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Hashtags. Backes = LEADERSHIP, but is he a wing or center? And he's not a lawyer. Babcock thinks he can find a hot goalie. Someone tries to get wasted off O'Doul's. And Nirvana vs. Rick Astley. Get drunk and be somebody.

Don't eat a hamburger patty autographed by Teej.
Don't eat a hamburger patty autographed by Teej.
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Hi. I ran out of hash browns for breakfast, so instead you get a fuckton of hashtags. You're welcome . . . errrr, I apologize in advance. #FuckYoCouch

BLUES NEWS:

  • Episode 6 of Beyond Checkerdome went up yesterday afternoon, where CCR and I discussed the new Blues ticket policy, the Central, beer and other shit. #BeyondCheckerdome [SLGT]
  • Team USA Hockey has a leadership group. Among that group . . . David Backes. #LEADERSHIP [Blues]
  • Speaking of CrossCheckRaise and David Backes . . . CCR brought this piece to my attention, wherein Backes says he went to school to be a lawyer, among other things about Team USA. #CawlidgeHawkey [College Hockey Inc.]
  • Also speaking of Backes . . . should he be a center or wing? Jeff has thoughts. #PowerForward [HockeyBuzz Blues]
  • Hildy sends along this piece from a new parody site. I'd show up for T.J. Oshie Autographed Hamburger Patty Night. #GroundBeef [St. Louis Toast Dispatch]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Mike Babcock is banking on one of his Team Canada Orientation Camp goalies to get hot come February. Good luck with that, asswipe. #AmericaBest [Y! Sports NHL]
  • Evgeni Nabokov is gonna be the third string goalie for Team Russia in Sochi, most likely. But don't tell him, or . . . like if you call him Francis, he'll kill you. #LightenUpFrancis [Puck Daddy]
  • ***OBLIGATORY PIECE ABOUT HOW INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS SET ASIDE THEIR DIFFERENCES WITH OTHER PLAYERS OF RIVAL TEAMS WHEN INTERNATIONAL PLAY COMES AROUND*** #DismissiveWankingMotion [CBS Sports Eye On Hockey]
  • The ice surface at the Olympics will be different than NHL regulations. Does it even matter? #BiggerIsBetter [Puck Daddy]

OTHER SHIT:

  • Can you get wasted off over a case of O'Doul's in an hour? Well, what say you, Deadspin? #Dumbass [Deadspin]
  • Russell Ireland, owner of Big I's Restaurant in Oxford, Massachusetts, is a fucking asshole that deserves to rot in hell. Read on. #Douchebags [Y! Odd News]

VIDEO:

It's been posted on links before, but it's been a while. So you get this mashup of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana and "Never Gonna Give You Up" by Rick Astley. #RickRoll


Rick Astley / Nirvana Mashup - Never gonna give... by GSM7777

You just got RickRolled. But I guaran-Goddamn-tee that you enjoyed it. #OrMaybeYouDidnt

Barring technical difficulties or general overdrunkenness, J-Mill will have your links this weekend. You should send him shit to link:

#NeverGonnaGiveYouUp #NeverGonnaLetYouDown