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Flickering Flames @ Blues GDT

Blues fans, welcome to the first day of the rest of our lives. The Blues are officially 100 percent Brad and Eric/k Free. And seven points out of the playoffs. How will history remember the Brad Fucking Winchester Era?

If you buy/get the game day paper, you'll see that I think the Blues were eliminated from the playoffs in December and January and the entire point of February was waiting to see what the front office would do to respond. And respond the front office did. Underachiever? Bye bye. Overpaid? Thanks for your time. A guy worth more in trade that won't be re-signed even if that worth is a non-first round pick in a weak draft? Done.

This is a different team tonight in terms of the roster and the pressure in the dressing room. Don't think for one second that the guys still on the Blues don't know they have been identified as the survivors on the island and that this summer or next year, it might be their time to get voted off, so if they want to stay, the only alliance they can make is with playing hard and winning. Wow, that was a long way to go for a crappy payoff.

Welcome to the second game of the first home and home of the year...with Calgary. Whatever. If this team lays an egg, look out. We haven't even explored the depths of how low this season can get. They come out with a spark and defend home ice and maybe we've got something good to talk about the rest of the season. Gut check time begins just after 7 p.m. CST.

This is your game day thread. Comment like you're worth more than a third round pick.