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Weekly Links - Old School Gorillaz

An old bent on what’s now an old tune and a whole boatload of other distractions to click.

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St Louis Blues v Dallas Stars
“Hey DP . . . ever get the sense you’re being watched?”
Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images



  • The Robert Bortuzzo injury couldn’t have come at a worse time, says one writer. [SLGT]
  • I would say the Joel Edmundson injury sucks more, though. Looks like he won’t be back for a while. Helloooooooooo, Petey Lipbalm! [SLGT FanShots]
  • Episode #136 of Beyond Checkerdome covers a week that only featured three Blues goals but somehow featured three Blues points. [SLGT]
  • The Winter Classic sweaters were leaked inadvertently by’s store this week. Whoopsie! (They’re set to officially be unveiled on Wednesday, which makes sense as the Blues play Those Fuckers Up North at the Ol’ Drinkscotch that night.) [SLGT]


  • Five NHL teams ready for adoration when they finally get a Stanley Cup. Hey, guess who’s on the list? :-| [Puck Daddy]
  • After Bort’s injury, the Blues called up something called Brad Hunt to replace him. He went back to the minors two days later. [Fox Sports Midwest]
  • Nail Yakupov was scratched for some reason Saturday, then again last night. [StL Today]
  • Hockey Fights Cancer sweaters are available, if you have a bunch of money. [Blues /]
  • Ken Hitchcock says a thing about his time with the Blue Jackets that he very well may be repeating about the Blues in a few years. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • The life of John Kelly has been filled with a shitload of cancer. Man, #FuckCancer. [Blues /]
  • John Tortorella had a fascinating (and I would say really, really rich considering Torts’ history) choice of words to describe Ryan Reaves after Saturday’s game. Probably a bit racist as well. [The Color of Hockey]


  • Terrible news out of the Denver area yesterday morning as former NHLer Marek Svatos was found dead. He was 34. [Denver Post]
  • John Scott announced his retirement in the most subtle, awesome way possible . . . while showing off his beer kettle on Instagram. [Today’s Slapshot]
  • Raffi Torres also retired. But he not only WAS a shithead but REMAINED one. So, y’know, fuck him. [Stouffville Sun-Tribune]
  • The Canucks-Maple Leafs match from Saturday was . . . uhhh, kinda testy. [Deadspin]
  • What are we to make of the Panthers and their sluggish start? [Puck Daddy]
  • Ryan Kesler went after Max Domi after a hit. Probably shouldn’t fuck with a Domi, Mr. Kesler. [The Sporting News]
  • After Matt Murray returned from his World Cup of Hockey injury, the Penguins traded backup Mike Condon to the Senators to give them insurance in case . . . [CBS Sports]
  • . . . Craig Anderson were to take a leave of absence following his wife’s cancer diagnosis—which is exactly what he did. []
  • Referee Dean Morton left a game after he was whacked in the head with a puck. Ouch. [USA Today]
  • SEVERE ADORABLENESS ALERT: Dog Dropping Ceremonial First Puck Edition! [SB Nation]


  • Some team you may have heard of won the World Series earlier this week. Their celebration gathering was . . . uhhhh, rather large. [Fox 32 Chicago]
  • Did you book a vacation for Election Day? Many people did. [Travel Pulse]
  • Things aren’t pretty when a hog farm gets flooded out by mother nature. [NPR / The Salt]
  • My Broncos played like shit last night, but at least this touchdown catch and run by Kapri Bibbs looked fucking amazing. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • Changes are coming to passports - here’s what you need to know. [USA Today]
  • This “more accurate world map” looks really damn cool. It also won an award. [Mental Floss]
  • The world’s shortest air routes, including one that’s literally over a Goddamn lake. [CNN / Business Traveller]
  • PENGUIN FIGHT! [Deadspin / The Concourse]


  • Empyrean Brewing in Lincoln, NE (a city that had a bad weekend thanks to Ohio State University) makes damn fine beers. Their peanut butter porter — Long Route — is one of them. [Untappd]


I fucking love Gorillaz. I fucking love this rendition of their hit “Clint Eastwood” perhaps more than the original:



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