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Tuesday links: Resting up before the pre-Olympic stretch run edition

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I can't wait for the Olympics. When they begin, this links gig will slow down.

Blues news

  • The Blues are taking a break after a busy stretch of games. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
  • If the Blues are going to make the playoffs, the next seven games will be huge. [Belleville News-Democrat]
  • Ty Conklin, Jason LaRue and Office Space's Lawrence: Together at last. [Joe Sports Fan]
  • The Rivermen lost last night, but the lede of this article is very interesting. Apparently, spelling counts on lineup cards. Now I know why Andy Murray didn't want to keep Alex Pietrangelo around ... although he did have Carlo Colaiacovo. [Peoria Journal Star]
  • The Blues hosted a Casino Night. I implore you to look at the photos. Afro wigs, tight pants and chest hair ... oh my.  [Blues]

Hockey news

  • Two 3-0 shutouts last night. Interesting. I guess. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Tuesday's games. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Paul Martin is out of the Olympics. Team USA needs another defenseman. May I suggest Brian Leetch? [ESPN]
  • Players show up to practice, a nation watches. Dion Phaneuf and Jean-Sebastien Giguere practiced. [TSN]
  • Mike Cammalleri has a torn MCL. I think that hurts. [TSN]
  • Team USA's only hope for a medal, Ryan Miller, got owned by Mr. Canada Sidney Crosby. [Pensburgh]
  • The Ales Kotalik for Olli Jokinen deal is finally, officially done. [ESPN]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes talk head shots. [Canes Country]

Other links

  • Storefront signs can be pretty fun — intentionally or not. [Holy Taco]
  • For the first time since 1989, Bill Watterson, the genius behind Calvin and Hobbes, gives an interview. [Cleveland Plain Dealer]
  • Cam Janssen's home town is famous for something else besides Six Flags: The second dirtiest hotel in the United States. Way to go Eureka! [TripAdvisor]
  • Today is Groundhog Day. [YouTube]

Videos

I don't watch the news much. I'm more into reading online or in print. No, I'm not 90. Anyway, I really enjoy TV news getting owned for being incredibly formulaic. (You can say the same thing about print what with the inverted pyramid and things like that, but I argue you have more creativity in your copy in print than TV.) Enjoy.