy Rutherford goes in-depth with the gentleman behind the @STLBlueshistory account and his purchase of the original white Blues sweater. Great read. [StL Today]
  • Good news for Kansas City area Blues fans . . . the Missouri Mavericks have arranged a working affiliation with the Blues. The Islanders are still the primary team the Mavs will serve, but this means a few Blues prospects will play for the Mavs this season as well. Cool! [Blues]
  • Alexander Steen says he could not make enough of a recovery to play for Team Sweden in that dumbfuck tournament up in Toronto, but may be on track to play at the outset of the NHL season. I’d rather he not rush. [StL Today]
  • The Blues have offered a PTO to defenseman Mike Weber, who spent most of his career with the Sabres but finished last season with the Capitals and played a few playoff games. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • It appears the Blues expect forward David Perron—who can play either wing—to play on the right wing this season. [StL Today]
  • At least one Blues blogger doesn’t expect the Blues to stumble this season. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Lou did a nice roundup of news at the end of this week. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Former Blues forward Lubos Bartecko has been named an assistant coach on the McKendree University hockey staff. (On a side note . . . McKendree is my Alma Mater, though I still refer to it as McKendree College.) [McKendree Athletics]
  • Blues fan/blogger/writer Kate Cimini goes over some of the weird shit that has happened over the history of the Blues franchise. [Puck Daddy]
  • This is quite the impressive Blues fan space. [CBS St. Louis]


  • The Panthers shipped heavy contract Dave Bolland and prospect Lawson Crouse to the Coyotes for a draft pick and a conditional pick. [ESPN]
  • And of course . . . the Coyotes say Bolland will not play for a while. [Sportsnet]
  • The Coyotes also hired the first full-time female coach in league history, tabbing Dawn Braid as their skating coach. [The Sporting News]
  • The Avalanche(s) hired Jared Bednar to be their next head coach, replacing Patrick Roy. As noted in the comments of last week’s links, he is a former coach of the Peoria Rivermen at a time when they were the Blues’ AHL affiliate. [USA Today]
  • Cap space can be an NHL team’s most vital asset, as Ryan Lambert explains in this past week’s Trending Topics. [Puck Daddy]
  • You will not find pads more ‘Merica than these babies Devils goaltender Cory Schneider is going to wear at the 2016 Hey The NHL Has To Pay The Bills Somehow Contest World Cup Of Hockey. (S/T to BluesMay) [The Hockey News]
  • The Maple Leafs signed goaltender Jhonas Enroth to a one-year deal to be Frederik Andersen’s backup. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Could the Las Vegas hockey team be called the “Desert Knights”? It might be. [CBS Sports]
  • The Rangers signed forward Brandon Pirri to a one-year deal. [TSN]
  • This year’s Pension Plan Puppets team-by-team previews has a great name which seemingly pays homage to Deadspin’s NFL team-by-team previews—“Why Your Team Sucks”. Anyway, here’s their preview on a team that actually has sucked a lot lately . . . the Edmonton Oilers! [Pension Plan Puppets]


  • Here’s a guy stealing some two-fours of beers from a Manitoba beer store . . . wearing hockey goalie gear. Canada! [Huffington Post Canada]
  • Some airlines name their planes. Here’s how they do it. [CNN Business Traveller]
  • Want to go to the cantina at the Mos Eisley Spaceport from Star Wars? Well, you can’t, but you can go to the Scum & Villainy Cantina in Los Angeles! It’s slated to open this winter. [Travel + Leisure]
  • Yes, Colorado has bins for people to dispose of their unused pot, in case they can’t take it on board. [Travel Pulse]
  • Here, you can see new rock/rap supergroup Prophets Of Rage and music badass Dave Grohl play the MC5 classic “Kick Out The Jams” in Toronto. [Nerdist]
  • A flight from London to Belfast was delayed by an hour due to . . . a mechanical error? Weather? Nope . . . an argument. [Y! / AP]
  • Intentional walks are not only fucking stupid, but sometimes they’re hard. [Deadspin]
  • Wanna buy shit in prison? These days, you just need some ramen. [NPR / The Salt]
  • California and Hawaii played an NCAA (American-rules) football game in Sydney, Australia this past weekend, and a couple players paid homage to the local customs and rules of football after scoring touchdowns. [SB Nation]
  • The average cost of one-bedroom apartments in 50 United States cities. Jesus fuck, San Francisco. [Mental Floss]


  • This is perhaps the most unique packaging I’ve ever seen on a beer . . . “EMERGENCY DRINKING BEER” from Wild Heaven Craft Beers in Avondale Estates, GA (suburban Atlanta . . . HEY HILDY!). I found this on our recent trip to Savannah, GA. It’s . . . okay. [Untappd]


I may have posted this before, but . . . watch as Toby (played by Rowan Atkinson) welcomes a whole bunch of us to Hell:

“Ah yes, I'm sorry, I'm afraid the Jews were right.”


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  • @BluesMay
  • slgtlinks AT gmail DOT com
  • Or post your links in the comments below, and we'll link to those comments next week.