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Saturday Links - Daft Rimba Wars

And perhaps the Blues can do better tonight or some shit, eh?

"STOP PICKING YOUR NOSE, SCOTTIE. IT'S NOT BLEEDING."
"STOP PICKING YOUR NOSE, SCOTTIE. IT'S NOT BLEEDING."
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BLUES NEWS:

  • The Blues played like shit and lost 6-4 to the Oilers on Wednesday night. Justin has the lowdown. [SLGT]
  • Copper & Blue looked a bit more favorably at this game. [Copper & Blue]
  • Welcome to the "Zig Zag" Blues, says Dan. I almost feel obligated to put in a reference to either rolling papers or weed (or both) here, but I don't even want to go there. [SLGT]
  • But never to fear . . . Brian Elliott is here to save the Blues, you guys! (And now the trading of two assets for fucking Anders Nilsson makes even less Goddamn sense.) [SLGT]
  • Before those last two duds in Alberta, we recorded Episode 121 of Beyond Checkerdome . . . it was a happier time. [SLGT]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS:

  • Check out our buddies at Nucks Misconduct for Canucks news and fan views. They've had to cover a complete fucking clown fire of a team this year, so be sure to burn a candle for them. [Nucks Misconduct]
  • They'll be coming off a game with . . . yep, the Oilers, in Edmonton . . . which they lost 2-0 despite destroying the Fighting McDavids with shots. [Canucks]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Find your own Goddamn scores. [NHL.com Scores]
  • Former Blue (for like five minutes) Brenden Morrow announced his retirement this week. He took pen in hand to recount the lessons learned from his fruitful hockey career. [The Players' Tribune]
  • Stars forward Tyler Seguin will likely miss the remainder of the regular season after his Achilles tendon was partially cut by a skate. Ouch. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Ryan Lambert looks into why the Kings go on wild swings (and we're not talking about drugs this time) in this week's Trending Topics column. [Puck Daddy]
  • A judge dismissed a lawsuit against Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock involving a contract dispute with tradesmen of a British Columbia hotel in which Babcock had invested. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The University of Wisconsin fired long-time coach Mike Eaves on the back side of two dreadful seasons. [UW Badgers]
  • Flyers forward Chris VandeVelde was suspended two games for an elbow to the head of Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews thrown Wednesday. [TSN]
  • Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov made a wicked no-look pass to our old friend T.J. Oshie last night against the Predators . . . and boy was it pretty. [USA Today / FTW!]
  • Kevin Spacey has been the subject of a sweatshirt given to the player of the game for the Panthers this season. Well, Spacey has some Panthers gear of his own. [SB Nation]
  • Analyzing the decline of Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara and the impact it's having on the squad. [Sportsnet]
  • A Philadelphia man is dead from multiple stab wounds suffered after he, presumably a Flyers fan, made a remark to a man in a Devils hat. [The Sporting News]

OTHER SHIT:

  • Baylor basketball star forward Taurean Prince had the best damn answer to a reporter's silly question about rebounds after his team was eliminated by Yale on Thursday. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Two University of Virginia supporters thanked Middle Tennessee State University for defeating Michigan State in the shooty-hoops thing . . . by donating to MTSU. Well done. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • So if you want shitty pizza delivered to you by an autonomous pizza-delivering robot, that's now apparently possible. Just really too bad this had to be Domino's and not some pizza chain whose pizza is decent like, I dunno, Pizza Hut, I suppose. [Nerdist]
  • Did Abraham Lincoln have a genetic mutation called Marfan syndrome? [Mental Floss]
  • Mmmmmmmm. Fried cow's brains. [Y! / Reuters]
  • TRIPLE DEFLECTION. [Deadspin / Screamer]

BEER OF THE DAY:

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing of NorCal offers some very choice brews. This is one of them . . . the Torpedo Extra IPA. Extra strong and extra hoppy. Quite tasty, especially if you love IPA's. [Untappd]

VIDEOS:

A youngster from California created an instrument he called the RimbaTubes and turned in a quite . . . Daft performance here:

And then followed it up with a bit of John Williams magic:

MOS EISLEY CANTINA!

BluesMay returns Tuesday.