Blues players excited to finally get their turn looking cool in eye black

By Wally Barnes

 Kevin Shattenkirk and the rest of his Blues teammates can't wait to get artsy with their eye black today.  Source

Kevin Shattenkirk and the rest of his Blues teammates can't wait to get artsy with their eye black today. Source

ST. LOUIS, MO – Members of the St. Louis Blues today announced that they will make the most of their opportunity to finally wear eye black at today's Winter Classic game.

With this being the franchise's first outdoor game in its history, players feel that their turn to look cool sporting the black grease is long overdue.

While they are keeping the specifics confidential, several members of the Blues said that fans should expect to see some pretty neat designs out on the ice. 

"Some guys are going with the big thick smears that Bryce Harper does, and others will use the stick-on ones with messages written in white," defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk told reporters this morning. "We've waited so long to get our chance on this outdoor stage, and we're not gonna muck it up."

"Guys have been planning this for ages." 

Fans have joined in on the excitement, with some saying that they can't wait to see which players turn out to be crazy bible bashers, and which ones are homophobic enough to write a gay slur in a different language on their black. 

"I'm putting bets on with my buddies about which players will have a Psalms passage on theirs," Pat Werth from nearby Clayton said. "I think fans will be surprised which ones the religious nutters are."

"Some guys hide it very well."

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