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It'd been a while since I'd thought of the crazy ass drummer from today's video. Also, Blues news and an upcoming matchup with Those Assholes Out West.

PICTURED: A player who has been "day-to-day" for a few weeks now
PICTURED: A player who has been "day-to-day" for a few weeks now
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I'll explain why BluesMay--who was supposed to do links today--isn't doing them today . . . later.

For now, though . . . click on stuff and things!

BLUES NEWS:

  • It's pretty Goddamn amazing the Blues still keep winning games. How long will this last? [Frozen Notes]
  • Remember when Kevin Shattenkirk was supposed to be "day-to-day"? Well, apparently "day-to-day" has now become "three weeks". BOY HOWDY, THIS GIVES ME FAITH IN THE BLUES' MEDICAL STAFF!!!!1!!!1!!!!! [SLGT]
  • Meanwhile, Vladimir Tarasenko will draw in tonight after missing Saturday's game. [StL Today / Morning Skate]
  • Also, Hitch is fucking over the youth in practice in favor of finding out if washed-up veterans have anything left in the tank (and if you're shocked by this, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you . . . seriously, just give Martin Havlat and Dainius Zubrus their contracts and END THE FUCKING CHARADE, JESUS CHRIST), and Jake Allen will be in goal tonight with Brian Elliott returning to action Wednesday in Chicago. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Colton Parayko? Calder consideration? One blogger thinks so. (Though I wonder how much this will hold true when/if Parayko hits whatever "rookie wall" he's due for.) [Frozen Notes]
  • Support the #HeartlandOfHockey. Check out what's going on with the Lindenwood-Belleville hockey team. [SLGT FanPosts]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THOSE ASSHOLES OUT WEST (AKA THE LOS ANGELES KINGS):

  • For a look specifically at the Kings, Jewels from the Crown is your place to go. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • For a look at all California NHL teams, you shall not miss Battle of California. (That is a directive, not a suggestion.) [Battle of California]
  • As for last night . . . Those Assholes Out West played Those Fuckers Up North . . . and TFUN won, 4-2. Thanks, Assholes. [Orange County Register]
  • In the process, Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick stole a Blackhawks player's stick and decided to hammer-throw the motherfucker for some reason. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]

SCORES AND SCHEDULE:

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Are the Stars for real? Well, I mean, they just lost to the Maple Leafs, but Ryan Lambert thinks they should be fine. That and more in What We Learned. [Puck Daddy]
  • Senators forward Mark Stone was slapped with a two-game suspension for hitting "Chicken Parm, Jr.", Red Wings forward Landon Ferraro, in the head in a recent game. [NHL.com]
  • Meanwhile, Jets lug Dustin Byfuglien gets to chat with the DoPS about his head hit on Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher from Sunday. [CBC]
  • Speaking of the Habs . . . they'll just have to deal with Carey Price being out at least a week. Y'know, as teams with the best goaltender in the world sometimes have to do. [TSN]
  • Jeff Gordon (sports-writing edition) does what he does best: state the obvious. This time, it's about Rams owner Stan Kroenke and the shitty Avalanche(s) team Kroenke also has a hand in owning. [StL Today / Gordo's Zone]
  • The Coyotes are looking at several sites in the Valley, including an option that would bring them back to downtown Phoenix in a joint effort with the NBA's Suns, who also need a new arena. [Arizona Sports 98.7 FM]
  • Rangers coach Alain Vigneault wants you to #PleaseLikeMySport when asked about the World Series Good fucking Christ, Alain, you're a prick. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Devils' AHL netminder Scott Wedgewood had master mask painter Dave Gunnarsson (no relation) paint  "Devils Super Fan" David Puddy of Seinfeld fame on one side of his new mask. You rock, Mr. Wedgewood. [In Goal Magazine]
  • Remember when Bryan Bickell got the Blackhawks to pay him all that money a couple years ago? Well . . . he's now in the AHL in favor of people with actual talent. [USA Today]
  • No, Colton Parayko was not the Rookie of the Month for October, and it wasn't even close. Connor McDavid picked up a point per game for the Oilers and truly earned that award. [Sportsnet]
  • Canucks forward Jannik Hansen opened the scoring against the Flyers by absolutely dancing Steve Mason, who already isn't a good NHL goaltender but had no chance to stop this one regardless. Whoa. [SB Nation]

OTHER SHIT:

  • An absolutely chilling tribute to the late Flip Saunders last night ahead of the Minnesota Timberwolves' home opener, including an amazing performance of "Hallelujah". There will be dust in the room when you watch this, I guarantee. #FuckCancer [SB Nation / Lookit]
  • José Mourinho is in a world of shit, because Chelsea is blaming him for putting them in a world of shit. They may be right, but damn is this cold. [Deadspin / Screamer]
  • The wreckage of El Faro, the cargo ship that sank while going through Hurricane Joaquin, has been located. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • ANALYSIS: It is not wise to set your parachute on fire while using it. [Gawker]
  • 15 facts about Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. [Mental Floss]
  • A ranking official in Israel wants to deport stray dogs and cats. Oh, Mr. Backes . . . . [Y! / Reuters]
  • The green cardigan Kurt Cobain wore for Nirvana's legendary (yes, I went there, Goddamnit) MTV Unplugged performance is up for auction. [Nerdist]

VIDEO:

For some reason, something made me think of this video (which has basically become a classic "remember that weird ass doing the weird thing?!" kind of video) the other day. Pay very little attention to the guitarist and bassist and pay ALL of the attention to the drummer:

Even after all these (five?) years . . . that's some insane skill, man.

With RoyalMania sweeping Kansas City and BluesMay working retail during said RoyalMania, I'll probably end up doing tomorrow's links. But we'll see. Assuredly, one of us will get the job done.