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Wednesday Links - The Chitauri Scepter

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We continue to realize the Blues lost to a team that really wasn't that good. And we learn how one group of folks made a replica of Loki's staff.

These two dogs scored as many goals last night as the team they were cheering for.
These two dogs scored as many goals last night as the team they were cheering for.
Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Fuck Chicago.

BLUES NEWS:

  • The Blues still haven't told Ken Hitchcock to take a hike, so that means the Chris Stewart/Steve Ott caption contest continues! Betcha forgot about it, didn't you? Enter today! [SLGT]

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS:

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Two games last night. Fuck Chicago. And fuck Minnesota, while we're at it. [NHL.com 05/05/15]
  • Two games tonight. Both out east, and both pretty pivotal. [NHL.com 05/06/15]
  • Looks like there's a successor to CapGeek. While NHL Numbers had done a pretty good job, General Fanager seems to have the sleek design and some of the stuff you might have missed when CG went away. I want this to be real, and really good. Here's hoping. [General Fanager]
  • Steven Stamkos ended his playoff goal-less drought Sunday, partially because he kept on shooting. Ryan Lambert's Trending Topics. [Puck Daddy]
  • The University of North Dakota is renaming their school mascot. Some of the suggestions are . . . ummmm, something. I personally will be rooting for "Manbearpigs". [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • The Islanders home ice at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY was dug up one final time. To the photos! [USA Today / For the Win!]
  • A federal court judge here in the states has ordered Gary Bettman to testify on a concussion lawsuit filed by former NHL players. [TSN]
  • Guy Boucher, whose name has been bandied about regarding the Blues' possible head coach opening, says he has been approached this offseason regarding such possibilities. [Puck Daddy]

OTHER SHIT:

  • If you haven't noticed (and if you read this blog regularly, you probably have) . . . there's been a bit of a boom in the craft bourbon industry lately. What's been behind it, and what should you look for? [NPR / The Salt]
  • DRUNK MASCOT ALERT. [Deadspin / Screamer]
  • A serial . . . stowaway? Um, well, THERE'S something to be known for, I suppose. [Y! / Reuters]

VIDEO:

The wife and I watched Avengers: Age of Ultron yesterday (IT IS AMAZING, GO SEE IT). Got me to thinking about the Man At Arms and that time he made Thor's Hammer. Well, he's now also made the Chitauri Scepter (Loki's Staff). Have a look at how he did it:

HE CUT HULK'S ARM OFF.

BluesMay has your Thursday and Friday links. You should help her out, y'know?:

Episode #84 of Beyond Checkerdome should be available on all your podcast feeders (iTunes, PocketCast, etc.) right now, but we'll have the full post up here at SLGT later today.