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Monday Links: Fight the Power

Dirty hits, Russian love, dumpster fires, fighting the power, and more...

What do you mean?  This IS my happy face.
What do you mean? This IS my happy face.
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Blues News:

  • Interesting article on Jake Allen's 'elite potential.' [NBC Sports]
  • Much less interesting article without any of the insight or perspective of the last one. Seriously, this guy basically says that Allen has never put together several top notch performances in a row before and now that he has, he is THE man in net for the Blues.  Was this guy not around last spring?  [Rant Sports]
  • As mentioned yesterday, Robby Fabbri is going to stick around with the Blues all year instead of being sent back to juniors. []
  • Another piece about Fabbri from a slightly less excited constituiency; the town where his junior team is located. [Guelph Mercury]

Hockey News:

  • 4 games last night, featuring all the teams that we wanted to lose, winning. []
  • 1 game tonight, featuring 2 of the lesser teams from the lesser division of the greater conference. []
  • Puck Daddy's 3 stars from last night, featuring zero Blues players. [Puck Daddy]
  • Fresh from the 'holy shit, I didn't know that' category, in the NCAA if a goalie is handed a misconduct or major, he has to serve it himself. [Puck Daddy]
  • The greatest Russian player of the last generation claims he had no idea that the greatest Russian player of this generation was a fan of his.  Seriously, was there a single Russian kid growing up during the Federov era who wasn't a huge fan? [Puck Daddy]
  • Dallas Star Alex Hemsky is in potential hot water for a dangerous hit on Detroit Red Wing Jonathan Ericsson. The way I see it, Hemsky looked to be going in for a shoulder-to-shoulder hit and it seems like he was looking away when Ericsson rotated more toward the boards.  I don't think it was all that bad, but I am a callous asshole so what do I know. [Puck Daddy]
  • In the 'didn't see that coming' category, an entire OHL team quit in response to their coach being fired.  Even the owner's son threw down his jersey. Wow.  Fight the power, boys. [Yahoo Sports]
  • We are only a month into the season, and there are already teams whose chances of making the playoffs are nearing single digits.  Check out the dumpster fires here. [Bleacher Report]

Other Crap:

  • Peer into the salacious world of a sex therapist. I bet hearing about people's problems with the horizontal polka just sucks all the fun right out of the act. [Cracked]
  • The joys of drunk texting.  Or, rather, the joys of reading other people's drunk texts and acting self righteous about how we've never sunk that low meanwhile whispering under our breath "there but for the Grace of God go I." [Distractify]
  • People who act like owning a pet is anything like parenting piss me off.  Funny comics about how kittens are easier to deal with than babies do not piss me off.  [Oatmeal]
  • Today's beer of the day is Celebration by Sierra Nevada. This old school craft beer is incredibly smooth for an IPA and has a clean, complex, spiced finish.  Drink at least 3 today.  One for yourself, one for Robby Fabbri who is too young to drink, and one for the good people of Guelph...our gain is their pain. [Untappd]

Song of the day:

Anchors Aweigh, in honor of the Flint Firebirds who stuck it to the man and bid their owner a fine farewell.