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Wednesday Links - We're Not Detroit!

Just stating the facts. And posting the links. And, perhaps, Fucking Detroit or whatever, I dunno.

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Fuck Detroit.


  • Paul Stastny got a goal and four total points on the night, Brian Elliott made 36 saves and the Blues won 5-2 over a shitty Penguins squad. Justin recaps it with words. Presumably, he didn't Fuck Detroit yet. [SLGT]
  • Pensburgh had a bit of a different recap. What we can both agree on, though, is . . . Fuck Detroit. [Pensburgh]
  • For his efforts, Stastny was named Puck Daddy's #1 star Monday. Surely, Bob from West County still thinks he's overpaid. Fuck Bob from West County. Also, Fuck Detroit. [Puck Daddy]
  • A reminder that Vladimir Tarasenko is very, very good at hockey. This was insane. Oh, and Fuck Detroit. [Frozen Notes]
  • We have words about the dying breed of enforcer from Mr. Minton. Fuck Detroit. [SLGT]
  • We recorded Episode 115 of Beyond Checkerdome before the Habs game, after we had been told Alexander Steen would NOT play in the Habs game and before he said "fuck it" and played anyway. It was also recorded before the NHL made an "important" All-Star Game decision (more on this later). Fuck Detroit. [SLGT]
  • In words surely Robb and the gang at #Fancystats could tell you . . . the Blues are riding a hot puck luck run of late. Fuck Detroit, it's their fault. Or something. [SB Nation]
  • Chris Butler was sent back to the Wolves yesterday. I think we can all agree . . . he probably doesn't need to be on the NHL team again for a while, thanks. I think we can also agree that . . . Fuck Detroit. [StL Today / Morning Skate]


  • Well. Y'know. Fuck Detroit and all, but if you want to know the other side of tonight's matchup, Winging It In Motown is the place to go. You'll be happy to know that they're NOT (particularly) a bunch of raging assholes over there. [Winging It In Motown]



  • John Scott will take part in the All-Star Game after all, the NHL decided. Mighty wide of them, since . . . y'know, he won the fan vote and all. His next act will be to Fuck Detroit. [USA Today]
  • The power conferences are sucking all the fun out of NCAA hockey, says Ryan Lambert in NCAA Hockey 101. Know what else is sucking the fun out of NCAA hockey, Ryan? The NCAA, because it's a cesspool of shit. Oh, and Fuck Detroit. [Puck Daddy]
  • The NHL, the Bruins and the Canadiens are raising funds for Denna Laing. This is awesome. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the latest victim of the injury bug in Edmonton. The young center will be out six to eight weeks after blocking a shot with his hand. Fuck Detroit, surely he said afterward. [The Sporting News]
  • As expected, Auston Matthews is the top-rated prospect in the midterm release of the Central Scouting rankings. Matthew Tkachuk, Walt's son, is also highly rated, as expected. Fuck Detroit. [TSN]
  • Yeah, Fuck Detroit. And Wings forward Justin Abdelkader is kinda overrated as a player, if you ask me. But I guess it's kinda awesome that he completed his Business Management degree from Michigan State with the aid of a 22-page term paper on the emergence of advanced analytics in hockey. [Sportsnet]
  • When an official punches a player, I think it's fair to say that a clothesline of said official is warranted and possibly expected. Fuck Detroit. [SB Nation]
  • NHL players are mindful of the exchange rates. Why? Well, if you hadn't noticed . . . the Canadian loonie is in the shitter right now. Fuck Detroit. [The Globe and Mail]
  • Our old pal Maxim Lapierre was leading Swedish side MODO in scoring, but left the team on his own accord amid reports NHL teams may be interested in his services. Fuck Detroit, especially if they sign him because LOLOLOLOL. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Disturbing footage from San Antonio as former NHLer Brian McGrattan gets knocked out cold and falls face forward into the ice to end a fight. THIS IS YOUR VIEWER DISCRETION WARNING. [Puck Daddy]


  • What a dick. Big enough to Fuck Detroit? (S/T to CrossCheckRaise) [The Mirror]
  • NFL insider John Clayton wore a sleeveless Slayer shirt for a Sportscenter segment recently. I find this amusing. Anyway, Fuck Detroit. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • Anyone who has an Instagram handle like that is . . . ummmm, awesome in my book. Fuck Detroit. [Deadspin / Screamer]
  • This isn't the history of Fucking Detroit. This is the history of popcorn. Yesterday was National Popcorn Day in the United States. [NPR / The Salt]
  • London, instead of deciding to Fuck Detroit, apparently allowed for the opening of a Cadbury Creme Egg cafe. Wise decision. [Nerdist]
  • There were a lot of guest musical performances on The Drew Carey Show. Here's a list of those artists. I'm pretty sure Joe Walsh was on that show at least 30 bajillion times. Regardless, Fuck Detroit. [Mental Floss]
  • Never publicly take offense to your mug shot, criminals. That doesn't end well. Furthermore . . . Fuck Detroit. [Y! / Reuters]


  • It's been a hot minute since I've had one of these, but the last time I did, I was quite impressed. 90 Shilling, another Wee Heavy/Scotch Ale, this one from O'Dell Brewing in Fort Collins, CO . . . which is home to several fine breweries. Fuck Detroit. [Untappd]


It's been quite a while since I've thought of this video, but the ending of it is a sentiment fitting of tonight's opponent:

" . . . at least we're not Detroit! . . . WE'RE NOT DETROIT!"

I presume Hoosier Blue will be back tomorrow. If not, maybe Saturday. Regardless, BluesMay returns Friday and I'm back at you on Sunday.

And once more . . . Fuck Detroit.