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You just can't score on a guy who makes jump saves.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
You just can't score on a guy who makes jump saves. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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I watched LeBron's homecoming last night. Can someone tell me why this sport is considered better than hockey?

Blues news

  • GM Doug Armstrong says the key for the Blues is to get back to basics. [BND]
  • Nikita Nikitin and his soft play are going down to the AHL. I know it's early, but he screams Sasha Khavanov 2.0. [PJ Star]
  • It's not just Brad Boyes, the entire Blues team can't shoot the damn puck. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • The Post-Dispatch looks at who is the real Blues—the good team or the bad team. The real answer, somewhere in the middle. [Round 2]
  • Davis Payne and the Blues have fallen and are trying to get back up. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

Hockey news

  • Puck Daddy looks at the recent Forbes look at the NHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • On the Forecheck suggests making an award for journalism excellence for Jim Kelley. [On the Forecheck]
  • Even without Jordan Staal, the Penguins are still a penalty-killing machine. [PensBurgh]
  • The Marco Sturm trade appears to have fallen apart. [SB Nation]
  • We don't have many rules around here, but one of them involves linking to any story that mentions Matt Walker. Gotta keep Gallagher happy. [SB Nation]
  • Brian Burke might be doing it (it being running the Leafs) wrong. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Dany Heatley was booed heartily, but the Sharks were able to blank the Senators 4-0. [ESPN]
  • Some of Pat Burns' stolen goods were returned to police. [TSN]
  • Sidney Crosby is really good at hockey. Crosby beat the Thrasher 3-2 on Thursday. [TSN]

Other links

  • Qatar beat out the States for the rights to host the 2022 Olympics. Don't know anything about Qatar? Let Spencer Hall enlighten you. [SB Nation]
  • Is a meat Nativity sacrelgious? Maybe. Is it tasty? Definitely. [Image]
  • Let's take a look at the history of several beers. [Gunaxin Grub]
  • Some movies, like "Point Break", need to be recognized for being great. [Fake Criterions]

Video

I think I can say with confidence that this will be Dave Scatchard's highlight play with the Blues.

Here's some tunes to chill with.

That'll do, kids. That'll do.

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