Thursday Open Bar - Time For America

"I told everyone about your glove hand, Jaro." "YOU PRICK!" - Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

I get to participate in management training for work in a few hours, so a few light snacks for you to munch on while you carb-load on beer ahead of today's Olympic hockey games. Root for anyone, but always root for America.

Just a few ahead of today's big games:

  • David Poile talked to Lou Korac about the Blues players that made Team USA. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [In The Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Time for you to be an Armchair GM! [SLGT]
  • Beyond Checkerdome Episode 30 is yours! We had Robb Tufts on to talk numbers. [SLGT]
  • According to the Nielsen numbers, the Blues are doing great (5th in the NHL in local fan base). Of course, that doesn't help the owners sell tickets to fans, exactly, but it's very encouraging. (S/T to HallPlante) [Deadspin]
  • There's a big difference between the NHL and IIHF, as the players will tell you. That and more in Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [CBC Olympics]
  • Sweden over the Czech Republic 4-2 helped with a goal by Patrik Berglund and an assist by Alexander Steen, and Switzerland beat Latvia 1-0 on a late, LATE goal by Predators prospect Simon Moser. [NHL.com 02/12/14]
  • You know about USA-Slovakia and Canada-Norway, but there's also Russia-Slovenia AND as I type, Finland leads Austria 6-2 after two periods. [NHL.com 02/13/14]
  • The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY lost eight Corvettes to a sinkhole. Hell, even the VPOTUS tweeted about this. (S/T to Kate) [NPR]
  • I'm surprised most NFL talent evaluators are able to function in society, because they seem to be real fucking jerks. The sad(ish) tale of Myron Rolle, former Rhodes Scholar who--because of that designation, it seems--never really got a shot in the NFL despite all his talents. [SB Nation / Longform]
  • Video 1: Wanna get rid of Flappy Bird? Well, good luck . . . IT'S TOO FUCKING ADDICTIVE! (S/T to FlickAuVin):

  • Video 2: Members of the NHLPA talk about memories from their younger days of the Olympics, with an appearance by David Backes because AMERICA. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise):

And that does it for me this week. J-Mill has your weekend. Be kind, rewind. Then send him the goods:

#USABestHockey

Find GDT's of the USA-Slovakia and Canada-Norway tilts on these here inner tubes later.

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