As you no doubt heard by now, the Buffalo Sabres acquired Linus Omark in exchange for a conditional 6th round pick. I presume the condition amounts to “Just keep doing what you’re doing, Sabres” but you know how legalese can get. That, combined with the Charlie Brown Christmas show getting played, got me thinking about famous Linuses.
For the NHL, there’s only one other Linus on Hockey-Reference, Linus Klasen, who played all of 4 games with the Preds a few years ago. The Sabres have a prospect named Linus Ullmark too. Beyond that, pickings are slim, but there are a few:
St. Linus, who according to Wikipedia is considered the second Pope. Nice hair. My dad had that hair before he decided to buzz it down to Patrick Stewart levels.
Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist, multiple Nobel Prize winner. Here he looks like one of the early Doctors from Doctor Who. The round things!
Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel. The Finnish software engineer was actually named after Linus Pauling.
Ben Linus. He was LOST, I guess, but now he’s found.
There’s a Linus in Greek myth as well, a son of Apollo and one of the Muses. Most notable thing about him is Heracles (Hercules to you) beat him to death with his own lyre. Critics.
That about does it. Are there any famous Linuses I missed? Let me know!