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Well, I guess we know he's not dead, I guess.
Well, I guess we know he's not dead, I guess.
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BLUES NEWS:

  • The Blues donated a point to the Stars but won 2-1 in overtime on Tuesday. Justin caps this bad boy. [SLGT]
  • Defending Big D were happy with getting a point. As they should've been. It was donated, y'know. [Defending Big D]
  • On Episode #118 of Beyond Checkerdome, CCR and I drank and talked about a 2-1-1 set of games. And a bunch of other shit. [SLGT]
  • Blues' TV ratings are actually down, but they're still in the top five in the NHL. [SLGT]
  • The Blues weren't using Dmitrij Jaskin and he had options, so they sent him to Rosemont. [SLGT]
  • Jeff Gordon says Jaskin needs more offensive work, which would seem to tell me Gordo hasn't paid one fucking lick of attention to what Ken Hitchcock has been doing with Jaskin this season. (Hockey Guy, my ass.) [StL Today]
  • Johnny has your Lynx Links. [SLGT FanPosts]
  • Blues CEO Chris Zimmerman is listed as one of the nine members of the MLS2STL group looking to put an MLS team in St. Louis. [StL Today]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THOSE ASSHOLES OUT WEST (AKA THE LOS ANGELES KINGS):

  • For news and fan views on TAOW (aka the Kings), go to Jewels From The Crown. [Jewels From The Crown]
  • Last time the Blues played a California team, the Sharks writer at Battle of California decided Steve Ott had an STD. What will the Kings writer come up with in response? [Battle of California]

SCORES AND SCHEDULE:

  • There were eight games Tuesday and three last night. There will be 11 games tonight (including that one at the DrinkScotch) and five tomorrow night. [NHL.com Scores]

HOCKEY NEWS:

  • NHL Commissioner For Life™ Gary Bettman upheld the 20-game suspension given to Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for cross-checking linesman Donnie Henderson in the back. [NHL.com]
  • The NHLPA will appeal this decision to a Neutral Discipline Arbitrator, the first appeal of its' kind since the option opened up in the latest collective bargaining agreement. [NHLPA]
  • Flames president of hockey ops Brian Burke is not pleased with the NHL's decision. [Sportsnet]
  • And because things can't go well enough for the Flames lately . . . goalie Karri Ramo is out for the season with a torn ACL. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Ryan Lambert takes on the lack of standings suspense, moral indignation and a fuck-ton more in his Puck Daddy Countdown. [Puck Daddy]
  • The John Scott movie is still happening, according to Scott (who scored a goal for the St. John's IceCaps last night, by the way). [USA Today / FTW!]
  • The IceCaps' parent team, the Canadiens, is in a world of shit. This writer lists a shitload of reasons why he feels Michel Therrien should be relieved of his coaching duties. [CTV Montreal]
  • Insurance experts who specialize in the professional sports industry say the NHL has a pretty good idea of how many players will develop dementia and Alzheimer's. [TSN]
  • The Bruins will not only be wearing green . . . but adding plaid with the combo for warmups on March 17th . . . otherwise known as "Amateur Night for Drunkards". [SB Nation]
  • Remember when that Red Wings fan in your life said Jimmy Howard was a good goaltender? Well s/he was wrong. Howard is average, Petr Mrazek is awesome and so the Wings may be looking to trade Howard. Five possible destinations for the average goaltender. [Wings Nation]
  • Five For Howling explores a possible trade fit for Coyotes forward Mikkel Boedker to the Stars . . . um, I would HATE this. [Five For Howling]
  • Things haven't been so great for Flint, Michigan lately (or, for some, EVER). Now, for the second time this year, the OHL's Flint Firebirds have fired their coaching staff. The OHL is investigating. [The Sporting News]
  • For some reason, Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is getting "darkhorse Norris Trophy buzz". Sam at The Committed Indian is just as baffled about it as you are. [The Committed Indian]

OTHER SHIT:

  • Not stunningly, wedding proposals are good for business, if you're a restauranteur. [NPR / The Salt]
  • Gas is cheap these days . . . but not THIS cheap. [Y! / AP]
  • Apple seems to have gotten into a bit of a to-do with the FBI regarding encryption, as outlined in an open letter posted late Tuesday. [Nerdist]
  • Digital sundial? Yes, digital sundial. [Mental Floss]
  • The University of Illinois hired Josh Whitman, an Illinois grad, away from Washington University in St. Louis to be their athletic director. Yay. [The Champaign Room]
  • Basketball legend Michael Jordan turned 53 years young yesterday. Here are six photos of him chasing golfer Sergio Garcia. [SB Nation / #Lookit]
  • Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo retired. He's younger than I am. [Deadspin]

BEER OF THE DAY:

  • We brought home a growler of Tallgrass Brewing's Pumpkin Slayer when we were in Manhattan, KS. It's Goddamn tasty, even after a few days in the fridge. And DAMN strong. [Untappd]

VIDEO:

The Postmodern Jukebox crew sang Craigslist "Missed Connections" for Valentine's Day . . . here are some clips:

And it was awesome.

BluesMay returns Saturday. I return Monday.