Post Tagged with: "Jake Allen"

Shattenkirk was acquired by the Blues in February 2011 (bridgetds/Flickr)

Special Teams is Key to Blues Success, but has Been Lacking Lately

The St. Louis Blues have hit a rough patch after setting a new franchise record for points in 13 consecutive games early in 2015. This is largely in part to […]

by · February 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, St Louis Blues
Antti Raanta is back with the Chicago Blackhawks, and fantasy managers should see how the goalie backs up Corey Crawford this season. (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports)

The 5 Best NHL Backups

Being an NHL backup is oftentimes a thankless job, especially on teams employing workhorse No. 1 goalies that earn the lion’s share of starts. However, there’s more to it than […]

Nashville Predators center Filip Forsberg (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

10 Rookies Making an Impact on Their Team

1. Filip Forsberg (NSH): When the Nashville Predators received the young Swedish forward from the Washington Capitals in 2013 they could not know what kind of a rookie season he would […]

by · February 16, 2015 · 0 comments · News/Commentary, Prospects
Brodeur took a leave of absence from the Blues last week. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Martin Brodeur is Hanging Them Up, Officially

The illustrious 22-year career of Martin Brodeur is coming to a close. He will officially announce his retirement at 10:30 AM on Thursday at the Scottrade Center, and will then […]

Schwartz led the Blues with a plus-28 last season (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Appear to Have Moved Away From Brodeur

Although the addition of Martin Brodeur doubtlessly added jersey and ticket sales to the bottom line, the net gain in the standings was zero. There’s little question that Brodeur’s experience […]

Elliott is now the team's No. 1 goaltender (Billy Hurst-USA TODAY Sports)

Brian Elliott Quietly Becoming Franchise’s Best Goaltender

The St. Louis Blues have employed many greats in net over the years. The list includes Glenn Hall, Mike Liut, Curtis Joseph, Grant Fuhr and … Brian Elliott? It’s true, […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · NHL Goaltending, St Louis Blues
Vladimir Tarasenko scored 21 goals last season (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Jake Allen Taking Advantage of Return To Crease

Earlier this month, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock made a decision in the crease that created its fair share of questions. The veteran of over 1,250 games behind […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 2 comments · NHL Goaltending, St Louis Blues
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5 Goalies Who Would Look Great in an Oilers Uniform

The 2014-15 NHL season is shaping up to be, barring a dramatic turnaround, yet another disappointing season for the Edmonton Oilers. Despite various free agent singnings and trades completed throughout the 2014 […]

Brodeur took a leave of absence from the Blues last week. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Martin Brodeur Will Finish the Season With the Blues

The January 10, 2015 game against the Carolina Hurricanes displayed once again why Martin Brodeur was brought on. Despite speculation as to his final destination, the short leash provided to […]

Brodeur took a leave of absence from the Blues last week. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

What Will The St. Louis Blues Do About Their Goaltending Situation?

What began as a much-publicized experiment is going to get a lot more interesting. All eyes from around the league were on the St. Louis Blues franchise on December 2nd […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Oshie and the Blues' PK unit has been a point of concern as of late (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Penalties, PK Unit Dooming Blues

After what was the team’s most embarrassing loss of the 2014-15 season, a 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche, the St. Louis Blues entered the holiday break […]

by · December 28, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
The Kings have been a thorn in the Blues' side since the 2011-12 season (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

“He’s a Superstar Now,” Says Tarasenko’s Teammates

The story of Vladimir Tarasenko seems like a never-ending tale that delivers climactic scenes at every page turn. If he’s not scoring two impactful goals in his first NHL contest, […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 1 comment · Player Profiles, St Louis Blues