Its ok man that you have 10 times the amount of fights than goals..My mom thinks you're cute.

Morning Links 1/23/13

3-2: (Chicago Tribune) (Chicago Suntimes) (Daily Herald) (Cheer the Anthem) (Comcast)

The AHL drops the hammer on the piggies: (The Third Man In)

Europe was good for Bickell: (Chicago Tribune)

Q..a changed man?? (FOX)

I can’t imagine a return to hockey being much bigger: (SportsNet)

Lokomotiv Yaroslavl clinches a playoff berth: (RSPORT)

Uniform Porn: (Icethetics)

This is really important: (The New York Times)

  • MySpoonIsTooBig

    Very interesting article from the NY Times. Being able to identify CTE in the brains of the still-living as opposed to needing to wait until autopsy is the first huge step needed to be able to treat it. It’s still a LOOOONG ways off, but progress is progress

    • DaveM36

      Have a link? That’s a huge development.

      • detroit must die

        It’s the last link, up above.

        • DesertHawk

          Someone didn’t read the assigned articles. :D

  • Joe Banks

    That picture is deeply disturbing…

    • Accipiter

      Both those guys are new to hockey hugs.

      • Z-man19

        Or hugs in general

  • Woods

    Awesome start to the season and it seems to me the Hawks are flying under the radar a bit in the mainstream media, which suits me fine.

  • cliffkoroll

    No Bob Verdi love?

    http://blackhawks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=652016&navid=DL|CHI|home

    Also, I wanted to follow up on #operationpindrop which, in the event, was an abject failure, as was inevitable and obvious to all but me.

    I held to my pledge of silence during the players’ introductions. A couple polite golf claps as they went down the line. But then when they introduced Toews (last) I went all Dr. Evil: “I can’t stay mad at you Johnny”, and I started screaming. The end.

    • birdhead

      When they panned over the crowd I tried to figure out which grumpily silent old man was you … I guess I would have been wrong.

    • Joe Banks

      Hah! The Verdi article calls the Blues Goalie “Brain” Elliot

  • mightymikeD

    SIGH. Just popped over to SCH to look something up.. stopped to read some comments. BLou is having himself a WHALE of a time over there..

    • Z-man19

      did you say hi

      • mightymikeD

        nooooope

        • Z-man19

          still a great memory the night he got banned. Good times

          • justforkicks

            it was certainly a great moment for me. never thought i’d be one to get into fights on the internet until i came across him

          • Roy Batty

            Easy does it

            For crying out loud, I did base my assessment on one week’s worth of friggin hockey games to start this abbreviated trainwreck of a season! My arguments are my informed opinion based on accumulation of facts. And if you want to suggest Anaheim is legitimate?!? Good grief. I didn’t write a post of naiveness to predict who will finish the friggin regular season with the most friggin points. Rather I wrote an opinion laced post on who I think will be the 4 (and only) legitimate Cup contenders coming out of the West.

            “This young man has had a very trying rookie season, what with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country’s refusal to accept him…well, I guess that’s more than most 21-year-olds can handle. Number six, Ogie Oglethorpe.”

            by Blackhawks1963 on Jan 23, 2013 1:56 PM PST up reply actions

          • Joe Banks

            Hey Ogie! Wanna go out for a soda?

          • justforkicks

            deja vu?

          • DesertHawk

            I’m are confused… by the above post, care to explain?

          • Z-man19

            go over to SCH and read the recap comments if you really want to understand it.

          • DesertHawk

            but that place scares me now… :quakes in fear:

    • detroit must die

      So did the Blackhawks already lose a playoff berth in the world of BLou?

      • mightymikeD

        Nope, he’s quite happy.

        • DesertHawk

          Blou happy? That’s unpossible

          • Joe Banks

            It’s January, his meds haven’t run out yet.

    • justforkicks

      I’ve been bloup’d numerous times, but whatever. you should still stop by and say hi to the rest of us though dude, come on now

      • mightymikeD

        oh, aye (aye).. I’m dying to go hang with BLou.. hey, maybe Takeoff is back too? :]

        • justforkicks

          Blou being in the vicinity is not hanging out with him. I generally ignore him until i’m in the mood to get into a fight. It probably helps that he hasn’t said anything about Kane yet =P I don’t even remember Takeoff.

    • Sparky_The_Barbarian

      I unashamedly visit both boards, sometimes even during the live action on GDT’s. It’s all Blackhawks fans, it’s all good.

      • justforkicks

        agreed

    • DesertHawk

      They let him back?

      • ahnfire

        new overlords made no opinion on him yet, so he’s around.

        • DesertHawk

          Not learning from your predecessors is bad, or so I’m told.

        • Z-man19

          didn’t they let him back before the switch?

          • ahnfire

            Not to my knowledge. He just created his fourth? fifth? username and started posting again when the switch was announced.

  • justforkicks

    and scott gomez to the sharks

    • mightymikeD

      for $700,000 (laughs until he does a little wee)

      • justforkicks

        tmi mmd!

  • Sparky_The_Barbarian

    Glad to see some Crow love. Glad to see the third pair getting a chance (and being able) to pull their weight.

    If the numbers on the PP and PK stay solid, I may have to start liking Kitch. It’s going to be tough. :)

  • DesertHawk

    For some reason I can’t log into disqus on my phone… :has a sad:

    • Accipiter

      I’m picturing you using a rotary dial phone.

      • DesertHawk

        Would that be problematic?

        • Z-man19

          possibly

        • Accipiter

          Only when trying to type. Finding the letters in the corresponding finger holes is a nuisance, not to mention the absence of Q and Z.

  • Unknown operator

    Anyone else notice the similarity between Chris Stewart and Calibos?