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07:23 AM ET 10.03 | Thanks to a story much broader than hockey, Brenden Morrow may have what would otherwise be a cause for some celebration wiped out on him. [Morrow's] debut with the Blues may be put on hold, and the recent shutdown of the U.S. Government could be playing a part in his absence. The club will open the season [Thursday night] against the Nashville Predators, but as of Wednesday afternoon, it appeared that Morrow wouldn't be able to suit up due to issues acquiring a work visa. "I haven't heard anything yet, so it's a bit of an issue," Morrow said after Wednesday's practice. "I haven't checked my phone since I've been off the ice (for an update), but people are working diligently on it. But I don't know if anything has been resolved yet." The Blues provided no update Wednesday and general manager Doug Armstrong had no comment.

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October 3, 2013  08:56 AM ET

If you're having trouble with a work visa just have Timmy call Peggy for you.

October 3, 2013  09:21 AM ET

I guess anyone can get a job here while the government is shut down.

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October 3, 2013  09:21 AM ET

I hope we can find a way to idle Sid when we have to play 'em!

:-)

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October 3, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Not to turn this into a political debate but why in the he_-ll is the US government shutting down ?? Someone fill me in. Is the Zombie apocalypse already here ??

And not meant to be political but it's because Congress is being held hostage by wackadoodles from the Republican Party.

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October 3, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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I hope we can find a way to idle Sid when we have to play 'em!:-)

LOL!!!

Bstgm: My opinion?

Our government is run by a bunch of overgrown babies!

October 3, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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And not meant to be political but it's because Congress is being held hostage by wackadoodles from the Republican Party.

Yep..pretty much.

October 3, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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He's played down there for, what, almost 20 years (he played junior in Portland)? Never thought citizenship might be a good idea?

Glad someone brought this up. I just thought eventually some of them (not most, but some) do.

Must tell you that must not want any part of it. ;)

October 3, 2013  09:36 AM ET
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As for Morrow..he moves at the speed of an ice-berg.

Brenden Morrow's debut with the Blues may be put on hold .....

Believe me .... other than him .... nobody will care or notice

October 3, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Yep..pretty much.

It's become so polarized neither side is willing to break from their respective "puppet masters" for the good of the Country.

October 3, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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It's become so polarized neither side is willing to break from their respective "puppet masters" for the good of the Country.

I'm not sure they ever have the good of the country in mind.

October 3, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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He's played down there for, what, almost 20 years (he played junior in Portland)? Never thought citizenship might be a good idea?

I am no expert, but my understanding is that Canada does recognize dual citizenship. The US I believe does not. But so what? If he doesn't have to give up his Canadian citizenship wouldn't a US citizenship be a way to avoid the stupidity that periodically infects the US government?

October 3, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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I'm not sure they ever have the good of the country in mind.

Of course they don't. Either side.


It's all about forcing a view or policy on the other side of the aisle. Then begins the backlash from the "losing" side.

October 3, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Of course they don't. Either side. It's all about forcing a view or policy on the other side of the aisle. Then begins the backlash from the "losing" side.

LMAO. My cure is to fire all 535 of them and replace them by throwing darts at telephone books from each of the 50 states. I'll bet the result would be better than the current mess.

And, that's it for political brilliance from this end at least............

October 3, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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It's become so polarized neither side is willing to break from their respective "puppet masters" for the good of the Country.

Normally, I would agree. I am actually not a member of the D, or the R. I am an I. :)

However, this clearly is the fault of one party. They lost an election. They lost the fight on a law that was passed, upheld by SCOTUS, and tried to repeal 42 times, and lost that too. Then, when it is time to pass a CR, they tried to yet again, defund said law. That is not a time to attach ANYTHING TO A CR.

One job. Pass a CR. One job.

Nope. The right-wing fringe of the R-Party gotta take their ball and go home!

No one wants to get political here, a neighbor to the North asked why, and IMHO, that is why.

It is hard "not to get political," when it is very political.

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