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Wednesday Links - Torching Fiona Apple

No, they didn't light Fiona Apple on fire. They did a song of hers in vintage torch fashion. And links with injury (Lehtera), charity bet (Brouwer), grievance (Richards) and police blotter (Kane) updates.

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At the moment, we do not know yet if this guy is a criminal.
At the moment, we do not know yet if this guy is a criminal.
Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Howdy again. I come bearing . . . news.


  • Surprising news came out Monday regarding Jori Lehtera, who had successful ankle surgery last Tuesday and will reportedly resume skating in about six to eight weeks. The injury occurred in the playoffs. [SLGT]
  • Grant's annual charity bet is on, with full cooperation from new Blues forward Troy Brouwer! Read more about it. And thanks, as always, for heading this up, Grant. Cheers! [SLGT]
  • Individual Blues game tickets will go on sale next Thursday, and the promotional schedule includes four (FOUR) bobblehead nights. [SLGT]
  • Episode #95 of Beyond Checkerdome is LIVE AND IN-PERSON! We talked about a variety of things, mostly surrounding the concept of "Capital H Hockey". [SLGT]


  • New details emerged on the Patrick Kane investigation Monday. This is really not looking good for him, if you ask me. [Buffalo News]
  • The NHLPA filed a grievance on behalf of former Kings forward Mike Richards regarding the termination of his contract. [TSN]
  • The Devils beat the deadline by signing an entry-level deal with their first round pick, Pavel Zacha, yesterday. [USA Today]
  • The Auston Matthews situation is very unique, as Ryan Lambert explained in What We Learned. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ryan Lambert also touched on Jarret Stoll in Trending Topics . . . [Puck Daddy]
  • . . . after the troubled forward signed a one-year deal with the Rangers for cheap on Monday. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • The Ducks and Avalanche(s)' new third sweaters, apparently leaked here, harken back to teams of each city's past. [Icethetics]
  • Speaking of the Mighty Ducks . . . the NHL is doing a D2: The Mighty Ducks watch-along without it being on TV. Which seems strange. [SB Nation]
  • And speaking of the Avalanche(s) . . . their Stadium Series sweaters have been leaked, apparently, as have the Red Wings sweaters for that game, and they both look . . . ummmm, what are they, fucking crossing guards or some shit? [Chris Creamer's Sports Logos]
  • Chris Peters lays out two big reasons why the Coyotes can survive and eventually thrive in the desert. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Stars owner Tom Gaglardi believes his team has the best goaltending tandem in hockey. Which would be true if Kari Lehtonen didn't die at least once a season and Antti Niemi wasn't, y'know, so Goddamn inconsistent at times. Other than that, they're great! [Sportsnet]


  • A bizarre situation at New York Jets summer camp, where their starting quarterback got his jaw broken by a teammate . . . a teammate who was then cut by the team. [SB Nation]
  • If you ask me, ALL India Pale Ales are underrated. But I digress. [Deadspin / Adequate Man]
  • From drinking beer to . . . NOT getting to drink beer. NOOOOOOO! [Y! / AP]
  • Japan opened its' first nuclear power plant since the 2011 tsunami and earthquake caused a massive nuclear meltdown there. [NPR]
  • Russell Martin is motherfucking crazy. [Deadspin]
  • Tetris on fire? You could see it at Burning Man, it seems. [Nerdist]
  • Here are 11 hidden messages in corporate logos. [Mental Floss]
  • Someone's ranking of United States license plates. They could've chosen from like 100 Montana plates, like, nearly literally. [Kinja / Miserable Shitehawk]


Fiona Apple's mega-hit from the 90's, "Criminal", done in vintage torch style:

Nope, they didn't light Fiona Apple on fire. Which is encouraging.

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