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One for the Ages: Doug Harvey's 1968-69 NHL Season

One for the Ages: Doug Harvey's 1968-69 NHL Season

May 22nd, 2018 There will never be any replicating of Doug Harvey. One should be very cautious even about drawing comparisons between the legendary defenseman and other players since his time. Bobby Orr certainly revolutionized the defense position. Paul Coffey rewrote the majority of the offensive records for...
Pierre Plante: A Forgotten First-Rounder

Pierre Plante: A Forgotten First-Rounder

May 15th, 2018 If the 1971 NHL Amateur Draft was not one of the deepest drafts, it was certainly a very fruitful one. Fifty of the players selected went on to have NHL careers. Three became Stanley Cup champions. Fourteen players would play at least 500 regular season games, while three would eventually be...

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March 6th, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues are no strangers to injuries. In recent years, the team has lost significant players to injury and the 2017-18 season is following tradition. The Blues’ woes began even before the season started when news broke that Robby Fabbri had re-torn his ACL and would miss the entire season. Fabbri, who provided a much-needed boost of energy during a slump the previous year, was added to the long list of players who would, at the very least, miss the season’s start. Still, St. Louis managed to gain an early lead in the Central Division with help from an onslaught of goals from their defensemen and promising starts from several young prospects, including Tage Thompson, Vince Dunn and Sammy Blais. Blues Lose Two Key Leaders The injuries continued in the coming months, with captain Alex Pietrangelo and Jaden Schwartz missing time after blocking shots in a game against the Detroit Red Wings in early December. Pietrangelo spent a short time on injured...
March 3rd, 2018
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A week ago, one of the biggest questions in St. Louis was “to buy or sell?” Fans looked to Blues general manager Doug Armstrong to show the team and the city whether the organization would push themselves out of a six-game losing streak and make a run at a playoff spot, or whether we should look to the coming years for the hope of a successful season. Being in the middle of the worst slump since 2010, there weren't many moves that would’ve been thought of as surprises. With a number of veterans whose recent performances have been short of acceptable, along with a promising list of top prospects that could be used to barter, Armstrong made it known that the right deal would be considered if it came along. Paul Stastny was thought of as far from untouchable when thinking of selling, yet it still seemed to come as a slight shock when the top-six forward waived his no-trade clause and was sent to Winnipeg right before the deadline. Four Short Years for Stastny Paul Stastny...
February 26th, 2018
Winnipeg Jets

The Winnipeg Jets have acquired center Paul Stastny from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for winger Erik Foley, a conditional 2018 first-round pick and a conditional 2020 fourth-round pick, the team announced Monday. In 63 games with the Blues this season, Stastny registered 12 goals and 40 points. He has played 12 seasons in the NHL, racking up 216 goals and 633 points in his 805-game career. Foley, a Jets prospect who was drafted 78th overall in 2015, plays for Providence College and has 15 goals and 34 points in 32 games this season. Stastny's Opportunity with Jets Stastny has been with St. Louis for the last four seasons and has only played with St. Louis and Colorado over his career. He joins the Jets, who are currently in a fight for the top spot in the Central Division. He will likely add to the team's center depth, which features Mark Scheifele and Bryan Little. As the Jets gear up for a deep playoff run as one of the Western Conference's top teams this season, they...
February 18th, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues offense exploded against the Colorado Avalanche and Winnipeg Jets on Feb. 8 and 9, scoring 11 goals combined in two wins. But they have failed to maintain the momentum in the games since. With a 2-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Friday night, the Blues are now in fourth place in the Central Division and in the first wild-card position. The Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames are hot on their heels and with just over 20 games left to play the odds of making the playoffs are getting worse. The Injury Bug Strikes the Blues Again Robby Fabbri is still recovering from an ACL injury suffered in September, Zach Sanford was just recently activated off the IR after a shoulder injury, and Jaden Schwartz has only been back in the lineup for a few weeks since he returned from an ankle injury. Unfortunately, the bug continues to bite as we can now add Joel Edmundson to the list of players who will, or have, missed significant time this year. Edmundson, who had equalled...

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One for the Ages: Wayne Gretzky's 1995-96 NHL Season

The 1995-96 St. Louis Blues were a collection of hockey's aged superstars. A team with an all-in mentality. One that endeavored to squeeze whatever elixir was still left in the proverbial fountain of youth. But for some reason, it didn't quite work. Wayne Gretzky's time with the Blues is likely... December 1st, 2017

Unbreakable Records: The St. Louis Blues and the 1978 NHL Draft

In 1978, the St. Louis Blues set an unbeatable record at the final NHL Amateur Draft. In the following year, the NHL allowed teams to draft players from the defunct WHA and those who had played overseas. In light of these changes, the league renamed the annual inventory-taking event as the NHL... November 1st, 2017