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Thursday links: Happy Birth-day after edition

One year ago yesterday, this little blog left its humble Word Press home and joined SB Nation. It's hard to imagine a world without the "z" button and auto-refresh comments. Happy Birth-day after to everyone.

Blues news

  • Blackhawks top Blues via a shutout. Ugh. Classic letdown game. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • Alex Pietrangelo may not have played last night — in fact, he was in Canada — but according one fan, he helped knock off the glass last night at the United Center. [Chicago Now]
  • Team Canada has named its World Junior Roster, and Jake Allen and Alex Pietrangelo are on it. Go Team Canada? []
  • With Jake Allen making Team Canada, his family will be doing some traveling. [Daily Gleaner]
  • Look, this year may be a bit of a downer, but the future is still bright in St. Louis. [The Hockey News]
  • Erik Johnson and the Blues are talking contract. Surprisingly, the Blues aren't talking to David Perron. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • If you see cats and dogs living together, you'll know why: Brett Hull and Mike Keenan have patched things up. [Belleville News-Democrat]

Hockey news

  • Results from last night. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Hey look, the Blues aren't playing tonight. We can't lose! [Yahoo! Sports]
  • The NHL wants not one, but TWO outdoor games. One in the States and one in Canada land. [ESPN]
  • Speaking of Canada, the Canadian teams are no longer struggling to stay afloat. [ESPN]
  • More Canada: The league is looking at increasing exposure in the Great White North. [TSN]
  • Joffrey Lupul will be out 6-to-8 weeks with back surgery. Does he have any kids to lift so Ducks fans can chart his progress? [TSN]
  • Joining Lupul in the "out 6-to-8" club will be Jason Spezza. Spezza has a torn MCL. [TSN]
  • The NHLPA is looking for a new leader and five players have joined the search. [TSN]

Other links

  • A list of the 10 biggest memes of 2009. The drunk guy we featured twice? He's No. 1. [Ranker]
  • The best mugshots of 2009. There are some AWE. SOME. ones in here. [Buzzfeed]
  • Get someone really good? That's a burn. [Buuurn]
  • Remember earlier I said dogs and cats living together might be a sign of the end of the world? I meant bears, lions and tigers. [urlesque]


I think we all could use something lighter with the struggles on ice. I present you singing Muppets.

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