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Sunday Links - U MAD, MR. QUICK?

And a fan theory regarding how Kylo Ren retrieved Darth Vader's charred mask from the pyre set by his uncle.

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Hoosier Blue had to take care of some personal business today. So you're stuck with me, Mr. Positive, again. Sorry.


  • The Blues played like ass, got bailed out by their goaltender (this time, one Brian Elliott) and won in a seven-round shootout . . . 2-1 over Those Assholes Out West (errrr, the Kings). ALL OUR PROBLEMS ARE FIXED, YOU GUYS. HullandOates with your recap. [SLGT]
  • The recap at Jewels from the Crown is pretty much perfect. Well, the headline at least. [Jewels from the Crown]
  • Defenseman Brayden McNabb fucked around and hit a dude in the head with his ass. It was Magnus Paajarvi, who wouldn't return. McNabb also didn't return because he was booted from the game. MAYBE a phone call? I hope there's a phone call. [The Score]
  • Kings goalie Jonathan Quick was rather perturbed with the conclusion of the hockey contest. [Frozen Notes]
  • Before the game, Mr. Buffa had some beef with the Blues. [SLGT]
  • As did Hildy, in regards to what is also a river in Egypt. [SLGT]
  • But some fans aren't as worried. Silly, silly non-worriers. [SLGT FanPosts]
  • Also before the game, Jordan Binnington was recalled by the team. So, y'know, Jake Allen is injured and stuff. Oh goody. (By the way . . . 6'1, 167lbs? Someone feed this guy a cheeseburger, Goddamn.) [SLGT]
  • Curtis Joseph will be at the upcoming Heritage Night honoring past Blues goalies. Along with Allen and Elliott, plus Mike Liut, Grant Fuhr and that Martin Brodeur guy you may remember from last season. [Blues]


  • That shitshow last night was one of ten games around the NHL yesterday. [ 01/09/2016]
  • Six games today and tonight. Boy, that nationally-televised game may shape up to be a fucking snooze. [ 01/10/2016]


  • A scary moment for the Grand Rapids Griffins and forward Alden Hirschfeld on Friday night. He's in stable condition after having a seizure on the bench. [SB Nation]
  • Alex Ovechkin is the Goddamn best. [Deadspin]
  • Canadiens demi-God goaltender Carey Price will be out quite a while longer. [The Sporting News]
  • Meanwhile, Oilers ultra-prospect Connor McDavid will be back soon, but not before the All-Star break. [TSN]
  • #14Strong [Puck Daddy]
  • The Sharks went fucking ballistic on the Maple Leafs yesterday. Included was this absolute gem by Brent Burns, Wookiee forwardefenseman (yes, forwardefenseman). [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Lightning(s) prospect Jonathan Drouin asked for a trade, and now he's got a lot to do in the AHL before the request may or may not be granted. [USA Today]
  • The NHL isn't gonna let us vote John Scott into the All-Star Game again. Oh, so NOW they care about process! Weird how a FUNDAMENTAL FAILURE TO GIVE A SHIT ABOUT YOUR HARD-CORE FAN-BASE yields adverse results for a MEANINGLESS EXHIBITION. Gosh, I feel sorry for you . . . not. [Sportsnet]


  • So, I guess my dream of buying the Blues goes another few days further along. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • A match made in heaven. Y'know, the White Trash heaven. [Y! / AP]
  • Stuff and things happened in football yesterday and a noted crazy person screamed about it afterward. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • The Rose Bowl folks didn't like what the Stanford Band demonstrated vis-a-vis the football squadron's opponents during their halftime show. [Deadspin]
  • How many of these ramen posters are we gonna see in college dorm rooms for the next decade? Probably a lot. [Mental Floss]


  • Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City. Cork-bottled, it's not bad. On tap, it's much MUCH better. [Untappd]


Theories are abound regarding how, between Episode VI and VII of Star Wars, Kylo Ren came into possession of the mask of his grandfather, Darth Vader . . . which was believed to be burned up in a pyre by his uncle, Luke Skywalker, on the Endor moon. Well, here's a theory:


Sundays are usually slow news days, so there may or may not be links tomorrow. I return Tuesday.