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Wednesday Links - Caring Is Creepy

I mean, I've heard more false statements. Haven't you?

"Check it out, I'm Michael Jordan!"
"Check it out, I'm Michael Jordan!"
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WHEN WE LAST SAW THE BLUES . . . :

  • . . . they played pretty decently in the first 40 minutes then completely shit the bed in the third. 6-3 Sharks victory, Blues now facing elimination. HullandOates, your thoughts? [SLGT]
  • Fear The Fin was happy. [Fear The Fin]
  • CrossCheckRaise and I talked about the game. I also proposed a certain line from way back in October be put back together. [SLGT]
  • Hey, the goal by Troy Brouwer was cool, at least. [The Sporting News]
  • Oh, and Jon Hamm and his "Hat Of Lies" were in attendance Monday. He's Jon Hamm, he can wear whatever the fuck he wants, I don't care. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • The Blues appeared to fall back into old habits in this one. [SB Nation]
  • I felt like Roman Polak deserved to be ejected for his actions against Dmitrij Jaskin . . . while Kerry Fraser doesn't agree, he at least says more should have been called on him. [TSN]

BLUES / SHARKS SHIT:

  • Not unexpectedly . . . Brian Elliott will start Game Six in net. [SLGT]
  • Where is Vladimir Tarasenko? That's what Robb wanted to know, so he looked for the answer. [SLGT]

OTHER BLUES SHIT:

  • Hey guys, have you heard that Tarasenko isn't playing well in this series? You did? Oh, well, here's another article about it. [Puck Daddy]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE SAN JOSE BAY AREA HIPSTERS SHARKS:

SCORES AND BRACKET:

OTHER HOCKEY SHIT:

  • Ryan Lambert looks at why that Russian hockey urination video is totally fake in the Puck List. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sidney Crosby . . . he's, like, really good and stuff. This goal ended up being the game-winner to send the Lightning(s) and Penguins to a Game Seven on Thursday. [SB Nation]
  • How every NHL team could conceivably trade for Canadiens star P.K. Subban . . . um, sure! [The Sporting News]
  • The Bruins signed Kevan Miller to a four-year extension for some dumb reason. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Legendary hockey coach Mike Brophy passed away Monday. He was 83. [TSN]
  • As expected, Pavel Datsyuk is reportedly in talks with a KHL team, which would end his long tenure with the Red Wings and probably put them in cap trouble next season. Here's the world's smallest violin. [Sportsnet]
  • Shane Doan, forward and Captain of the Arizona Coyotes, still wants to play. [USA Today]
  • The Panthers, whose player personnel seemed pretty good last year, fired their long-time director of player personnel--Scott Luce--on Monday. That seems . . . odd. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Also, Jaromir Jagr won't play in the World Cup of Hockey, he confirmed. [Today's Slapshot]

OTHER . . . OTHER SHIT:

  • I never really got into The Tragically Hip, but this news absolutely blows . . . their frontman, Gord Downie, has terminal brain cancer, the band announced yesterday. But he's still going to tour with them. [National Post]
  • Wanna see two dead people fucking? Go to Calgary, it appears. [CBC]
  • Wanna get married by a giant bear mascot? Go to Fresno, CA, it appears. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • A ballsy move from a prison escapee. [Y! / AP]
  • The world's first surviving full set of septuplets graduated high school this past weekend in suburban Des Moines. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Gillian Anderson--she of The X-Files fame--really wants to be James Bond . . . or, well, Jane Bond. [Nerdist]
  • The greatest songwriter in Rock 'N Roll history (well, in my mind) and the man who was my father's favorite musician in the world, Bob Dylan, turned 75 yesterday. Here are 15 facts about him. [Mental Floss]
  • Miguel Cabrera had a pretty cool reaction to a particularly good pitch on which he swung and missed to strike out. [Deadspin]
  • This will make you burst to tears and/or feel great about humanity. Especially if you're a fan of Florence + The Machine. [BuzzFeed]

BEER OF THE DAY:

  • It's an elimination game. Better go straight for the OE 800. [Untappd]

VIDEOS:

First . . . another Shins video. "Caring Is Creepy". He raises a good point:

And sings a good song.

And . . . if you need ACTUAL motivation, let Yoda show you the way:

"I can't believe it." "That . . . is why you fail."

Well . . . if the Blues win, BluesMay has your Game Seven links on Friday. If they lose, one of us will have your first Weekly Links post on Monday.