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Strange things get dropped on New Year's Eve, a 3 foot pickle anyone?

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New Year's Eve aftermath
New Year's Eve aftermath
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!! Hope your night was worth the hangover.

BLUES NEWS:

  • Blues recall Colin Fraser and John McCarthy from the Wolves. [Blues]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • 11 games with numerical outcomes last night. [NHL.com 12/31/14]
  • 2 games today. I think one of them is special or something. [NHL.com 1/1/15]
  • Hockey players are crazy! Hurricanes defenseman Michal Jordan (no, not that one) lost his glove and jammed his finger and then returned to the game after having it popped back into place. Link is not for the squeamish. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Columbus Blues Jackets sign Nick Foligno for 6 years and $33 million. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Panthers sign Nick Bjugstad to 6 years $22.5 million. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • NHL finalizes Andrew Barroway's purchase of 51% take in the Arizona Coyotes. [USA Today ]
  • Top Ten goals of 2014. Our Vladimir Tarasenko is NUMBER ONE!! [Puck Daddy]
  • Canucks Jannik Hansen was fined $5,000 for an illegal check to the head of Sharks Tommy Wingels. After Hansen's minor her scored on a breakaway right out of the box. [Puck Daddy]
  • Darryl Sutter pulls out a rule about tape colour on Oilers goalie (and former King) Ben Scrivens midway through the shootout. Sure it's a valid rule, but that's a jerk move just to mess with a goalie who has played for you and apparently always had orange tape on the knob of his stick. [Deadspin]
  • KHL coach Peter Skudra gets ejected from a game 4seconds before the end of OT and start of the shootout. And the only exit from the Torpedo Novgorod bench is through the opponents bench. Ouch!. [Puck Daddy]

WINTER CLASSIC:

  • Winter Classic is getting a new gimmick, but it seems pretty cool. Inspired by the Stadium Series. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Classic just got a whole lot cooler. Players have been given the go ahead to wear sunglasses to protect against the glare of the sun off the ice. [Puck Daddy]
  • A delayed WInter Classic will mean competition with the Rose Bowl. The game is scheduled to start at 1 Eastern. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ideas for revitalizing the Winter Classic and a list of suggested locations and teams, San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues in Provo, Utah? [Puck Daddy]
  • Best and worst of the Winter Classic merchandise. I want a stuffed Alex Ovechkin! [Puck Daddy]

WJC:

OTHER…STUFF:

  • This bubble hockey table automatically pours beer for the winners. I think we all need this. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Drunkspin's list of the Best Beers of 2014.  Boulevard makes this list! [Deadspin]
  • Everything that should die in 2015. [Deadspin]
  • Words that should be banished and scrubbed from the world. [Patch.com]
  • Horrible things that happened to men's penises last year. Lovely. [Deadspin / The Concourse]

VIDEO:

John Green tells you about 38 strange things dropped on New Year's Eve. Why doesn't everyone drop a 350 lb Moon Pie at midnight?

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