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Hockey: World Cup of Hockey-Team Canada vs Team Europe
“I have to be partners with Brent Burns? But . . . why?!”
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DID WE MISS ANYTHING LAST WEEK?:

  • Apparently not. No comments on last week’s links post.

BLUES NEWS ON SLGT:

  • The Blues and Alexander Steen agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $23MM total, $5.75MM AAV against the cap. That’s great, but it will pay him handsomely until he’s 37 years old. Eeek. [SLGT]
  • Buffa likes the extension, and has four reasons why you should too. [SLGT]
  • The Blues finished 6th at the Traverse City tournament. [SLGT]
  • Robb was able to track some of the goings-on with Blues players at the World Cup of Hockey. [SLGT]
  • Just so you’re aware, we recorded Episode #132 of Beyond Checkerdome this weekend. You should get to listen to it this week.

OTHER BLUES NEWS:

  • The Blues posterized the Blue Jackets in a pair of home-and-home split-squad preseason games, 7-3 and 5-0. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Make your own Top 50 list of all-time Blues players. [StL Today]
  • Our old pal Chris Porter is trying to earn a contract. Aren’t we all, in a sense? [SLGT]

WORLD FARCICAL AQUATIC CEREMONY CUP OF HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Team USA sucked. [Deadspin]
  • Phil Kessel, without getting a second of ice time, owned the entire tournament. [CBS Sports]
  • Team Some of Europe and Team Canada have not sucked . . . they start a best-of-three final series tomorrow night. [WCH2016.com]
  • An insane sequence from Team Sweden and Team Not Applicable Team North America finished their game. 3-on-3, of course. [SB Nation]
  • Jaroslav Halak and Carey Price used to be a tandem in Montreal. They’ll be opponents in the final series. [Puck Daddy]
  • Scores and schedule for the tournament. [WCH2016.com]

OTHER HOCKEY NEWS:

  • The Senators had a big ol’ fight after something called Patrick Sieloff tried to give Clarke MacArthur a concussion (and did, in fact, give him a concussion). [Deadspin]
  • Another Sen concussed? Forward and young up-and-comer Mark Stone. [TSN]
  • Jets young defenseman Jacob Trouba requested a trade back in May, according to his agent. He is, as of the moment, an unsigned restricted free agent. [Sportsnet]
  • Penguins goaltender Matt Murray will miss the start of the regular season after he broke his hand playing for Team Not Applicable Team North America at that moneymaker tournament up in Toronto. [USA Today]
  • I . . . uhhhh, don’t know what to make of this thing from Evander Kane . . . because holy shit, no. [Puck Daddy]
  • The as-of-yet-unnamed Las Vegas team has already sold out their season ticket deposits . . . they don’t play until NEXT season. I guess that’s pretty good, right? [CBS Sports]

OTHER SHIT:

  • Terrible, terrible news out of Miami yesterday. [Miami Herald]
  • The great Arnold Palmer has passed. He was 87. [Deadspin]
  • Tell the cable company to fuck off and get one of these options instead. [Mental Floss]
  • Blue wine? NOT from Mos Eisley? It’s apparently arrived. [Travel+Leisure]
  • Some great places to see fall foliage . . . Missouri is in there. As is Whitefish, MT, which is close to some of my old stomping grounds. (Yes, this is basically a travel agency ad, sorry.) [Travel Agent Central]
  • The Aurora Borealis may be quite impressive this year. [Travel+Leisure]

BEER OF THE FORTNIGHT:

  • I may have suggested this one before, but New Holland Brewing Company in Holland, Michigan is quite fabulous . . . as is their oatmeal stout, “The Poet”. [Untappd]

VIDEOS:

I posted a couple videos from this dude called Snubby J a while back. Here’s a dance medley he did with his special weird instrument thing:

Damn.

And time for you to get Rick Rolled, Postmodern Jukebox-style:

Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down.

THE CLOSER:

BluesMay has your links next week. Let us know some things to link to:

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