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Fuck adversity right in the toosh, pull your pants up and fucking do something about it, dickweeds.

"The great thing about adversity is, the players battle it and take all the blame and I get no blame even though I lead them."
"The great thing about adversity is, the players battle it and take all the blame and I get no blame even though I lead them."
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THE LAST TIME WE SAW THE BLUES . . . :

OTHER BLUES NEWS:

  • Patrik Berglund as a playoff performer is not as far-fetched as some think, actually. I mean, do you expect it to be Troy Brouwer or David Backes or someone else that SHOULD perform well in the playoffs? Pfffffft. (S/T to HallPlante) [Washington Post]
  • Other than that, there is no other Blues news, really, because this Blues-Blackhawks series will consume us all one way or another.

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THOSE FUCKERS UP NORTH (AKA THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS):

SCORES AND BRACKET:

OTHER HOCKEY NEWS:

  • The Albany Devils (yes, the farm club of THOSE Devils) and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (Islanders farm team) registered 248 penalty minutes last night. And the AHL playoffs haven't even started yet! [Puck Daddy]
  • Flyers goaltender Steve Mason went back to being Sieve Mason for what ended up being the game-winner of the 4-1 Capitals win over Philly last night. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Remember how Brayden Schenn finished Game 1 with a dumbfuck meaningless hit that started a melee? I'd say Alex Ovechkin avenged for it. [Sportsnet]
  • Stars forward Antoine Roussel is still an asshole, but this goal to open the scoring against the Wild(s) was really fucking bizarre and had nothing to do with him being an asshole. [SB Nation]
  • Evgeni Malkin returning for the Penguins was a good problem to have. Well, they lost anyway, to the Rangers . . . and that evened the series. [TSN]
  • Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader already has to overcome being a mediocre to average hockey player with a dreadful contract . . . then, he probably should have been suspended or fucking mauled by a bear or something after what he did at the end of Game 2 with the Lightning(s). [The Sporting News]
  • Canadians are coping with a lack of Canadian-based teams in the playoffs in the only way Canadians know how . . . by watching hockey. Though maybe a bit less. [USA Today]

OTHER SHIT:

  • Recently, JJ Abrams seemed to admit that Rey's parents are not anyone from The Force Awakens. I'm telling you . . . she's related to Obi-Wan Kenobi somehow. [Nerdist]
  • Someone's currently trying to sell a bag of air from Kobe Bryant's last basketball game. Uh, no. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • The Cat is certainly not in The Hat in this case. [Y! / AP]
  • New York became the last state to legally sanction Professional Caged Face-Punching and Face-Kicking Fights . . . or as you other folks commonly call it, mixed martial arts. People still watch this shit, eh? I gave up on it after Matt Hughes retired. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Dude hired by UNLV to be their basketball coach . . . buys out his contract a month later to go to Texas Tech. College sports are a fucking cesspool. [Deadspin]
  • I feel my phone vibrate all the time when it probably actually hasn't. So, y'know, hey. [Mental Floss]

BEER OF THE DAY:

  • Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont, CO (and Brevard, NC) makes some quality selections, most prominent likely being Dale's Pale Ale. But their IPA is pretty good too. And hoppy. 6.43% ABV, 70 IBU, made from Australian hops. [Untappd]

VIDEO:

I went and saw Dave Rawlings Machine in concert last night. Figured I'd play one of their songs:

By the way, great show. Closed (well, basically closed, anyway) with a cover of "The Weight", the classic tune by The Band.

BluesMay returns Tuesday.