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We here at Game Time have many of dealing with negative vibes about the Blues. Sometimes, it's a sizable article. Other times, it's snarky comments. Yesterday, it was both, including one of my favorites: the Twitter trend. #BradLeeHatesTheBlues was one of the funniest things of my week. It didn't have as much widespread appeal as #WhereIsOshie, but damn, was it ever hilarious.

 

Blues News

  • The signing that I wanted happened. Two veterans who still have the ability to produce join the Blues (with prior experience together as an unforeseen bonus). The Blues needed at least one of these guys and they got both at a reasonable price. I am excite. [P-D]
  • ESPN's token goon analyst, E.J. Hradek, weighs in on the acquisition of Captain America and The Pride of Collingwood, Ontario. E.J. is so goony-looking. I always think he's trying to sell me a used car. [NHL]
  • Wysh, we love you, guy, but I think you're above the "singin' the Blues" puns. Then, look at the title of these links and realize who you're getting this advice from. Good analysis, nonetheless. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Blues are no longer both on the low end of the salary cap and average player age. I never thought I'd see the day (well, except when all the kids got older). [Crave]
  • Checkett's acquisition of a loan extension, mentioned in yesterday's links, has already played a pivotal role in this off-season. I mean, were you around yesterday? [P-D]
  • The Blues worked out their draft picks yesterday. Oh, cool, a video! [KSDK]
  • Peoria lost Nicholas Drazenovic to Columbus and Dean Arsene and Nathan Oystrick to Phoenix. [Hockey Fights] [PJS]

NHL/Hockey News

  • Jeff Halpern is returning to the Capitals on a 1-year deal and couldn't be more excited. [Washington Post]
  • Remember when Matthew Barnaby made a ruckus and got in trouble? He got sentenced to 500 hours of community service. [Toronto Sun]
  • The Stars and Coyotes were planing to play in the Texans' football stadium this pre-season, but it costs too much money. I could've told you that, especially for a pre-season game! [News Observer]
  • The ECHL's Trenton Devils will be shutting down operations temporarily so that the Devils can structure them to be more like an NHL club. [NJ Star-Ledger]
  • Andrew Ladd is popular in Winnipeg already, landing a 5-year deal. [Reuters]
  • The Lightning made a minor acquisition yesterday, landing the struggling Tom Pyatt from Montreal. [USA Today]
  • The Bruins are set to defend. [Boston Herald]

Other Stuff

  • Captchas are a necessary evil. The words generated are either made up or don't go together at all. Luckily, somebody makes comics out them. [CaptchArt]
  • Swamp Ass is an epidemic that must be stopped. [Break]
  • "What Do You Love?" is a new search engine by Google. Check it out, I guess. [WDYL]

Thursday Video

Why can't this be a real movie?

 

Hartigan is here tomorrow. I think she likes the Blues.

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