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The Houston Astros have a general manager whose intricate database of inside baseball player information has a password of something like "D3rp!" . . . among other links, plus a video.

" . . . AND CHANGE THE COMBINATION ON MY LUGGAGE!"
" . . . AND CHANGE THE COMBINATION ON MY LUGGAGE!"
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Hockey fucking sucks sometimes.

BLUES NEWS:

  • The Blues open fourth in the opening Bodog 2016 Stanley Cup odds. *DISMISSIVE WANKING MOTION* [SLGT FanShots]
  • Big Burger looks at possible trades for the offseason, league-wide. Including an apoplectically terrible one for the Blues. [SLGT FanPosts]
  • St. Louis was 9th in TV viewership for Game 6. *INSERT GOLFING EMOJI HERE* [Frozen Notes]
  • Phil Kessel recently listed eight teams he'd accept a trade to. The Blues aren't one of them. [Pension Plan Puppets]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Ryan Lambert explains how the Blackhawks are great, but not because they're "clutch", in Trending Topics. [Puck Daddy]
  • At least Kimmo Timonen gets to go out a winner, I suppose. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • You probably know already, but Ben Bishop played with a torn groin and Tyler Johnson played with a broken wrist. The Lightning(s) were a bit banged up. [TSN]
  • Glendale's City Council is willing to renegotiate their arena deal with the Coyotes . . . but honestly, why the fuck would the Coyotes want to even TRY to, at this point? [USA Today]
  • Meanwhile, six months after becoming majority owner of IceArizona, Andrew Barroway is already relinquishing control. What a fucking mess. [FS Arizona]
  • Torrey Mitchell apparently was worthy of a multi-year contract with the Canadiens, which shocked the hell out of me, actually. [Rabid Habs Magazine]
  • Look, I'd pay $105 a season if you told me I could watch every Blues game (and I mean EVERY Blues game). Include the playoffs (LIKE THAT MATTERS HAHAHAHAHA) and you're set. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Former Blues head coach (a long fucking time ago) Jacques Martin will be a special assistant to the Penguins coaching staff, and will view games from the media level. [Sportsnet]

OTHER SHIT:

  • The lesson to be learned from the Cardinals/Astros hacking scandal is "Change Your Passwords". Here's the original New York Times report on the FBI investigation. [New York Times]
  • "DANGER: MAYFLIES" [Y! / AP]
  • I would say the Golden State Warriors . . . *SUNGLASSES* . . . came out to play. YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH *gets hit by a bullet train* [Deadspin]
  • This abandoned Chinese village looks badass. All that ivy. [Mental Floss]
  • The USWNT moved on to the knockout round of the 2015 Women's World Cup after their 1-0 win over Nigeria last night in Vancouver. [NPR / The Two-Way]

VIDEO:

Don't tell me Donald Trump hasn't run this simulation:

Eeegh.

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

Partially thanks to Those Fuckers Up North, Episode #90 of Beyond Checkerdome may be a bit delayed. But we'll have it for you sometime this week!