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Weekend FTB: Halfway Through August

James Reimer steals a goal from Matt Read
James Reimer steals a goal from Matt Read

The Reim Minister of Defense. The Sultan of Saves. The Backup to Bernier. Whoops.

I was actually going to link to HockeyBuzz - which is a sentence I never thought I'd write - because Travis Yost has been doing some phenomenal work with the Senators' finances. It's the kind of thing that you would expect a "sports reporter" would do, but is instead left to enterprising hobbyists who have no access to lose. Here's hoping Yost gets picked up somewhere that isn't known for being the pit of hockey writing.

Anyways, here're some links.

Boys on the Bus " Formulating a New Statistic for Team Luck, Part II
Is this better than PDO? Still doesn't look good for the 2013 Leafs.

Victor Hedman and Henrik Zetterberg speak out against Russian Anti Gay laws - Raw Charge
Bravo to Hedman and Zetterberg for speaking out against nationalized bigotry.

Nashville Predators, National Hockey League of Nations | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
The Puck Daddy series visits Nashville.

Watch one of hockey’s slickest shootout moves through the eyes of the shooter (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports
GoPros are cool.

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux has surgery after golf injury - - News
Flyers captain Claude Giroux will need 5-6 weeks of recovery after surgery on his right index finger.