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Vladimir Tarasenko owns everything. But there are other links. Somehow. And we have a tribute to Movember based on "Frozen" AND the top five most annoying MST3K characters of all time. So click on stuff.

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"Game. Blouses."
"Game. Blouses."
Bruce Bennett

Jesus H. fucking Christ, man. 91 is growing up to be a beast right before our eyes.

BLUES NEWS:

  • Brian Elliott stood on his head last night (36 saves, plus two in the shootout), but few are going to remember that (which may be a damn shame, but such is life) as Vladimir Tarasenko scored another (a beauty, even) AND got the shootout winner (with another shootout tally by Alexander Steen). Your other regulation goals? Patrik Berglund (?!) and Jay Bouwmeester (?!?!) . . . the Blues won 4-3 in the shootout. And J-Mill has words about it. [SLGT]
  • Here's what Blueshirt Banter thought of the result. Not shockingly, they weren't as happy. Also, it's not as if the Blues weren't shorthanded as well, but hey, whatever. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • And here's what Joe Yerdon had to say about it. [SB Nation]
  • Someone had to take a shower after Tarasenko's goal. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Since there was only one game last night, Tarasenko was named Puck Daddy's First Star. Elliott, who may have deserved second star more than Martin St. Louis (despite his two tallies), was Third Star. Whatever. Stars are stars. [Puck Daddy]
  • Before the game, Ken Hitchcock noted that the "youngsters" had not stepped up. Even though Tarasenko is young (as is Jaden Schwartz), I assume those aren't the youngsters he's talking about. Still, that's a short leash for Dmitrij Jaskin and Magnus Paajarvi, eh? [SLGT FanShots]
  • Also during the game, Ryan Reaves and Dylan McIlrath fought. McIlrath isn't a good hockey player either, and this is what he's known for, and while he hung in there, he basically got fed by a smaller guy. And then the Tarasenko goal happened (which McIlrath was on the ice for), and I can't figure out why this guy still keeps getting chances in the NHL. Sheesh. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Before the game, Tarasenko was named the first star of last week by the NHL. Five goals in three games will get you that kind of honor. [SLGT]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS:

  • I'd rather trust Lou Korac than Lou Lamoriello, but whatever. Visit In Lou We Trust for all your Devils news. Game's at 6:30pm CST tonight and is on NBC Sports Network, so set your viewing and drinking schedules accordingly. [In Lou We Trust]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • That Blues-Rags game last night? The only one in the NHL. Ain't that some shit. [NHL.com 11/03/14]
  • There's a few more than one tonight. In fact, 12 of them. One of them is in the swamp, and you may have heard about it. [NHL.com 11/04/14]
  • Oilers defenseman Andrew Ference hit Canucks forward Zack Kassian in the head. For that, he'll be eating press box bratwurst for three games. [USA Today]
  • When a judge has to tell your Junior Hockey son's mother to stop bothering coaches via phone and email, you are a fucking crazy person. Especially when one of those coaches is Mike Babcock. (S/T to @akmark78) [metronews.ca Vancouver]
  • Here's an interesting and outstanding longform on NHL goalie mask art by Kevin Woodley. (S/T to brianlight89) [NHL.com]
  • Wasting rookies is poor asset management, according to Ryan Lambert in his weekly What We Learned column. And he's probably right. [Puck Daddy]
  • They need nets in Europe, too. An eight-year-old French boy died at a hockey game in Dunkirk over the weekend after being struck by a puck. [The Telegraph]
  • Bridgeport Sound Tigers goaltender David Leggio had a 2-on-0 coming at him. So he dislodged his own net. Crafty. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • The Bruins will have Claude Julien as their coach for three more years. [Bruins Daily]
  • Tim Leiweke, who will soon no longer be the CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (which runs the Maple Leafs, Raptors and Toronto FC), says the Raptors will surpass the Maple Leafs in popularity within ten years. This shows a shocking lack of knowledge of his own fan base(s). Yeah, if the Raptors win ten NBA titles, MAYBE they'll surpass the Leafs. Seriously. That's the only way, Tim. [Puck Drunk Love]
  • Christopher Vezina, a relative of Georges Vezina (the guy the trophy is named after), is now a goaltender himself. Only 15, and already six feet tall. No pressure, kid. [National Post]

OTHER SHIT:

  • On behalf of gentlemen everywhere . . . dudes, please, for the love of fucking Jeebus, stop acting like pricks on social media and dating sites. They call bloggers "keyboard warriors"? Not compared to these pricks. [BuzzFeed]
  • Lose a bunch of weight. Get hitched. To each other. [Y! / AP]
  • Joe Maddon is the new Cubs manager, and he ordered a round of boilermakers for everyone in the room after his introductory press conference because the dude is awesome. [Deadspin]

VIDEOS:

First, it's no-shave November. Here's a tribute, based on Frozen. (S/T to Ashley, aka "ForgedFortunateAndrewFerence")

Sage advice, if you CAN let it grow. (I can't.)

And then, we have our theme of the week, which was MST3K clips. We start with the five most annoying MST3K characters of all time:

Yep, that works. Now that I think of it, I may have posted this one before. Whatever.

Send your links and MST3K clips to me: