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Hey, Mr. Coach, Sir. I like how these two players look when they're on the ice together. Hint hint.
Hey, Mr. Coach, Sir. I like how these two players look when they're on the ice together. Hint hint.
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Hoosier Blue has been traveling for the holidays. BluesMay and I had family in town. It all equaled no links yesterday.

That's alright, it means I'll have plenty of links today! I think.


  • Despite doing their best to get outplayed and blow it, the Blues won 4-3 in overtime over the Predators on Tuesday. Justin recaps yo ass. [SLGT]
  • On The Forecheck wasn't as pleased with the result but seemed mostly positive about the effort of their boys. I can't say as I blame them. [On The Forecheck]
  • Scott Gomez was put on waivers yesterday and had cleaned out his locker . . . [SLGT]
  • . . . because he was put on unconditional waivers, so he could be granted his release. [Frozen Notes]
  • A look at the shutouts Jake Allen has posted this season. [SLGT]
  • A look at the staff's opinions of the pending return of Patrik Berglund as it relates to the roster. [SLGT]
  • Episode #112 of Beyond Checkerdome is here! [SLGT]



  • Five games last night. That Ovechkin guy . . . he might be good and stuff. [ 12/30/2015]
  • The Year 2015 ends with nine NHL contests, including one on St. Louis River Island . . . errrrr, in Scottrade Center. [ 12/31/2015]


  • Ryan Lambert takes on the silliness of hockey as usual in his Countdown. [Puck Daddy]
  • Bruins forward Brad Marchand will miss three games (including the Winter Classic) because he did a derp thing on Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki on Tuesday. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Where should the next Winter Classic be? Somehow, despite the attendance problems, St. Louis is on this list. [USA Today]
  • Canadiens goaltender Ben Scrivens seems to have that midichlorian magic. [SB Nation]
  • The Blue Jackets are likely glad to have Sergei Bobrovsky back from IR, the way they've been playing of late. [Sportsnet]
  • 2015 was trippy for the Maple Leafs and their fans, man. [TSN]
  • NCAA Hockey 101 with Ryan Lambert. [Puck Daddy]
  • Team USA's U20's destroyed Switzerland 10-1 in Finland yesterday. Yeah, that'll do. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • What would the NHL look like if it went back to the "Original Six"? A lot more skilled, it appears. [USA Today]
  • An incredibly fuck-tastic own goal from a goaltender in a Polish League game recently. [SB Nation]
  • Sam Gagner cleared waivers and will be sent to the Flyers' AHL affiliate. [Sportsnet]
  • A look at the heroes and zeroes, "Statistically Speaking", of late. [TSN]


  • This gives me flashbacks to 1993. Hope you all are staying safe. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Ranking sports overtimes. The shootout doesn't make the list, because fuck the shootout. [Deadspin]
  • If you're gonna drink and drive, it's probably best not to post a video of it to Facebook. [Y! / AP]
  • Shocking to some (though not me), the Star Wars prequels had redeeming qualities. [Nerdist]
  • A Memphis player was being a dick about Auburn's game ball after their bowl game. [SB Nation]
  • A look at nine of this planet's most isolated towns. [Mental Floss]


  • This one was fascinating . . . Oculto, from Broken Barrel Brewing (an A-B subsidiary, as it turns out). Tequila was involved in its' brewing process. [Untappd]


A proper sendoff to one Lemmy Kilmister. Rest in power, sir:

And don't forget the joker.

BluesMay returns Saturday. I return Monday.

We may have links tomorrow, we may not. If not, Happy Goddamn New Year!