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Best Of The Web: May 3-10

by Peter Pupello / Tampa Bay Lightning


Father’s Day isn’t officially until next month, but that didn’t stop Lightning prospect JT Brown from sending his dad some love on a recent accomplishment, even if it was a little early.

JT’s father, Ted Brown, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame this past week, which earned him not only a spot in the game’s shrine of legends, but also a nice shout out over Twitter from his son.

From @JTBrown23: “Congrats to my dad on getting into the College Football Hall of Fame!!!”

The Tweet was accompanied by a link to this article, which outlines the elder Brown’s achievements as a star running back at NC State University, as well as in the National Football League as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

The sentiment over Twitter was probably the least JT could do too, as last year around this time, he spoke to about the great positive influence his dad had and still has today in his life, and how the elder Brown played a key role in helping his son reach the NHL.

So, to a kid who scored his first career professional hat trick this past season in Syracuse, hats off to you and your dad.


I’m not quite sure what this is about, but judging by the picture, I’m sure there’s some story behind it that has a certain understated silliness to it.

Teddy Purcell and Alex Killorn were in Miami this past weekend, where they ran into a gentleman identified only as “Arty” St. Louis.

Of course, he’s not to be confused with teammate Marty St. Louis, which I think is pretty obvious after you see what Arty is wearing.

To Purcell, however, the resemblance was uncanny.

He Tweeted, from @teddypurcell16: “What a treat running into my great friend and teammate “Arty” St. Louis last night in Miami. #ScoringChamp”

Purcell also had this picture to go along with it.

And, to benefit you and me both, I’ll leave it at that.


One of the great things about playoff hockey is perhaps the emotions that the games illicit.

There’s pure joy on one end, agony on the other, and somewhere in between, such as in the stands, there’s just awkwardness.

That was the case this past week after Boston Bruins forward David Krejci scored the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 4 to give the Bruins a 3-1 series lead in their first-round tilt against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Other than putting the Maple Leafs on the brink of elimination, Krejci’s goal also made Internet sensations out of Toronto goaltender James Reimer’s wife, April, and teammate Dion Phaneuf’s future wife, Elisha Cuthbert, although I still identify her as Kim Bauer from Fox’s hit television drama, 24.

It all started after Phaneuf’s overly aggressive, not to mention sloppy, play in the attacking zone led to a turnover that the Bruins took the other way, resulting in Krejci’s third goal of the game and a stranglehold on the series.

Following the play, the two lock eyes as in a tense stare down that sent the Twitter world abuzz and finally gave accurate meaning to the term “reality tv.”

See for yourself:

For the record though, and to quell any Internet gossip rumors, April Reimer Tweeted about the whole situation, offering a degree of clarification.

From @april_reimer: “For those who were thinking @happyelishas and I were rolling our eyes at each other, it was the jerk beside us. #RudeComment”

For further proof, Reimer sent out this picture as well.

So, all is well that ends well I guess, except that game of course if you’re a Leafs fan.

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