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St. Louis Game Time Jul 31, 2014

Thursday Links - I'll Do It Live!

Hullie best. Podcast. Paul Stewart. Power Rankings. Hockey of color. Subban arbitration. Terry Pegula, Bills owner? #TeemuForever. John Scott blows. Linden speaks truth. Lawsuits. Beatings. Odd double plays. Windshield ax. And FUCK IT. Thursday. You won't get the post title until . . . oh, the video, unless you know exactly of what I speak. BLUES NEWS: ESPN did a roundup of the top players for each NHL team (I know, ESPN caring about hockey is shocking, but hey, whatever), and not surprisingly, they named Brett Hull the greatest Blues player of all time. The likes of Bernie Federko,...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 30, 2014
Brett Hull Was The Greatest Blue Of All Time. Right?

Brett Hull Was The Greatest Blue Of All Time. Right?

ESPN's list of top franchise players doesn't include any surprises for the Blues. It's next to impossible to not look back through the years of the Blues and say that Brett Hull's tenure was anything less than amazing. In eleven years with the franchise, Hull has 527 goals with the team, which is a franchise record that I can't see being broken any time soon. The eight-time all star is second on the Blues' points list with 936 and is third in all-time league goals with 741. Here're Hullie's stats with the Blues, from STLBlues.com: When I think of my childhood obsession with hockey, Hull...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 30, 2014

Beyond Checkerdome #48: Dog Days

Episode 48 is up and ready to go for a walk.... Hello there, boys and girls, we're back with more Beyond Checkerdome! The dog days of summer are here, and we talk about some old dogs and young pups in this episode. Once again we wonder where Ian Cole fits in the roster, the legacy of Scott Young, where the recent signings fit in the overall depth chart, and Coach Hitch hits twitter. We also talk about some small stories from around the league, including the discovery of a blog where "Hockey Is For Everyone" hits home. All this and more! Give it a listen, eh? For a...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 30, 2014

Wednesday Links - Sick Flow for the Wolves

Mueller Mullet. Hating the Central. Fuck Abdelkader. Staal surgery. More on the NHL's national TV sked. Trottier to Buffalo. Fuck Dustin Brown. Fuck rules. Gardiner, Frolik get paid. Fuck Bon Jovi. Catsachusetts. And Pokey. Wed . . . nes . . . day? The Blues did stuff . . . and stuff. BLUES NEWS: Remember Peter Mueller? Well, he'll be with the Wolves next year, most likely, on a one-year two-way deal. And look at that mullet! What a beauty . . . boy, South County bars better be on the lookout for this guy. [SLGT] HOCKEY NEWS: Part one of a two-part (I presume) series on hating the...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 29, 2014
Blues Sign Former Panthers Forward Peter Mueller

Blues Sign Former Panthers Forward Peter Mueller

The Blues shore up some more offensive depth for the Wolves. The Blues have released a press statement (that hasn't been emailed to the press or put on their website yet) regarding another minor free agent signing. Some of you may remember Peter Mueller from the Florida Panthers, Colorado Avalanche, and Phoenix Arizona Coyotes. He's spent the last season playing for Kloten in the Swiss-A league, amassing a nice 24 goals and 46 points in 49 games. He, like fellow not-North American player Magnus Paajarvi, is a former first round draft selection, chosen 8th overall in the 2006 draft by the...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 29, 2014

Tuesday Links - Time Lapses Are Fun

Central Division Awesomeness. Signings. Dubas. Torts. Haunting shit. Junior hockey unions? Beer. Fuck off, Sterling. Troy Tulowizki (sp). Pronger's Cup. And logos. It's a Tuesday and stuff. I'm a man. And I can change. If I have to. I guess. BLUES NEWS: *fart* HOCKEY NEWS: The Central Division is a fucking madhouse, and the Stars and Blues did the best to get themselves close to Chicago, according to Ryan Lambert in this week's What We Learned. [Puck Daddy] Daniel Winnik signed a cheap deal with the Maple Leafs recently. [Maple Leafs] Speaking of the Leafs . . . their new assistant GM,...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 28, 2014
Monday Open Bar - Hockey Doldrums

