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Wednesday Links - Jaime Lannister's Sword

A whole bevy of people are picking the Blues to either win this series or the whole damn shebang. Scary. Also, find out how the Man At Arms recreated The Kingslayer's sword.

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The man pictured above is still not OFFICIALLY officially Game 1's starter. But I think we know he will be. Right, Hitch?
The man pictured above is still not OFFICIALLY officially Game 1's starter. But I think we know he will be. Right, Hitch?
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Hello friends.


  • The early playoff odds show the Blues third among the 16 teams. But they're just odds. [SLGT]
  • Sad news this morning: current Senators coach and former Blues draft pick/player Mark Reeds passed away yesterday at his St. Louis home at the young age of 55. FUCK. CANCER. [SLGT FanShots]
  • The starting goaltender for Thursday still hasn't been revealed, and Hitch probably won't tell anyone until today, if he even does then. *coughIT'SJAKEALLENcough* JR has that and more. [StL Today / Morning Skate]
  • The Blues have to balance physicality and stupidity, basically, in this series. That and more from Lou. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • A couple Wild(s)-Blues playoff series preview. This one is from USA Today's Kevin Allen. [USA Today]
  • And this one, from CBS Sports' Chris Peters. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]


  • Four games tonight to start the postseason. [ 04/15/15]
  • Conference III was pretty good this year, you guys. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [Mile High Hockey]
  • Arik Parnass details some presentations from the recent Hockey Analytics Conference in Washington, D.C. (S/T to Robb) [AP Hockey]
  • Patrick Kane will play in Game 1 of the Blackhawks-Predators series tonight. Oh joy. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • 15 players were named to the preliminary IIHF Worlds roster for Team USA. [USA Today]
  • Meanwhile, Canada named 19 to its' preliminary IIHF Worlds roster. [TSN]
  • The new professional women's hockey league, the NWHL, offers its' players two novel concepts: a choice and a paycheck. [New York Times]
  • Craig Berube is still the Flyers' coach, but several players apparently don't want to play for him anymore. Chief among them? Vincent Lecavalier, who was probably on his way out of town anyway. []
  • The ultimate beginner's guide to hockey. [Medium]
  • Answers are hard to find as it pertains to the Sharks and their future. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of which, Sharks coach Todd McLellan could part ways with the team as soon as today. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Former first round draft (bust) pick and Newfoundlander Terry Ryan says Ryane Clowe is/was "arguably the best" hockey player ever from The Rock in the wake of the news that Clowe may never play hockey again. [CBC Newfoundland & Labrador]


  • RIP, Percy Sledge. One of the greatest soul singers of all time passed away yesterday. He was 73. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is lucky to not appear to be seriously hurt after taking a line drive to his face. [ESPN]
  • Staying in the City By The Lake . . . apparently this is rebranding week for Midwestern sports franchises. The Cleveland Browns unveiled their new uniforms yesterday, and I actually kinda like them. [Deadspin]
  • An Egyptian goose with an arrow through its' neck is loose in Orange County and no one can seem to grab the damn thing. [Y! / AP]


First, I was sent this year's Top 10 NHL Goals because you'll like the one that was selected #2. (S/T to TerrapinKen):

Yep, it's plenty awesome, even now.

And then . . . continuing our Game of Thrones slant of late . . . the Man At Arms goes in-depth on the re-creation of the sword of Jaime Lannister (aka "The Kingslayer"). This may have been posted before, but like I give a shit, this is badass:

See what I mean? Bad. Ass.

Alright, your links, videos and other shit go to my wife tomorrow. Be kind:

And be on the lookout for Episode #82 of Beyond Checkerdome later today. We invited an old friend back!