It's Christmas Eve Eve and the Blues have one more game on this most productive road trip with a visit to Calgary tonight. They've left much of Western Canada in burning embers as they've raped and pillaged Vancouver and Edmonton. So it's only fitting they play the Flames tonight. Lock the women and children away, Jarome Iginla. The Blues are coming.
According to our friend Jeremy Rutherford, Chris Mason gets the start in goal and Eric Brewer makes his triumphant return to the lineup. Ok, triumphant might not be the right word. But here's what coach Andy Murray said about Brewer in Rutherford's Morning Skate Blog:
"Eric is our leader on the blue line, he’s the captain of our team," Murray said. "Anytime you could add a player like that to your lineup, it’s exciting to have him out there. By the same token, we’ve had a group of defensemen that have battled pretty darn hard, so to make a change is difficult. But when you’re adding a guy like Eric Brewer, you add him if he’s able to go."
Drinking the Brewer-flavored Kool-Aid, Andy Murray is.
I know you might have some shopping to finish, some nuts to roast over an open fire, a yule log to do whatever it is you do with yule logs. And if you live in St. Louis, maybe get the water out of your basement. But if you have a few minutes to spread some holiday cheer, spread it here. All over here. This is your silver and gold GDT. Deck the halls, pass the nog and Let's Go Blues!