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Jordan Leopold stays aboard for a couple more seasons. All the other teams are getting ready for free agency. 4th of July fun facts. And a classic ("Drink it, y'asshole"). Get your bottle rockets ready.

LEOPOLD!
LEOPOLD!
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So, I work on an Indian reservation now, and I could totally get some ultra-powerful fireworks for cheap. Too bad I have nowhere to set them off.

Happy 237th birthday to the greatest country in the world. Here are some links:

BLUES NEWS:

  • The Blues keep their D shored up, inking Jordan Leopold (LEOPOLD!) to a two-year deal. [SLGT]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • I bypassed this yesterday for reasons unknown . . . but after a year off, Tim Thomas wants back in the fray. Oh, please, let it be Philly. #HolmgrensShrooms [USA Today]
  • The Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) fucked up, but owned up to their mistake and are looking into it. They put Alexander Ovechkin on as a first-team right wing and a second-team left wing in their NHL All-Star Team voting. [Puck Daddy]
  • More compliance buyouts . . . this one, by the Minnesota Wild on Tom Gilbert. [Wild]
  • And another . . . the Sabres will use one of theirs on mighty mite Nathan Gerbe. [Buffalo News]
  • Jarret Stoll was rushed to the hospital after suffering a seizure. Now that's scary shit. [Los Angeles Times]

OTHER STUFF:

  • 4th of July fun facts! (Many outdated, but who cares?! AMERICA.) [Chiff]
  • 36 Cheap American Beers, Ranked. (No Stag, but Yuengling is listed. Fuck these people.) [Deadspin]
  • "Shitstorm" is now a word in the official German dictionary. As it should be, Goddamnit. [Y! / Reuters]

VIDEO:

A classic. Tom Raper. PBR. 'Merica.

Drink it, y'asshole.

J-Mill will have an all-time all-American Blues team for you later this morning. 'Merica. Fuck yeah.