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A podcast, speculation-turned-report, soapboxes, retro StL t-shirts, Bolts don't blow . . . and Connor McDavid learns of his fate in a very difficult way.

HEY YOU GUYS DID YOU KNOW THIS GUY USED TO PLAY FOR THE BLUES I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
HEY YOU GUYS DID YOU KNOW THIS GUY USED TO PLAY FOR THE BLUES I BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Hello again.

BLUES NEWS:

  • Episode 85 of Beyond Checkerdome somehow DIDN'T lead to me belligerently berating the whole team, coaching staff and franchise. But really, nothing has happened in Blues Land, so we didn't say much. [SLGT]
  • So, if I speculate that Ken Hitchcock is staying, I'm a blogger, so it's pure speculation. If Larry Brooks of the New York Post speculates that Ken Hitchcock is staying, it's journalism and it's a "report". Keep this in mind when Army finally tells Hitch to fuck off in a few weeks or whenever it is, and remember that Larry Brooks is paid to make silly speculation sometimes. [SLGT]
  • Dan W. takes his turn on the Blues Fan Soapbox. [SLGT]
  • St. Louis-themed retro t-shirts! FUCK YES! (S/T to Doc Whiskey) [Home Shirts]

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • One game last night. The Bolts are bolting. The Habs are revolting. [NHL.com 05/12/15]
  • One game tonight, and no matter what happens, it will conclude the second round. [NHL.com 05/13/15]
  • Steve Montador had CTE throughout his brain, according to autopsy reports. [TSN]
  • Not exactly shocking . . . Connor McDavid (more on him later) was named the Ontario Hockey League's most outstanding player. [Sportsnet]
  • The Flames can't buy their own hype, according to Flames fan Ryan Lambert. He muses this in his Trending Topics column. [Puck Daddy]
  • It looks like Wild(s) goaltender Josh Harding will retire. Man, that's too bad. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Jack Eichel scored in overtime to give Team USA a 5-4 victory over Slovakia and the top seed from its' group in the bracketed portion of the IIHF World Championships in the Czech Republic. [USA Today]
  • Meanwhile, for Slovenia, things didn't go so well at that tournament. They've been relegated to the next lower level, and their coach--Anze Kopitar's father, Matjaz--has resigned. [IIHF Worlds 2015]
  • Remember that brutal ankle injury suffered by Blackhawks defenseman Michal Rozsival in Game 4 against the Wild(s)? Well, he had surgery to repair that bad wheel yesterday. [TSN]
  • With many of its' teams having moved to California, the AHL announced their divisional realignment. [Sportsnet]

OTHER SHIT:

  • You've probably heard about this already, but an Amtrak train going from Washington DC to New York City derailed last night in Philadelphia, killing at least five and injuring many others. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • It is NOT easy to hit a baseball completely out of Dodger Stadium, especially as nightfall is about to set. Giancarlo Stanton, though . . . well, dude's a beast. [Deadspin]
  • Mental Floss has 18 great facts about In-N-Out Burger. I need only give you one . . . IT IS AMAZING. [Mental Floss]
  • This guy ain't that bright, is he? [Y! / AP]

VIDEOS:

First, yesterday was 29 years to the day since the Monday Night Miracle. (S/T to HallPlante):

Aaaaaaand in typical Blues fashion, they lost the next game, rendering the event largely meaningless.

Yes, this team STILL fucking pisses me off.

Also, Connor McDavid learns of his fate . . . in a unique way. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise):

That is one Good Will Hunting.

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