Monday Open Bar - Hockey Doldrums

There's almost (but NOT quite) literally fucking nothing to talk about. So I'm not going to waste your time too much this morning. Yeah, motherfuck the offseason. I can't really blame J-Mill for not putting anything up yesterday. Next to nothing happened. Anyway. Here's a few things: The Rangers and A**** W**** . . . errrrr, Derick Brassard . . . avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $25MM extension over five years. That seems like a lot for . . . uhhhhh, that guy, does it not? [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey] Speaking of the Rangers . . . Dominic Moore and friends raised a shit-ton of money for...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 26, 2014
Saturday Afternoon Delight Links

Saturday Afternoon Delight Links

Some lunchtime clickings!  We had ourselves an early morning post (see below), so you get links in the afternoon - just like Ron Burgundy likes it!   rminton618 is optimistic about the Blues, and here's why: [SLGT] ANTI-ANALYTICS PEOPLE: "Welp, good thing we don't play in the Corsi Hockey League!" ...well, if we did, here would be the 2013-14 awards for each team: [Second City Hockey] James Reimer re-signed for the Maple Leafs to be the unfair whipping boy in Toronto, even though he could've very easily started in Winnipeg. Canada makes less & less sense every day. 2 years, $4.6mill...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 26, 2014

Youthful Optimism

A reason for optimism during the long off season. This is the doldrums for sports, unless you happen to be a baseball fan. As much as I try, I am not. There is no football, and worst of all, no hockey. The Blues are an old franchise, but we have never won the cup. We have put together some great teams, but we ultimately have always fallen short. There is nothing I want more than a parade in downtown St. Louis. If there is something I will settle for, it is a long run of competitive to dominating Blues hockey. If we fail to win the cup, I will be sad. If we are consistently competing for...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 25, 2014

Friday Links: Happy Belated Batman Day!

Don't hire Joe Sacco, don't win games & miss out on McDavid, don't cyberbully, don't die watching The Simpsons, but do build a fart cannon. As Snoop Dogg once said, "Click it like it's hot!" ...I don't know why he said that, doesn't make any sense and it wasn't how his song was supposed to go...but who are we to argue with D-O-double G? BLUES NEWS: This is a couple days old, but JR sees the Carl Gunnarsson-for-Roman Polak trade as making the choice to, as the headline says, "pass, not hit." Which is oddly out of character for JR, seeing as if you're passing the puck, you have the...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 24, 2014
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Blues' "If Hockey Players Went Home" Homecoming Is Kind Of Awful

TSN's series on the homecoming of hockey players moves stateside, and Buffalo and Minnesota seem to be the best of the bunch. Hockey seems to have this weird obsession with LeBron James.Whether it's through terrible memes or complaining about cramps on Twitter, hockey folks talk about basketball's (current) best player significantly more than basketball fans talk about hockey's (current) best player, Sidney Crosby*. In case you missed it, LeBron decided to return home to Cleveland to play the next couple of seasons with the Cavs. Good for him. Hockey writers immediately applied this idea to...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 24, 2014
Thursday Links - Asking Stupid Questions

Thursday Links - Asking Stupid Questions

If you ask a stupid question, chances are that you'll get either a stupid answer or no answer at all. Bottom line? Don't ask stupid questions. Oh, and other links, including a special triple-video portion of the program. What am I talking about? Well, that's a stupid question since you know I'll answer it anyway. BLUES NEWS: The best way to get a stupid answer (or, in pretty much all these cases, no answer at all) is to ask a stupid fucking question. That was basically the mood of Ken Hitchcock's takeover Q-and-A of the Blues' Twitter account Tuesday morning. (S/T to @ChrisAhner)...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 23, 2014

Wednesday Links - Tim Peel Is Not Wise, Is He?

National TV. Lehtera. Peel off Twitter. Leafs shakeup/signing. Winners/losers. Roussel signs. Glendale bitches. Hell's Kitchen penthouse? #FartNoise. Four pound burger. Weed. The Gimli Glider. Mayflies. And Vlog Bros. punishments. Wednesday. Well, you can't expect the news to be scintillating EVERY day. BLUES NEWS: The NHL released their national television schedule yesterday, and the Blues are on it 11 times. For those who want to bitch about lack of respect . . . that's one more than the usual league maximum, so cram it up your ass. [SLGT] J-Mill has his thoughts on the national...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 22, 2014
Jori Lehterä Scouting Report

