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Wednesday Links - Happy Birthday To Me

I'm feeling thankful for the small things today. Or something.

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Ray Shero and Jim Rutherford sure know how to pick 'em, don't they?


  • All three Blues goals included points by former Penguins, including the game-winner by Alexander Steen (assisted by Zbynek Michalek), as The Note take down the Pens at the New Igloo in overtime 3-2. Justin has your recap. [SLGT]
  • The folks from PensBurgh . . . well, surely they didn't like the proceedings as much. [PensBurgh]
  • Top team in the Western Conference, for now? The Blues. Nice. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan Reaves have a pretty bad-ass pre-game ritual. [SLGT FanShots]


  • Eight games last night. But there was just that one. [ 03/24/15]
  • "Happy birthday, dickweed. Three games, and you probably can't see any of them because of GCL blackouts. Oh, and because you have to work. That too." [ 03/25/15]
  • Ryan Lambert looks at some of the teams that just missed the 16-team NCAA Division I hockey tournament, some college signings of note and the status of Wisconsin coach Mike Eaves--who was NOT fired after an utter shit season in Badgerland--in this week's NCAA Hockey 101. [Puck Daddy]
  • For the first time in his short, very successful NHL career, Cam Fowler was a healthy scratch for the Ducks last night. The Ducks lost 5-3, so unless it was for rest, maybe they shouldn't try that again. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Red Wings forward Darren Helm welcomed his baby daughter to the world . . . in his car. [USA Today / For the Win]
  • Even with an uncertain future and running short on years, Shane Doan is still smiling in Glendale as he plays mentor to a young Coyotes team. [The Province]
  • Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy is cooperating with NHL security after a series of threatening messages on social media, including posts of some of Nick's personal information. Hope they find this fuckfaced lowlife prick. [Puck Daddy]
  • Excellent young Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton is out indefinitely with an injury as the Bruins are now in a dogfight for the final wild card spot out east. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • At a recent Rangers game, Sarah Jessica Parker gave Tom Hanks some serious side-eye. [USA Today / For the Win]
  • The Canucks gave defenseman Chris Tanev a five-year extension yesterday. [Canucks]
  • Greg Wyshynski has changed his mind on whether or not Shea Weber should be in consideration for the Norris Trophy. Predators fans might not like it. Maybe. [Puck Daddy]
  • Canadiens goaltender and Vezina Trophy frontrunner Carey Price got a bit choked up after meeting a boy from his hometown of Anahim Lake, BC. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is eyeing a return to game action this weekend, two months after suffering a very bizarre and scary vascular injury from a puck to his throat. [USA Today]
  • Some of Bob Cole's famous broadcasting colloquialisms and mannerisms have now been encapsulated in a mobile app. [National Post]


  • Jeremy Clarkson has reportedly been sacked by the BBC. Well, that pretty much ends Top Gear as WE know it, if true. [Jalopnik]
  • With US and Cuba relations improving, could it improve baseball relations between the two countries as well? [NPR / Parallels]
  • One way to not be caught if you're a criminal . . . turn off the "Use Your Location" feature on social media. Nice work, dipshit. [Y! / AP]


A few videos for you on this fine Wednesday. First . . . I'm feeling thankful for the small things today:

Yes. Happy birthday to me.

Next, a couple from reader Matt, in honor of the first goal as a Blue by Robert Bortuzzo . . . from The Simpsons!:

And this:


Send your links, videos and other shit to my wife. If you send ACTUAL shit to my wife, we'll find you and burn your house down:

And look for Episode #79 of Beyond Checkerdome later today.

Also, shortly, Hildy has a tidbit about a guy who COULD have been with the Blues at the deadline. It would've been fascinating.