Stick in Link: It’s pretty much all Kesler today, as you might expect

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every Tuesday and Thursday. Warning: our links are so hyper, they change colour when exposed to heat. (Have something for us to share in the next edition? E-mail us at, tweet us @passittobulis, or just come over and write your link on a pad of paper, I guess.)


• Damn, yo. Ryan Kesler done changed the trade deadline game. [ESPN]

• Wyatt Arndt, a hurricane Kesler survivor, shares his harrowing story. [Canucks Army]

• Why Ryan Kesler could be the piece the Pittsburgh Penguins have been missing for years. This is actually a really interesting read. [The Hockey Writers]

• Would the Canucks trade Kesler to Edmonton? Edmonton is wondering. [Edmonton Journal]

• If Kesler is traded, there will more than likely be more deals to follow, says Tony Gallagher. For once, I agree with him. [The Province]

• Jason Botchford’s Van Provies. I really hope that the Kesler quote is real. [The Province]

• Shifting gears, this post has very little do with Kesler. It’s about numbers, which are much, much, much more exciting. [The Flying V]

• Wherein Alex Edler learns that Ryan Reaves is difficult to hit, because if you hit him, then he’s hitting you, too:

• Mike Beamish, with some cool information about BC Place’s transformation from a place where sports are played on turf to a place where sports are played on ice. [Vancouver Sun]

• David Ebner on Daniel Sedin’s slump, and whether he ever fully recovered from his concussion. [The Globe & Mail]

• Finally, a bunch of eight-year-olds thought they’d won tickets to the Heritage Classic, but it turned out to be the meanest computer glitch in the history of the world. [CBC]


  1. steveB
    February 27, 2014

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    • Diehardnuck
      February 27, 2014

      You’d really need to be wanting more than hockey coverage to sub with ESPN.

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  2. akidd
    February 27, 2014

    the edmonton story is hilarious. funny seeing other canadian markets and their pipedreams. gagner and a 2nd round pick for kesler?!? lmao!(or at least grinning widely) love how they’re dreaming about weber over there too. canadian hockey fans are such delusional romantics. very cute.

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    • naturalmystic
      February 27, 2014

      David Staples is clueless. It’s irrelevant what deal Gillis makes, Kesler has to okay the destination or he won’t waive his no trade clause. No way Kesler wants to go to Edmonton. IIRC Staples suggested that Luongo could come to Edmonton too.

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  3. Brentals
    February 27, 2014

    So the Russia quote from Kesler: veiled attempt at sparking this tirade of trade talk? or poorly chosen word (trade meaning his actually paid job of hockey player)? Seeing as it’s Kesler, I would say poor word choice is the front runner on this one.

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  4. Seth
    March 4, 2014

    the articles were an interesting read, the comments were just as great!

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