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Hockey: World Cup of Hockey-Pre Tournament-Team Europe vs Team North America
Colton Parayko in action for Team Not Applicable against Anze Kopitar of Team Some Of Europe.
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports


  • Looks like nothing, as it’s pretty difficult to forecast things that will happen during the week. [SLGT]


  • Buffa is ready for the postseason to be over. [SLGT]
  • The (Younger) Stastny Brothers will be together in training camp. Yan Stastny, who you may remember was not all that great in his first tour in St. Louis, will be with the Blues on a PTO. [SLGT]
  • We didn’t stop doing the podcast! It’s just that life and a lack of hockey shit happened. Anyway, Episode #131 of Beyond Checkerdome is here. [SLGT]
  • Brett Hull is rooting for Team Not Applicable in the Thing Happening In Toronto World Cup of Hockey that’s upcoming. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Speaking of that stupid tournament . . . Vladimir Sobotka left one of Team Czech Republic’s exhibition games with a clavicle injury. He’s expected to return in time for the tournament. [SLGT]
  • Jay Bouwmeester . . . goal-scorer? He did so on a one-timer from Ryan Getzlaf (and on Corey Schneider) in a Canada-USA exhibition match. [SLGT]
  • The Blues set their Traverse City Tournament roster. Five of their eight 2016 draft picks will be playing. [SLGT]


  • Patrik Berglund is the Goddamn best. [Blues]
  • New Captain of the team, Alex Pietrangelo, is keeping a blog for the Local Farce of Something World Cup of Hockey . . . this is the first entry. [Blues]
  • Vladimir Tarasenko is also keeping a diary. [Blues]
  • Tarasenko also conducted a snipe show on Team Czech in an exhibition match. [Blues]
  • Is it me, or is it getting a bit dusty in here? Why are my eyes watering? [Blues]


  • If the players don’t care, why should we care about that stupid thing going on in Toronto? Ryan Lambert, What We Learned. [Puck Daddy]
  • Former Avalanche(s) coach Patrick Roy says he “wasn’t having fun while coaching”. But boy, WE were, Patrick! [Sportsnet]
  • Don’t want anyone to step on your logo in the clubhouse? Put the damn thing on the ceiling! That’s what the Bruins did at their practice facility. [NESN]
  • The Saskatoon Blades of the WHL will wear special Gordie Howe sweaters on September 25th. Damn right they will. [Blades]
  • The Oilers have brought in Kris Versteeg on a PTO. Because sure they have. (He’ll be traded to Chicago in February and he’ll win another ring, just you watch.) [Fox Sports]
  • The Rangers have hired Chris Drury to be an assistant GM. [CBS Sports]
  • Mike Fisher will be Captain of the Predators next year, which should surprise very few people. [NBC Sports]
  • Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau will be paid a lot of money over the next six years. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • George Parros, who once pounded people’s faces in for a living, has joined the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. [USA Today]
  • Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had to go to a local hospital in Quebec City after suffering an injury for Team Some Of Europe during an exhibition match between them and Team Not Applicable. [The Sporting News]
  • Paul Gaustad announces his retirement. He was a free agent and had been in declining favor among fans in Nashville. [TSN]
  • The Las Vegas hockey team will have a name that includes “Knights”. So there’s that. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]


  • Towson University basketball coach Pat Skerry made a rule that all his players must vote in the upcoming election. (S/T to UIWWildThing, a Towson alum) [CBS Sports]
  • Someone had the option of a 47-year layover on a flight from London to Auckland, NZ on an airline fare search engine. When he asked for suggestions of what to do with that kind of time, the site’s customer service rep had an amusing response for him. [Huffington Post]
  • The play that gave Central Michigan their win over Oklahoma State shouldn’t have happened, but it was awesome anyway. [SB Nation]
  • Meanwhile, a South Dakota State tight end made a spectacular one-handed grab in their win over Drake. (Drake plays my Alma Mater, McKendree University, in Des Moines next week . . . McKendree is D-II.) [Deadspin]
  • Eddie Murphy does an outstanding impersonation of Tracy Morgan, and now all I can think about are “BALL PARK FRANKS”. [Nerdist]
  • A truck carrying pork products in Maryland caught fire. Extra crispy bacon. [Y! / AP]
  • Geez, hard to believe it’s been 20 years since Tupac Shakur died. I am old. [NPR Music]
  • We’ve surely linked to this before, but . . . the friendly folks of Gander, Newfoundland were willing to lend a helping hand on September 11, 2001. [Mental Floss]


  • Another of my pick-ups when I was in Georgia . . . this one hails from the hills of Asheville, NC . . . St. Terese’s Pale Ale from Highland Brewing. [Untappd]


Why do traffic jams occur? Well, let’s find out!:

Well, that . . . kinda answered it? I guess.


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