Jori Lehterä Scouting Report

St. Louis Blues prospect Jori Lehtera leaves the KHL to pursue a career in the NHL. As Sam Rosen so infamously exclaimed on June 14, 1994, “The waiting is over!” At long last, St. Louis Blues fans will be able to see 26 year-old Jori Lehtera play with the blue note on his chest. After seven years developing his game with Tappara of the Finnish Elite League and Sibir Novoibirsk of the Kontinetal Hockey League, Lehtera has once again made the decision to test his game in North America. The possibility of Lehtera finally returning to North America to play for the Blues abruptly started...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 22, 2014

NHL Schedule Release: Blues Have 11 Games On NBC Networks

The Blues will be unleashed on an unsuspecting national viewing audience quite a few times this season. The national television broadcast was released today, and Blues fans should be happy with the team's national exposure this year. The first nationally televised game is on November 4th against the New Jersey Devils - if that seems odd, just remember the entertainment value of the last time those two teams met it New Jersey and how we were all laughing/crying/drunk by the end of it. Perfect for an evening cable broadcast! The Blues also get a Wednesday Night Rivalry game against the...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 22, 2014

Tuesday Links - Actual News in Bluesville. What?!

Actual Blues news! Sad news from the CHI. Egg Tim Peel's Twitter account. Be smarter, GM's. Rocky Mountain Extreme. Arbitration. Gino. Bozon. Ovech-split. RIP, Jim Rockford. Tree dies of irony. Stop it, Tebow. Bridges for sale. And mid-80's aerobics. Tuesday. There was actual Blues news yesterday. Rejoice! BLUES NEWS: Vladimir Sobotka will be paid $2.725MM in one season when he returns to the NHL, be it with the Blues or someone else if he gets traded away. As noted from Paperwork Ninja in the comments . . . neither side got what they wanted out of this. I'd think the Blues especially so,...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 21, 2014

Monday Links - Will It Be Pie, Cake or Death?

Vanelli. Dutchie. Awesome goalie masks. Honeymoon signings. Bleeding money out of a turnip. Five Hole For Food. BFiB party foul. So Ill dumbass. Baseball dumbass. Pie or cake? Cake or death? Star Wars drinking song. And Fat Bottomed Girls. Monday. J-Mill apologizes for not having links yesterday. Just didn't have time for it. Shit happens. You survived anyway. And now you get links! It's a slow offseason. BLUES NEWS: Nothing, really, but Lou has a bit on Blues prospect Tommy Vannelli . . . who says his move from being a Minnesota Gopher hockey commit to the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers was...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 19, 2014
Saturday Links: Our Links Are Great! Your Links Suck!

Saturday Links: Our Links Are Great! Your Links Suck!

Weird Al sings about sports. Other things too, but why would you care about any of those? Link break: click 'em if you got 'em...or you can just bum some off of me if you want. [Under breath] Moocher... BLUES NEWS: Missed this yesterday, but Doug Armstrong had himself a chat with Blues fans about the off-season thus far. Sticktaps go to CanesAndBluesFan for reminding me! [STLToday] In another turn of the Sobe, a translated statement from Vladimir Sobotka's new-new agent makes it sound like he plans on playing one year in the KHL before making his triumphant return to North America...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 18, 2014

Friday Links: Just A Little Bit...Just A Little Bit...

Gunnar has great taste in music, bizarre DGB, happy Schmosby, & Humans of St. Louis...brought to you by the letter "D." The title for today's links were in reference to Vladimir Sobotka feeling like he needed a little more R-E-S-P-E-C-T (just a little bit!)...but then I saw that DK linked that yesterday. You know what though? I don't feel like changing it. BLUES NEWS: Blues legends Brian Sutter, Bob Plager, and the late great announcer Dan Kelly will be inducted into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame on September 24th. Also going in that night will be Chris Carpenter, Aeneas Williams,...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 17, 2014
Thursday Links - Acoustic Daft Punk

Thursday Links - Acoustic Daft Punk

You want links? Well, today was a good time to want them! I have a lot. It's an unusually busy Thursday. Let's get down to brass tacks. BLUES NEWS: A couple minor signings . . . first, the Blues signed journeyman center Benn Ferriero to a one-year two-way deal probably basically to replace Keith Aucoin with the Wolves. And holy hell, look at his team photo from last year. [SLGT FanShots] Then, the Blues added to their blue line depth by signing St. Louis's own (and long-time pal of Paul Stastny) Chris Butler to a one-year two-way deal. More Wolves depth! [Blues] Episode 47 of Beyond...

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