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FRIDAY LINKS: All-Star Curse

Elliott's an All-Star! Quick, someone get him in some bubble wrap!

"I'm an All-Star…oh my golf cart injury is playing up"
"I'm an All-Star…oh my golf cart injury is playing up"
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  • Brian Elliott is now an ALL-STAR!!!!! Meh. Elliott was called upon to replace an injured Sergei Bobrovsky. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Beyond Checkerdome Episode 70: Mr Dangle featuring…Steve Dangle. Have a listen while reading the rest of the links. [SLGT]
  • Doug Armstrong had words on the "learning process". [SLGT FanShots]
  • Here's a fancy way to graph team chemistry, posted by Robb. [SLGT FanShots]


  • No games, therefore no numerical outcomes.
  • Is an All-Star nod a curse?! *dun-dun-dun* Well, according to Sidney Crosby, Jimmy Howard, Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Bobrovsky, Erik Johnson, Pekka Rinne…YES. [Puck Daddy / Puck DaddyCBS Eye on Hockey]
  • The NHL waited until just days before to announce that all attendees--including infants--need tickets for the All-Star events. Yes, days before a sold out event. Brilliant, Bettman. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ray Whitney: pioneer in videobombing. [Puck Daddy]
  • New Zealand's U20 IIHF team performs a "Haka" dance before playing against South Africa. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Being an NHL dentist is not for the squeamish. (s/t to erderuft)  [Bleacher Report]
  • Miss Canada has pulled out an interesting outfit for the Miss Universe Pageant. [CBS Eye on Hockey]


  • The real value of movie homes.  [Mental Floss]
  • A stock photo photo bomber makes stock photos better…and creepier. [Huffington Post]
  • Balls: The Super Cut (maybe cut isn't the right word around balls). [Deadspin / Screengrabber]
  • I wanted to embed this video, but it won't let me, so I'll just link to it instead. It goes with the above link…sort of.  [Y!/Screen]


Hank Green interviewed Barack Obama yesterday…this video isn't quite as high brow as all that. Here's 14 facts about Farts. YAY!

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