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If you have a war veteran in your life, be sure you thank him or her for their service. Then come back here for news about dickbags on skates, Shit Express and Volume 1 of the Best of MST3K. #Freedom

"Gonna wear a better mask this time."
"Gonna wear a better mask this time."
Bruce Bennett

Even if the Sabres end up beating the Blues tonight, that team is utter horseshit this year.

BLUES NEWS:

  • A bit of a surprise at yesterday's Blues practice? T.J. Oshie was not only out there, but there for the whole practice, taking light contact and flying around. [StL Today / Morning Skate]
  • Lou expounds, but also tells us some other notes. [In The Slot / Lou Korac]
  • As of right now, we don't know who will be in net for the Blues tonight . . . but I sure hope it's Brian Elliott, for he would be wearing a totally bad-ass mask tonight in honor of Veteran's Day (or, if you're in Canada or England, Remembrance Day), one presented to him by St. Louisan and decorated World War II veteran, 92-year-old Charles Rohde. Bless you, Mr. Rohde. We are not worthy. [Blues]
  • There's a FanPost coming regarding a meet-up at Cousin Hugo's in Maplewood for NEXT Tuesday's game against the Bruins . . . so beware! Also, if you can, be THERE. [Twitter / @Dan_Forty_Two]
  • So, uh, Vladimir Tarasenko. Why don't the Blues seem to want anyone talking about him? Baffling. [SLGT]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE BUFFALO SABRES:

  • The Sabres are, by all accounts, the front-runners to win the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes. They're bad. But they have a lot of great beats and blogs. One of the blogs? SBN's own (well-named) Die By the Blade. For the opposition's view tonight, give them a look. [Die By the Blade]
  • Bad news for the Blues' heads . . . Patrick Kaleta has been cleared to return. Look for him to do something utterly stupid to injure either himself, someone else or both. [Tip of the Tower]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Two games last night. Scores, here. [NHL.com 11/10/14]
  • Eleven contests tonight, including some nationally-televised game you may have heard about. [NHL.com 11/11/14]
  • So, dear hockey fan, you don't like Sidney Crosby? Well, join the club. But don't expect Ryan Lambert to join it with you, as he writes in this week's What We Learned. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Kings, short on defense because of some injuries, signed Jamie McBain to plug one of the holes for the time being. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Speaking of the Kings . . . what happened to their top-notch possession numbers, a style of play that led them to two of the last three Stanley Cups? [Jewels from the Crown]
  • All 30 NHL teams as chain restaurants. Apparently, Lion's Choice isn't mainstream enough, but Roy Rogers and Bonefish Grill are? Okay. [PensBurgh]
  • Stars forward and noted dickbag on skates, Antoine Roussel, was fined for sucker-punching Sharks defenseman Justin Braun the other night, just moments after Roussel did nothing to avoid Alex Stalock in front. Considering the events leading to the sucker-punch, he's lucky he didn't die. But my next question is simple . . . is Antoine Roussel REALLY one of the Stars' best four forwards to put on the ice in an empty net situation? Woof. "Sexy Central Division Champions Pick", eh? [USA Today]
  • So if Tomas Hertl does it in a blowout, he's a "disrespectful showoff". If Bruins forward Seth Griffith does it in a quasi-respectable game, it's a "dazzling hockey play". Get your shit together, people bitching about "respecting the game". [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Brendan Shanahan is now team president of the Maple Leafs, but Wayne Gretzky says he did consider an offer from the Leafs before that. [CBC]

OTHER SHIT:

  • We referenced Veteran's Day/Remembrance Day earlier, but in case you need to read up more on the holiday . . . #LestWeForget. [Wikipedia]
  • The Blues are playing a shitty team tonight. So let's talk about . . . Shit Express! [Shit Express]

VIDEO:

More MST3K this week, as promised. We'll start with Volume 1 of a best-of series, featuring riffs from Prince of Space, Night of the Blood Beast and Space Mutiny:

Them's some good stuff.

Send your links and more MST3K videos . . . THIS way:

And be on the lookout for Episode 60 of Beyond Checkerdome (The Jeff Tyni edition!) later this week . . . it was recorded last night.