I betcha teams from North America win gold and silver in women's hockey.
- As Brian notes, Blues left wing prospect Yannick Veilleux has been hotter than all holy hell for Kalamazoo lately, notching 10 points in the team's last six games. That includes a pair of goals and a fighting major in the K-Wings' 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Cyclones last night. [SLGT]
- T.J. Oshie and Jonathan Quick appeared on The Today Show yesterday morning. As my fiance noted, Oshie seemed pleased to be there and quite relaxed while Quick seemed a bit reticent. Y'know, like a goalie. (A link to the video is in this link . . . this is just the short NHL.com story.) [NHL.com]
- Today's games, one of which will be completed by the time you read this. [NHL.com 02/18/14]
- Is it time to forget the Miracle on Ice? Ryan Lambert says yes in this weeks What We Learned. Though I think he's wrong. [Puck Daddy]
- Team USA's women's team defeated Sweden 6-1 to advance to the gold medal match. 70 shots on goal to Sweden's 9. Yeah, that'll get it done. [Sochi 2014]
- Meanwhile, Team Canada's women defeated Switzerland 3-1 behind a 48-22 SOG differential. They'll play Team USA in the final . . . again. [Sochi 2014]
- Olympic hockey hugs! [Puck Daddy]
OTHER OLYMPIC NEWS:
- Both Team USA's men's and women's curling teams blew their way out of Sochi. Now we're down to teams that are actually good. Check out the schedule and results here (you'll have to scroll down). [Sochi 2014]
- Steven Holcomb and Steve Langton earned Team USA's first bobsled medal since 1952. It's a bronze, but I don't think they give a shit about that. Rightly so. [Washington Times]
- Science dictates that using huge fans to blow away fog doesn't work. GET YOUR SHIT STRAIGHT, SOCHI. [Deadspin]
- The Jamaican bobsled team finished last, but that didn't prevent some enterprising awesome person from creating this great video. [Globe & Mail]
- I don't really do figure skating, but . . . America wins gold in pairs ice dancing, and according to Lucy Madison . . . that's not because it was fixed. [Deadspin]
- Always return the movies that you rent. Actually, no one rents movies anymore, so fuck it. (S/T to Kate) [NPR]
- A couple college mathematicians in Oregon let a snowball roll a bit too far, and it ended up breaking a wall of a dorm room. [Y! / AP]
- Michael Sam received a standing ovation at Mizzou Arena this weekend. Goddamn right he did. [Deadspin]
First . . . I encourage you to watch this on YouTube proper to see the backstory. Basically, a skydiver dropped their camera off a plane last summer, and it happened to land in the pig pen of someone's farm. It was recovered a couple weeks ago. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise):
And then . . . quite possibly the greatest Oshie video you will find from the last few days. (S/T to @ChrisAhner):
This makes me want to tear down a fucking wall, man.
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And enjoy the early morning hockey games. GO AMERICA.