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Kylo Ren is a cold-hearted motherfucker, even in eight bits.

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"Weird, I CAN create my own luck when I'm given more than three seconds of ice time!"
"Weird, I CAN create my own luck when I'm given more than three seconds of ice time!"
Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

So. BluesMay was going to take her turn, but will instead be back Sunday. You get me instead. You're Welcome / I'm Sorry.

BLUES NEWS:

  • One of the writers at Hockey Wilderness used the Blues as part of a model for a winning franchise. But I bet even the model would never win a Cup because THE BLUES ARE FUCKING CURSED. [SLGT FanShots]
  • A look at the Blues' remaining schedule with doubleduck. [SLGT FanPosts]
  • This is the first I'm hearing about a range of points Hitch wanted to be in, but WHATEVER CHUCK-O, JUST DO SOMETHING IN THE PLAYOFFS THAT ISN'T "ROLL OVER AND FUCKING DIE" FOR ONCE, PLEASE AND THANK YOU. [StL Today / Morning Skate]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE COLORADO AVALANCHE(S):

SCORES AND SCHEDULE:

  • Ten hockey-style contests in the world's best hockey-style league yesterday evening. [NHL.com 01/21/2016]
  • Only six hockey-style contests in the same league this evening. [NHL.com 01/22/2016]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • Ryan Lambert takes a look at trade talk involving Bruins forward Loui Eriksson, including (and this is the first I'm hearing of this) . . . the Blues . . . in Huge If True. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of the Bruins . . . they did a nice thing yesterday, paying tribute to injured hockey player Denna Laing. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Are the Canadiens as bad as they've been lately? [USA Today]
  • And is Marc Bergevin to blame? (Bergevin says . . . yes.) [Sportsnet]
  • A look at one person's thoughts on the worst contract per team. 19 points in 134 games, making $2.6MM/yr . . . and somehow, that's not enough to put Steve Ott over Ryan Reaves (and they didn't even spell Reaves' name right, either) . . . ooooooooookay then. [The Sporting News]
  • Brian Burke wants a wider ice surface in the NHL. [TSN]
  • What's the latest on expansion? Why have the Hurricanes been so good lately? How does the Pacific end up? How many goals will John Scott score in the All-Star Game? The answers to these questions, from SB Nation's NHL Blog Council! [SB Nation]

OTHER SHIT:

  • The guy who edited Sharknado 2 . . . also had a brief NHL career. (S/T to RealBadRobot) [Fitness In Post]
  • The Buffalo Bills made history Wednesday . . . in a GOOD way. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • The song from the original Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi ending, "Yub Nub" . . . acoustic guitar version. [Nerdist]
  • Hyperloop pods will probably be the closest we get to teleportation in most of our lifetimes. Anyway, they're in development! [Mental Floss]
  • "I got the money! Ah fuck, did I leave the keys in the car?!" [Y! / AP]
  • Former NBA star Clifford Robinson is opening a recreational pot dispensary in Oregon . . . and calling it "Uncle Spliffy". Mad fucking genius, man. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • Snowmageddon? Drew Magary ain't fuckin' scared. [Deadspin / Adequate Man]

BOOZE OF THE DAY:

  • When the wife and I were in Calgary a couple years back, we brought a small bottle of Newfoundland Screech rum back with us . . . so we could properly prepare for me getting "Screeched In" when I go there . . . whenever the hell that is. Turned out, the stuff's not bad for a cheap dark rum. [The Whiskey Exchange]

VIDEO:

Several death scenes from Star Wars movies . . . in 8-bit form! Check it out:

Oh yeah, SPOILER ALERT on that last one I guess but HOLY SHIT IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT YET YOU PROBABLY WEREN'T GOING TO SEEK IT.

Hoosier Blue's turn tomorrow. BluesMay returns Sunday, and we mean it this time. Then we'll see what we're doing for the All-Star Break. Yay.