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Steve Ott isn't good. But you knew that. Also, a dude plays hockey in the snow with his dachsunds and people reacted to the Red Wedding so awesomely a couple years ago. And other things.

"Oh fuck, that's Berglund celebrating. NOOOOOOOOOO." -- Dubnyk
"Oh fuck, that's Berglund celebrating. NOOOOOOOOOO." -- Dubnyk
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Greetings, Earthlings.

BLUES NEWS:

  • Ash got you the important news about the Chicago Wolves yesterday (making the playoffs), but here's Brian's full Prospect Sunday report from before that. [SLGT]
  • These might be the Blues lines for Game 1. I ain't sayin' "no" . . . [SLGT]
  • . . . though I could do without Steve Ott, as you might know. And as Trevor tells you, in longform . . . Ott is not good at his job. [SLGT]
  • The Blues will draw on past (mostly bad) experiences in this year's playoffs, writes Lou. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • Hitch hasn't officially said who's starting in goal for the Blues on Thursday. Though if it's anyone other than Jake Allen, I'd like to think EVERYONE would be surprised. [StL Today / Morning Skate]
  • Scott Cullen of TSN throws his hat in the ring in favor of the Blues. (S/T to adroq) [TSN]
  • What's going to be funny is when Minnesota-bred T.J. Oshie puts up a point per game against the Wild(s). Then again, considering the writer (cool dude, by the way), this seems to be satire. [Hockey Wilderness]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • SB Nation has its' own NHL Playoffs bracket which, as games are played, will turn into a guide for each series. Sweet. [SB Nation]
  • Ryan Lambert has some ideas about how to fix the Kings and the Bruins after their late season falterings. [Puck Daddy]
  • Patrick Kane has been fully cleared to participate for the Blackhawks . . . good luck, Predators! [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • It wasn't mentioned yesterday, so I figured I'd do it now . . . the Brendan Shanahan-led Maple Leafs cleaned house Sunday by firing GM Dave Nonis, head coach Peter Horachek and assistant coach Steve Spott. Remaining? Assistant coach Steve Staios (former Blue), assistant GM Kyle Dubas (young wizard) and director of player personnel Mark Hunter (former Blue) . . . which means the future of the Leafs is basically going to be determined by a bunch of former Blues. Sweet. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The referees of this year's playoffs have been announced. On the list: Steve Kozari, the dude who called slashing when Tyler Myers dropped his stick last Tuesday before Paul Stastny's goal. NOT on the list? Tim Peel. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards helmed a team that was on fire to finish the season. His reward will be to coach Team USA at the IIHF World Championships next month. One of his assistants will be Dan Bylsma. [USA Today]
  • Further proof that Jimmy Howard may not really be an elite goaltender . . . Petr Mrazek will start Game 1 for the Red Wings on Thursday. [Detroit News]
  • A Stanley Cup made of BACON. [SB Nation / Lookit]
  • Connor McDavid might be pretty good at hockey, you guys. [Y! / Buzzing the Net]
  • The hockey career of Devils forward and native Newfoundlander Ryane Clowe is likely over. [CBC Newfoundland & Labrador]

OTHER SHIT:

  • A Bolivian team protested its' league's decision to make them play Saturday by putting seven of their youth players against their league opponent. It ended in a forfeit. [Deadspin / Screamer]
  • The NBA's Milwaukee Bucks unveiled new logos yesterday, and personally, I like them. [SB Nation / Lookit]
  • Finding the speed of light with Peeps. Take all the Peeps you want, guys. They're terrible. [NPR / The Salt]
  • I'm assuming the airport agent in question here lost his job. [Y! / Reuters]
  • Remember Lawrence Phillips, the Rams first-round bust from many moons ago? Well, he's suspected to have murdered his cellmate. [Deadspin]

VIDEOS:

First, a dude takes an adorable opportunity to play ball hockey with his two wiener dogs--a red and a black-and-tan--in the snow:

TUNNEL DOGS!!!!

Also, sticking with the recent Game of Thrones theme, here's a bunch of people reacting to watching the infamous "Red Wedding" scene from Episode 9 of Season 3:

Yeeeeeeeeah. I'll have a better one tomorrow, I promise.

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And look for Episode #82 of Beyond Checkerdome in the next day or two.