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Wednesday Links - Technology Is Good

Because, y'know, without technology, you wouldn't be reading these links. Nor would I be married. Nor would a myriad of other things have happened.

Hug it out, boys.
Hug it out, boys.
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

April Fool's Day. Otherwise known as "Amateur Day for Assholes".



  • Average Joe has never shied away from an opinion. Nor does he here, regarding what should happen if the Blues falter in the postseason (again) this year. [SLGT]
  • The Wolves have clawed back into the AHL playoff picture and Ty Rattie was the AHL's Player of the Week. Brian is on it. [SLGT; SLGT]
  • "Big Hitter, The Lama". Episode #80 of Beyond Checkerdome is alright, nobody worry 'bout me. [SLGT]
  • The Blues took yesterday off to clear their minds. Seems like they needed to. [StL Today / Morning Skate]
  • This is the wrong time to be in a slump, says Lou Korac. I can't find anyone disagreeing with that assessment. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]


  • Seven games last night. Half-thanks, Canucks. [ 03/31/15]
  • Four games tonight. An ACTUAL Wednesday Night Rivalry that isn't bullshit! Not an April Fool's joke, either! [ 04/01/15]
  • Tony Wiseau over at Hockey Wilderness put this up a week ago regarding Thomas Vanek and "Sloth-Shaming", but I'm guessing he meant to post it today. April Fool's! (S/T to Aaron) [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Ryan Lambert runs down the NCAA Hockey Regional weekend that was as well as notable college signings by NHL teams in his weekly NCAA Hockey 101. [Puck Daddy]
  • Another follow-up to the Andre Deveaux story . . . according to a report, there's a warrant out for his arrest stemming from the incident that got his contract terminated by his team. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • A Panthers version of the Traveling Jagr's? It could happen. [USA Today / For the Win]
  • 50 goals for Alex Ovechkin . . . but yeah, keep telling me how shitty he is at hockey, you guys. [SB Nation]
  • Red Wings forward Drew Miller took a skate to the face last night, and he looked fucking brutal afterward. (WARNING: PICTURE AND GIF NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH) [Puck Daddy]
  • The Blue Jackets are currently playing a waiting game with U of Minnesota defenseman and top prospect Mike Reilly, and it could have some dire consequences for Columbus. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Jets forwardefenseman (yes, forwardefenseman) Dustin Byfuglien cross-checked Rangers forward J.T. Miller in the head as he was laying on the ice. Not a good look, Buff. [USA Today / For the Win]
  • Jocelyne Lamoureux netted a hat trick as Team USA steamrolled Team Russia 9-2 at the IIHF Women's World Championships. Team USA is now 3-0-0 in the tournament. [USA Hockey]


  • Well. This isn't really all that promising for Rams fans, now is it? [StL Today]
  • Never call 911 about your bar tab. [Y! / AP]
  • Now coming to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, home of the Phillies? Hard liquor and wine. Yes, in Philadelphia. What could POSSIBLY go wrong? [Deadspin]
  • Some stories of news media being assholes on Amatuer Day for Assholes . . . errr, April Fool's Day. [NPR History Department]


14 ways technology has made our lives better. Because you apparently didn't know already, right? Well:

Here's another one . . . I first met my wife four years ago today. Mostly because of Twitter. Technology rules.

Speaking of my wife, she gets tomorrow's links, videos and other shit: