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Watch it grow!

"Watch it grow!"
"Watch it grow!"
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BLUES NEWS:

  • Blues vs. Sharks recap...it wasn't pretty. [SLGT]
  • Ryan Reaves has been suspended three games for his hit on Sharks defenseman Matt Tennyson. [SLGT]
  • Alex Pietrangelo may be back in time for Saturday's game in Nashville against the Predators. [SLGT]
  • Brian Elliott is expected to be out at least 4 weeks. [SLGT]
  • Beyond Checkerdome presents Episode #119: Three Oh and Yeo.  ugh. [SLGT]
  • Jake Allen is ready to pick up where Brian Elliott left off while he was away. [Lou Korac/In the Slot]

KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE NEW YORK RANGERS:

  • They're from New York and wear blue shirts. Some people think the goalie is quite attractive.  [Blue Shirt Banter]

HOCKEY THINGS:

  • The Vancouver Canucks newbies have a lip sync battle. [Puck Daddy]
  • The San Jose Sharks are having the best game giveaway ever!!  A Brent Burns Chia pet!! I want eleventy. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Mike Yeo talks to Michael Russo about being fired by the Minnesota Wild and confirms some peoples' speculations on the situation. [Star Tribune]
  • Ilya Kovalchuk has been stripped of his captaincy of SKA St. Petersburg and scratched from playoff games in the KHL. [Puck Daddy]
  • Alex Ovechkin got a penalty for having two sticks while on ice. Why is this a news story? I remember Erik Johnson getting this penalty several years ago (why I remember that, I have no idea). [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • The movie rights for a John Scott movie have been sold and a screenplay will soon be written. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • In Sherbrooke, Quebec, a 21 year old junior player was arrested on the ice after an altercation with a linesman. [CBS Eye on Hockey]
  • Steve Yzerman would like to trade the suspended Jonathan Drouin by the 2/29 trade deadline. [Puck Daddy]

OTHER STUFF:

  • Sports highlight of the day. [Deadspin]
  • Top ten Australian animals that won't kill you (except maybe with cuteness). [Kotaku]

VIDEOS:

"Paradise" by Coldplay

And "Princess of China" featuring Rihanna.

Yes, some of us actually enjoy Coldplay.

Donut King returns Saturday . . . presumably . . . from NashVegas.