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Jincy Dunne restores pride in America and the St. Louis area, a young man bravely fights the good fight against cancer and the Blues play the biggest mess in the league. Happy Tuesday!

Doesn't LOOK like a hockey player, but . . .
Doesn't LOOK like a hockey player, but . . .
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I'm an Illinois fan, as most of you know, and Mizzou fans have tended to root for a conference these days.

Well, whatever. Fuck Ohio State, and fuck the SEC too. Also, fuck your #Narrative.

Anyway. Your links.


  • David Backes was your number one star this week. IN THE ENTIRE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE. []
  • Jake Allen's starting tonight. Brian Elliott returns Thursday. And other stuff. Thanks Lou! [In The Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Not a Blues story, but a damn inspiring one about Adam Cheung and his battle with cancer. Thanks for sharing it, Art Lippo. And all the best, Adam. #ForeverCheung #FuckCancer [Along the Boards]


  • David Perron is no longer an Oilers forward, so you may want to read up on these guys. Start at The Copper & Blue. [The Copper & Blue]


  • Three scores last night. Oh hey, nice work, Colorado. [ 01/12/15]
  • Ten contests tonight. There's that one. [ 01/13/15]
  • JINCY DUNNE! O'Fallon, MO's own, and team Captain, scored two goals (including the game-winner in overtime) to lift Team USA over Canada 3-2 and capture gold at the U18 Women's World Hockey Championship. [Buffalo News]
  • The Maple Leafs recalled William Nylander, the eighth overall pick of last year's draft (and the son of former NHLer Michael Nylander), from his Swedish club. [CBC]
  • The Wild(s) made their bed and have to sleep in it. That and more in Ryan Lambert's What We Learned. [Puck Daddy]
  • John Scott wears John Scott shirt. Which is kinda like Ed Hardy wearing an Ed Hardy shirt, yes? [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Bruins forward Simon Gagne will not return to the team following the death of his father in December. [Bruins]
  • Sabres forward Cody McCormick had a blood clot. Yikes. [USA Today]


  • Swiss folks living on the German border may no longer be able to get cheaper pizza from Germany. THIS WOULDN'T HAPPEN IN MY AMERI . . . oh. [Y! / Reuters]
  • What does your online avatar reveal about you? Well, my SB Nation avatar reveals that my nickname is Donut King. [NPR / Shots]
  • The 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or goes to . . . Cristiano Ronaldo, who is pretty good at soccer and shit. [Deadspin / Screamer]


Steve Dangle's LFR following the Maple Leafs loss to the Capitals last week (in Peter Horachek's first game as head coach, mind you) made reference to the badass-ness that is Roman Polak, and so you must watch. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise):

Steve Dangle rules.

Your links, videos and other shit go on yonder:

And stay tuned for Episode 69 of Beyond Checkerdome--WITH A SPECIAL GUEST!--later this week.