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Wednesday Links - The St. Louis Bluedeurs

Christopher Guest clips that I love are great to find. And I have a great one. But first . . . Martin Brodeur is officially a Blue and Adrian Dater is a fucking creep. Oh, and other links!

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Petro is laughing because there's some over-age, probably overweight French Canadian goaltending legend he's gonna have to start covering for. It's a sinister laugh.
Petro is laughing because there's some over-age, probably overweight French Canadian goaltending legend he's gonna have to start covering for. It's a sinister laugh.
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  • In a move that seems to signify the Blues don't think Brian Elliott will be back too soon, or that they don't like the prospect of giving Jordan Binnington ANY playing time right now . . . the team signed Devils goaltender and future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur to a prorated one-year contract. Yay. [SLGT]
  • Before that, as I_AM_SPARTACUS pointed out first, the Rams apparently were in on Brodeur. This, according to KSDK. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Brodeur already has a mask. It's like he knew all along. Or he's very boring with his masks. Or both. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Along with notes on Brodeur, Lou says Jay Bouwmeester is a game-time decision after possibly reaggravating his injury in practice, tells of Binnington's departure, says the Blues will miss Corey Crawford and more. [In The Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Tonight's game with the Blackhawks is not only the Wednesday Night Rivalry game (yay), it is the first Conference III Belt defense in the Blues' fourth Belt reign. J.R. Lind will likely put a Tale of the Tape up at III Communication later on today, if not at some point before this post goes up, actually. [III Communication]


  • If you're intent on tracking the Blackhawks' side of things, the best and greatest place to go is The Committed Indian. Otherwise, y'know, fuck those people. [The Committed Indian]
  • But there's more . . . Second City Hockey ain't a half bad place either. [Second City Hockey]
  • And then there's J-Mill's "asshole friend", Jim Kress, and the Chicago sports blog he writes for--City on the Take. You'll see an interview from Jim featuring J-Mill later on today. [City on the Take]


  • Ten scores last night. Boy, the Stars are just farting into the wind at this point, aren't they? [ 12/02/14]
  • Four games tonight. Wednesday Night Rivalry is an actual rivalry, for once (IMAGINE THAT!), and you may have heard about that game. [ 12/03/14]
  • In a Dick Move to end all Dick Moves, the Kings allowed Slava Voynov to practice with the team yesterday. Well, with the player suspended, that's kinda illegal, and they chalked it up to "a mistake". Whatever, dicks. And for being dicks, the team is fined $100,000. [USA Today]
  • Canadiens legend and Hockey Hall of Famer, Jean Beliveau, passed away yesterday. He was 83. RIP, Le Gros Bill. Truly one of the greats. [CBC]
  • Gordie Howe, who has been battling strokes lately, was hospitalized again and is in intensive care. This time, it's not another stroke, but dehydration. Battle on, Mr. Hockey. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Piggybacking on Adrian Dater's creepiness as posted yesterday . . . I generally only see and get Broncos news from South Stands Denver, but this time around, they're right on the Dater story. Colin wonders if the Denver Post has a problem on their hands(I mean, without those screenshots, I could've said "yes" already). [South Stands Denver]
  • Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo dared try to break the Jaromir Jagr in the Pens game against the Devils last night, so the DoPS will have a talk with him. [Twitter / @NHLPlayerSafety]
  • At this point, the Blue Jackets should just put all their healthy players in a cryogenic tank. Now Mark Letestu is down for six weeks. Sheesh. [Blue Jackets]
  • Harvard's unexpected hot streak, Providence's rebound, NCHC's dominance and the strength of schedule debate are topics in Ryan Lambert's weekly NCAA Hockey 101 post. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Sabres are horseshit this year. There was a pretty good chance young forward Zemgus Girgensons was going to be the team's lone representative at this year's NHL All-Star Game. Well, thanks to his home country Latvia, Girgensons leads all vote-getters at the latest check. Goddamn, Latvia. [USA Today / For The Win]


  • A further reminder that the National Collegiate Athletic Association is stupid and has a stupid face. [Deadspin]
  • Well, it sure isn't just the Maple Leafs fans in Toronto that are delusional. [Y! / Reuters]


Continuing Christopher Guest Week . . . a classic Saturday Night Live skit with Harry Shearer and Martin Short as synchronized swimmers, and Chris as a trainer:

Probably one of the greatest SNL skits from my childhood.

Win or lose, send me links and Christopher Guest clips:

And look for Episode 63 of Beyond Checkerdome later this week.

Also be on the lookout for the long-awaited (THREE WHOLE DAYS NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) December 2014 SLGT desktop wallpaper! It'll post later today.