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WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?!?! I THOUGHT THESE TRADES WERE GONNA WORK?!?! WE'RE DOOMED!!!!! WE'RE NEVER MAKING THE PLAYOFFS AGAIN! GAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! /StLToday Board'd

I'm pretty sure most of us Blues fans were realists even after the monster trade that went down just about exactly one week ago from this second. But hey, a big trade can do a lot to lift the spirits. Take the 9-3 shellacking of the Ducks from last Saturday, for example. Yeah, that was fun, eh? Not so much has been fun since then . . . something about a 3-game losing streak. I fucking hate those things.

Regardless, because this is the Wild Wild West, the Blues still do technically have a chance to make the playoffs. Either way, this team is going to turn me into a raging drunk by April if it hasn't already.

Anyway, in an attempt to start turning things around, tonight our troops invade the Rexall Place in beautiful downtown Edmonton to face the lowly Oilers (by the way, that's the first time the words "Beautiful", "Downtown" and "Edmonton" have ever appeared in the same sentence). Edmonton is, to be blunt, one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League and most certainly the worst team in the Western Conference. But what they lack in skill, they gain in sweet, sweet youth. I hear they have Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle and stuff. Yeah, those guys. And a few more.

This has been your quick and dirty preview. If you made it this far to read, I congratulate you.

Also, apropos of nothing, before the game I heard a rumo(u)r that the Blues were trying to deal Brad Boyes to Detroit. God, that would be fucking hilarious, wouldn't it? Fuck you, Eklund, even if you didn't start that rumo(u)r.

This is your game day thread. Do. This. Shit.