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Hockey History - the NHL "Second Six"

Hockey History - the NHL "Second Six"

July 5th, 2017 ** Originally published on April 2010 by Bruce Wilkie/THW The 1950s and 60s were a time of great growth for professional sports in the United States. Three of the four "major" sports had expanded to become nationwide entities. The National Football League, National Basketball Association and...
Blues' Berglund Injured After Training Accident

Blues' Berglund Injured After Training Accident

June 29th, 2017 Blues Nation was riding high after general manager Doug Armstrong pulled off one of the greatest draft day heists in recent memory when he traded for Brayden Schenn and traded back into the first round to select Klim Kostin. On June 28, the Blues announced that forward Patrik Berglund was forced...

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Blues Make Tough Decision, Protect Reaves

The St. Louis Blues had already confirmed that they would go by way of the 7-3-1 protection method for June 21's NHL Expansion Draft, which will get under way during the NHL Awards Ceremony at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena at 7:00 p.m. General manager Doug Armstrong and the Blues weren't in as... June 19th, 2017

Blues' Coaching Staff Complete

After head coach Mike Yeo and the Blues gutted their coaching staff by firing Rick Wilson, Steve Thomas, Ray Bennett and Ty Conklin in early May, rumors swirled that three of the replacements would come from the Blues' AHL affiliate Chicago Wolves' coaching staff. On May 24th the Blues hired... June 16th, 2017

Kovalchuk Worth the Risk for Blues

It is no secret that the St. Louis Blues should be in the market to add a scorer or two for the 2017-18 season. Former New Jersey Devils star Ilya Kovalchuk wants back in the NHL and the Blues could be a landing spot come October. Rumors of his North American return were confirmed by Devils... June 13th, 2017

Blues Continue to Add Grit to Coaching Staff

A week after the St. Louis Blues hired Darryl Sydor and Steve Ott, they hired another man who donned a sweater with the blue note on the front in his NHL career — Barret Jackman. After Rick Wilson, Steve Thomas, Ray Bennett and Ty Conklin were fired in early May, the Blues had a number of... June 5th, 2017

Jackman Will Help Blues Prospects Flourish

The St. Louis Blues have added another former player to their coaching regime with the signing of Barret Jackman as the team's development coach. Jackman, 36, spent 14 years in the NHL after being drafted by the Blues in 1999. Last October, he announced his retirement after signing a one-day... June 3rd, 2017

Top 5 Moments of the Blues 2016-17 Season

The St. Louis Blues celebrated their 50th year in existence this season (1967-2017). It was a roller coaster ride filled with its fair share of bad times,  but there's no doubting the good moments outweighed the bad. Unfortunately, the 49th season of hockey ended the same way their previous 48... June 2nd, 2017