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Friday Links - That's A Perfectly Good Bridge You're Jumping From

I don't care. Here are some links. And THAT scene from Spinal Tap. No video theme for next week is set as of yet. Sorry.

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"I thought this was supposed to be a GOOD defense in front of me. Sacre Bleu!"
"I thought this was supposed to be a GOOD defense in front of me. Sacre Bleu!"
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Mmmmmmmmmmmmeh. Wake me up in March, I suppose.


  • A better effort out of the Blues than Wednesday, and Martin Brodeur didn't particularly play GREAT (oh, and that Vladimir Tarasenko guy put two on the board), but the Predators were able to eke out a 4-3 win over the visitors last night in NashVegas. J-Mill says words, as only he can. Because those words are HIS and shit. [SLGT]
  • The opponents' blog thought a lot better of this game, and even took it a step further. Well, take a look. And he's kinda right. [On the Forecheck]
  • Before the game, we learned that the NHL doesn't have a picture of Brodeur on file. Whoops. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Also, after the game, Brodeur sorta kinda needled the Devils, who--as you know--is his old team. Yeah, Marty. I'd say. By the way, Josh Cooper did an EXCELLENT job covering this game for Puck Daddy last night, and he should be commended. Thank you, sir. [Puck Daddy]
  • Furthermore, Brodeur spoke words before the game regarding his career trajectory, and a bit about why he did not retire with the Devils and moved on. [SLGT FanShots]
  • In addition, before the game, Ken Hitchcock wouldn't say much on Paul Stastny other than that he needs to play better. Well no shit, Sherlock. (And then he put him on a line with Patrik Berglund and Ryan Reaves in warmups . . . which is the exact antithesis of getting a guy to play better. Holy shit.) [Puck Daddy]
  • Before the game, Episode 63 of Beyond Checkerdome was released to the public. We were quite sure Brodeur would be signed, so we had a few notes on that there. And a shit-ton more. [SLGT]


  • Eleven games, and hey, they all had scores. Even that shitty one. [ 12/04/14]
  • Three contests this evening. Go Habs Go! [ 12/05/14]
  • Daniel Alfredsson signed a one-day contract with the Senators yesterday and officially retired from the NHL as a member of the team . . . even going so far as to participate in the pre-game skate. Cool stuff. [SB Nation]
  • An image that made the rounds Wednesday night? The shocked face of Craig MacTavish. Boy, he looks horrified. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Wild(s) defenseman Ryan Suter is the latest hockey player to be diagnosed with the mumps. Jesus H. Shit, people. [USA Today]
  • Will we ever see another Jean Beliveau in the NHL? [Greatest Hockey Legends]
  • The Sharks are an unnecessary mess, and Doug Wilson has himself to blame. [Puck Daddy]


  • I did not always agree with Bryan Burwell, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist who passed away yesterday at the all-too-young age of 59 after a brief bout with cancer (and by the way . . . FUCK CANCER . . . MULTIPLE FUCKING TIMES, FUCK CANCER). But what a writer he was, and by all accounts, he was a genuinely cool guy. RIP, sir. Bernie Miklasz has a tribute column. [StL Today]
  • Those small advertising blimps that fly in and around indoor arenas are fun . . . until one of them crashes. Like this one did in Portland last night. [SB Nation]
  • Belgian fries may become a declared portion of Belgium's cultural heritage. Fries. Heritage. NOT AMERICA. What?! [Y! / Reuters]
  • Long-ago NFL Draft bust Ryan Leaf is out of prison . . . and man, does he look like shit. [Deadspin]


I do not have a video theme ready for next week. I may tweet one out over the weekend. But I DO have two Christopher Guest clips for you . . . yes, including THAT one.

But first, one more from A Mighty Wind . . . well, not really. This is an appearance on an old Late Night with Conan O'Brien appearance by The Folksmen:

All. In. Character.

And you may have been waiting for this one all week . . . the "These Go To Eleven" scene from Spinal Tap:

You tell 'em, Nigel

By the way, I think people forget Christopher Guest was actually born in England. Which is weird only because of how "Americanized" he is.

Alright, give J-Mill all your links and all your videos and nobody gets hurt:

And I'll see you folks Tuesday.

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