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Thursday Links - I'll Do It Live!

Hullie best. Podcast. Paul Stewart. Power Rankings. Hockey of color. Subban arbitration. Terry Pegula, Bills owner? #TeemuForever. John Scott blows. Linden speaks truth. Lawsuits. Beatings. Odd double plays. Windshield ax. And FUCK IT. Thursday.

Harry How

You won't get the post title until . . . oh, the video, unless you know exactly of what I speak.


  • ESPN did a roundup of the top players for each NHL team (I know, ESPN caring about hockey is shocking, but hey, whatever), and not surprisingly, they named Brett Hull the greatest Blues player of all time. The likes of Bernie Federko, Barclay Plager and Brian Sutter deserve mention, but definitely, Hull is the one. [SLGT]
  • Episode 48 of Beyond Checkerdome went up yesterday. We discussed beer, Scott Young, the minor signings and other stuff and things. [SLGT]


  • A couple weeks back, I showed a tidbit about Eric Lindros being a complete asshole to former official Paul Stewart. Well, I didn't post the WHOLE HuffPo article the tidbit came from, written by Stewart himself. But now I will. (S/T to HallPlante, who noted that three of the five most whiny players according to Stewart are former Blues.) [Huffington Post]
  • Ryan Lambert takes on the Rangers, Eric Staal, dumbasses who think Alexander Ovechkin is a problem and more in this week's Power Rankings. [Puck Daddy]
  • We linked to the Color of Hockey blog on this week's podcast write-up. Here's a follow-up piece from their interviews with the Subban, Vilgrain and Nurse families, and what these families think of their impact on youth of color in hockey, among other things. [The Color of Hockey]
  • One of the key components of that piece, of course, was one P.K. Subban . . . who asked for $8.5MM per year in arbitration, with the Canadiens "only" offering $5.25MM per year (which, face it, is a low-ball offer no matter HOW you look at it). Is Subban allowed to bring his Norris Trophy to the hearing? Because he fucking totally should. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sabres owner Terry Pegula has a shitty hockey team but more money than God . . . so he's gonna try to add a shitty football team to his portfolio, and apparently he's the highest bidder for the Buffalo Bills at the moment. [WKBW]
  • Teemu Selanne will make a decision on whether or not he will play for the KHL's newest team, Jokerit, in the near future. #TeemuForever [Puck Daddy]
  • ACTUAL HEADLINE, AND I LOVE IT: "How bad is John Scott going to be for the Sharks?" [Fear the Fin]
  • And speaking of lunkheads . . . as staunch a pro-fight guy as I am, Canucks top exec Trevor Linden speaks a lot of truth about fighting and fighters here. [Canucks Army]
  • Former Bruins defenseman Jon Rohloff, who you probably don't remember (and I sure don't), is suing the NHL. Yep, concussions. [New York Times]


  • Beating a man to a bloody pulp over a pork chop apparently gets you 15 years in Montana. Which might actually be helping this guy, but whatever. If you're gonna beat the living fuck out of someone, at least hold out for a porterhouse. [Missoulian]
  • A walk to load the bases with one out turned into a double play to retire the side for the Pirates. Which is something we should've had to say about the 2008 Pirates, not the 2014 Pirates. [Deadspin]
  • Ever had an ax come through your windshield? [Y! / AP]


All out of videos today, so in honor of my practice of basically doing every Thursday morning links post "live", here's my favorite Bill O'Reilly freak-out of all time, which may or may not have been posted before on links:


And that'll do it for me this week. If you've got more links, videos or other shit to send along, do J-Mill a solid and send it to him for your weekend entertainment: