Jun 3, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Joakim Nordstrom warms up with a soccer ball before game one of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Links 9.3.2015

I’m sure this will be overblown:Chicago Tribune

I’d bet the over:WGN

Next up The Human Shield? Blackhawk Up

This will be a common question:SCH

This made my head explode more from confusion than outright anger:SunTimes

This will be CarBomb’s Legacy and I for one am damn proud:Globe&Mail

Finally good news:NHL

Hard-Working Devil:PuckDaddy

Even with Sid, I don’t see the ROI:TSN

I’m assuming people will have an issue with this:Sportsnet


  • Andrew Heitman

    I used to curse Carbomb every time I saw him on the ice. A player with talent and potential whose between-the-ears nonsense was maddening. But ever since the passing of Montador, I can’t help but respect the hell out of him. He’s been a voice to so much silent suffering. And while he’s focused on hockey, its pretty obvious that his message translates. It makes me feel like a dipshit for cursing his meat headed play….lesson learned (not really)

    • The_Cheeb

      Andrew, hello. You are not at all a dip shit for cursing Carcillo’s meat head play, bad penalties, etc. His off ice work is a separate entity. It can be freely and fully respected and admired without regretting a single cursing, teeth-gnashing criticism of how he played on the ice.

      • Andrew Heitman

        Might point along those lines is that its hard to separate on ice person from off ice. Ive played with guys in beer league that might be criminally insane the minute they step on the ice, but a totally great guy off. At the pro level, the duplicity is magnified. Carcillo is the polar opposite of Kane (as it stands now).

        • Bob in EP

          The image of him carrying the baby in the SC parade this year is forever burned in my memory.

  • lisa simpson

    Raanta throwing out Don Quixote references makes this whole story worth it getting reported

    • 60MinutesBaby60

      Corey Quixote. Sancho Raanta. Scott Darling, Man of Lemont-cha.

      • lisa simpson

        holy shit

      • Sopel the catfish

        my only regret is that I have but one upboat to give this post

  • sec. 317

    what the shit is morrissey saying in his article?

    • I’ve been trying to unravel my brain since reading it.

    • Sopel the catfish

      “Mr. Morrissey, what you have just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul”