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I'm pretty sure Steph and I spent an entire week drunk. Confirm or deny.

Blues News

  • Judging from all the Twitter rage I saw last night, you all know that Ian Cole got suspended for 3 games. Mega harsh. [Blues]
  • While it's important to set an firm example on what the NHL is trying to eliminate, which is thoroughly explained in Shanahan's video, 3 games for a player with a clean record is confounding. [Puck Daddy]
  • It's hard to imagine that the Blues 0-2-1 stretch is their longest without a win. The team is not in panic mode, however. [P-D]
  • Hulsizer missed the deadline to buy the Blues, but is there a chance that he can still close the deal before Tom Stillman picks up the tab? [P-D]
  • The shootout is fucking the Blues in the butt. Those stats are atrocious. [The Hockey Writers]
  • The 'Cock was on KMOX yesterday and discussed the team's recent struggles. [KMOX]
  • 2011 was one wacky year for St. Louis sports. [P-D]

NHL/Hockey News

  • REMINDER: the Winter Classic starts at 2 PM central today and not Noon. [NHL]
  • The spectacle of today's game will not be a distraction for the teams, says both coaches. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Rangers were booed while practicing and Nashville doused the Flames in yesterday's action. [DFP]
  • Reality star and philosopher Ilya Bryzgalov will not be starting in goal for the Flyers today. Bob gets the call, while Bryz gets his thermos. [Puck Daddy]
  • Marc Staal will not make a Jordan Staal-like return to action for the Classic. [NHL] UPDATE: he WILL play! [Puck Daddy]
  • Eric Lindros was stellar in his return to Philadelphia for the alumni game. [ESPN]
  • The top power play belongs to the Canucks, but it has been in a funk lately. In LA, the Kings can't fucking score. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The top stories in the hockey world for 2011. [NJ Star-Ledger]

Other Stuff

  • A four-word review of "War Horse." [Filmdrunk]
  • If "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" was 10 times shorter, it'd be way more entertaining. [Cracked]
  • Comedian Nick Kroll tells a story where he pooped his pants. [Conan]

Monday Video

A review of 2011's video games, movies and other cool stuff.

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