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Friday Links - The Tap Awakens

And instead of a beer, I give you a mead.

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"Fuuuuck meeeee."
"Fuuuuck meeeee."
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

No, I wouldn't have done links yesterday after THAT loss either.


  • The Blues are just fucking awesome, aren't they? 4-3 OT loss to the Avalanche(s) on Wednesday. [SLGT]
  • Mile High Hockey? They liked it. [Mile High Hockey]
  • The Blues used their day off for individual coach and player meetings. I can't really say that's not needed at this point, now can I? [StL Today / Morning Skate]
  • Hildy takes her turn again on the SB Nation Blog Council. [SB Nation]
  • I can hardly contain my excitement for Blues hockey in Episode 113 of Beyond Checkerdome. [SLGT]
  • The Canadiens are "aggressively pursuing" Jonathan Drouin, according to The Hockey Writers. But remember, the Blues have been talking with the Lightning(s) for a while now. But really, Ken Hitchcock would have no fucking clue what to do with Drouin, so this is hopeless. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Vladimir Tarasenko will be at the All-Star Game. Because, well . . . no shit, Sherlock. [SLGT]
  • The timing of Buffa's post on Jake Allen could NOT be worse . . . right before his worst showing since the Rangers game in New York back in November. Anyway, was he an All-Star snub? (It's OK, I kinda hope he stays home, actually. That format's gonna fucking KILL goalies.) [SLGT]




  • Here's what the NHL All-Star Game sweaters are gonna look like. Not neon. So there's that. [SLGT]
  • BIG TRADE: The Blue Jackets and Predators swapped their top young stars, with Ryan Johansen headed to NashVegas and Seth Jones going to Smelly Ohio Stateville. [The Sporting News]
  • And . . . the duo happened to run into each other at the airport, on their way to their respective destinations. [Sportsnet]
  • The numbers say the Preds traded the wrong defenseman. The contracts say . . . LOL the Preds are NEVER trading Shea Weber! [TSN]
  • A smaller trade before that . . . the Kings sent Jordan Weal and a third round pick to the Flyers for Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn. [SB Nation]
  • Speaking of Those Assholes Out West . . . Mike Richards is off the drugs (we think) and on to the Capitals on a one-year pro-rated deal. [Washington Post]
  • Ryan Lambert examines the realities of the Jonathan Drouin situation in Huge If True. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Panthers won again last night. Roberto Luongo has been insane during this 11-game win streak. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • "Doug Armstrong needs to add offense" and 29 other things the hockey writers at USA Today learned in the first half. Which means Army's trading for a goalie again. [USA Today]
  • The Ducks acquired Dustin Tokarski from the Canadiens in exchange for Max Friberg . . . not exactly a huge trade. [Orange County Register]
  • The Women's World Junior Championships start today in St. Catharines, Ontario. A preview! [Pension Plan Puppets]


  • I'm not even a Rams fan, and I made it to this #KroenkeComplaints listing and dart board. Because if there's anything we can all unite on, it's on the fact that Stan Kroenke is a two-bit asshole fuckhead. [StL Today]
  • It's gonna be fucking cold in Minneapolis for the foot balled contest on Sunday. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Game of Thrones Season 6 finally has a premiere date. It's too fucking long out! That's when it is. [Nerdist]
  • The rise and fall of Starter, makers of those sweet ass sports team jackets of the 1990's. [Mental Floss]
  • Former coach of MLS's Philadelphia Union, Peter Nowak, seems like a real chode. [Deadspin / Screamer]
  • Kobe Bryant may be retiring soon, but his old ass can still show excellence every once in a while. Like here. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • "You WON! . . . haha . . . loser! You were the only one who entered!" [Y! / AP]


  • Not a beer, but a mead in a can . . . Bond Burner from Leaky Roof Meadery in Buffalo, MO. It's . . . fascinating. But I found it tasty. [Untappd]


Star Wars music . . . done in tap:


Oh, and if you haven't seen Episode VII yet . . . I highly recommend it.

BluesMay, who told me after seeing the movie that she'd follow Kylo Ren to the Dark Side, will have your links tomorrow morning.