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Puddles the Clown makes his return to the Postmodern Jukebox, and so the Postmodern Jukebox makes its' return to the links. Among other things.

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BLUES NEWS:

  • Your Prospect Department and mine, Brian, recaps all the doings down on the farm and picks his three stars and honorable mentions for the week. [SLGTSLGT]
  • Martin Havlat will make his Blues debut tonight against the Devils (unless he injures his back sneezing or something), Jake Allen will be in goal (again) and Steve Ott didn't make the road trip to the coast. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Chris Pronger was among a loaded Hockey Hall of Fame class inducted last night. Here was his speech. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Regarding Pronger, Dan looks at the one the Blues (well, more specifically, Bill Laurie) let slip away. [SLGT]
  • As for current Blues defensemen . . . is Colton Parayko a dark horse Calder Trophy candidate? One writer at The Hockey News seems to think so. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [The Hockey News]
  • In case you missed it, former Blackhawks fan (for now) Kat--aka @RunsOnDuncan--is a Blues fan this week thanks to charity and Blues fans' donations to it (AND during a week in which the Blues play the Blackhawks . . . FUCK YES!!!!!). She named all the Blues in this photo. Brilliantly. [Twitter / @RunsOnDuncan]
  • A scouting report on every Blues player from mobrien1977. [SLGT FanPosts]
  • Johnny is your link to the Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx hockey team. #HeartlandOfHockey [SLGT FanPosts]
  • And if any other folks have news from their local college hockey clubs, maybe post it in the FanPosts. I know several colleges in the StL area--including SLU, SIUe and McKendree--have had teams in the past. One key way hockey has grown in St. Louis is with grassroots support of local teams.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • Your source for Devils news and views is the site that used to be known as In Lou We Trust . . . now dubbed All About the Jersey. (But seriously, motherfuck Lou Lamoriello . . . and Judge Houston . . . just had to get that out there.) [All About the Jersey]
  • Devils forward Jordin Tootoo, who--if you recall--is an aboriginal Canadian, said trash talk between him and Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows in the penalty box area got "personal" on Sunday. He declined to get into specifics. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]

SCORES AND SCHEDULE:

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • A follow-up to a story from yesterday . . . the OHL's Flint Firebirds rehired head coach John Gruden and his assistants after the whole team walked out in protest of their firing Sunday night. Even the son of the team owner--who just so happens to be on the roster--thought his father was acting like a dipshit. [Deadspin]
  • Mike Babcock is a pretty good coach, and other tidbits from Ryan Lambert's What We Learned column. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Lightning(s) are already struggling. And now, they'll be missing forward Ondrej Palat -- one of the "triplets"--for three to five weeks. Yikes. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • But the injury news seems good for the Penguins . . . Pascal Dupuis returned to practice yesterday after a weekend health scare. [TSN]
  • One of the things to be reviewed at the NHL GM's meetings starting today in Toronto . . . the coach's challenge. [USA Today]
  • Also? Coach/GM hiring compensation. [Sportsnet]
  • I imagine they'll talk about 3-on-3 overtime as well. But you should be paying attention to it. [SB Nation]
  • The North Dakota Shitsipping Crybabies Whatchamacallits and the Minnesota Golden Gophers are finalizing a 2018 game against each other in Las Vegas. [Grand Forks Herald]

OTHER SHIT:

  • Dear Mike Thomas, Goodbye. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. Thanks, and go fuck yourself. Signed, this Illini fan. [The Champaign Room]
  • Someone decided to make seven drinks from the show Danger 5. And somehow survived. The name for #7 is . . . well, ALMOST related to our podcast. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [Cracked]
  • Nevermind that this Division III football team was destroying its' opponent . . . check out what they did on one post-touchdown try. [SB Nation]
  • Why we care about lies. [NPR / 13.7]
  • A bread factory in Romania exploded while tens and tens of people were taking in a soccer match, and the cameras caught the explosion live. [Deadspin / Screamer]
  • John Boyega, who plays Finn in the new Star Wars movie, recently cosplayed as Finn's nemesis Kylo Ren at home. [Nerdist]
  • Like several of its' kind, a Maryland island is sinking into Chesapeake Bay and almost assured oblivion. [Mental Floss]
  • This . . . is NOT a good way to make cranberry sauce en masse. [Y! / AP]

VIDEO:

Puddles--aka "The Sad Clown with the Golden Voice"--and his merry bandmates deliver a striking performance of Coldplay's smash hit (FROM SEVEN FUCKING YEARS AGO JESUS CHRIST), "Viva la Vida":

Excellent.

Hoosier Blue is slated to return to the Links Factory tomorrow.

Episode #105 of Beyond Checkerdome should be posted soon! Stay tuned for that.