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Thursday Links: Canada, Stamkos fall down edition

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I never thought it would be possible to get more excited about a Blues prospect by simply following Twitter updates of one game.

However, when I read Tarasenko went down, went off, came back, and then tallied a goal and an assist, I wanted to buy his plane ticket to get him caught up to the Blues in Toronto.

Blues News:

  • Plenty of Blues are from the area in and around Toronto, but only Steen and Colaiacovo are preparing for their first game in Toronto as a visitor. [Post-Dispatch]
  • Maple Leafs tonight. Here's your preview. [Post-Dispatch]
  • Vladimir Tarasenko captains his squad to one helluva comeback win in the WJC gold medal game. [TSN]
  • Another big step for Oshie, he's now traveling with the team. If he's traveling, he has to be close to returning. [Post-Dispatch]
  • Brad Lee passes along the Least Creative Jersey Ever. [KFNS]

NHL News:

  • Next time you think the Blues get hosed on a call or non-call, just be glad that you weren't pulling for the Panthers. [Litter Box Cats]
  • FtR discusses the down year for most top agitator's. [From The Rink]
  • I don't care if the thing was faulty, splitting a puck in half is still badass. [Puck Daddy]
  • Bad day to be Steve Stamkos as he takes a tumble on a penalty shot. Dennis Wideman feels your pain, dude. [Puck Daddy]
  • And the Lightning get shelled on top of that #DanEllisProblems. [Pensburgh]

Other Stuff:

  • Spend a few minutes surfing the random quotes, videos, and pictures if you're needing inspiration. My first two were a Michael Jordan video followed up by a clip of The Office. Now that's inspiring! [I Feel Unmotivated]
  • "So we're all hammered and then fuckin' BILL MURRAY SHOWS UP!" [The Chive]
  • Facebook pages are apparently worth stabbing someone for. Stupid fuckers. [TruTV]
  • And fighting over cell phones is "in" these days, too. I've come to the conclusion that, as a society, we're fucked. [CBS Miami]

Video:

Let's end on a good note. Guy was homeless, now he's getting job offers left and right. Full story is here but the video captures his golden voice. Certainly not what I'd imagine that voice looking like.

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