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Schenn’s Super Start in St. Louis

Schenn’s Super Start in St. Louis

November 8th, 2017 Being traded in the NHL - or any sport for that matter - is never easy. But surely the sting wears off a bit when you realize that you’ve been traded to the St. Louis Blues and get to play on a line alongside Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz. That’s where Brayden Schenn finds himself these...
Unbreakable Records: The St. Louis Blues and the 1978 NHL Draft

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

November 1st, 2017 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...

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September 20th, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues will start the 2017-18 season shorthanded.Both forward Zach Sanford and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester are scheduled to miss time with respective injuries, the team announced Tuesday.Sanford dislocated his left shoulder on the first day of training camp and will be out for 5-6 months. Bouwmeester fractured his left ankle during the Blues scrimmage on Sunday. The 34-year-old blueliner will be re-evaluated in three weeks. Forward Patrik Berglund remains off the ice after injuring himself during the offseason while training, rounding out St. Louis's wounded trio.Sanford and Bouwmeester's latest injuries present quite a problem for the Blues' roster; their depth will be tasked with resolving it. Replacing Bouwmeester While Carl Gunnarsson's role will be elevated on the back end in Bouwmeester's absence, head coach Mike Yeo should also seek answers through the Blues' pipeline. Yeo mentioned Jordan Schmaltz, Jake Walman, and Vince Dunn as possible...
September 20th, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues' training camp has been open for under a week and already the lineup for opening night is starting to take shape. Unfortunately for the team this is more due to circumstance than by design. The Blues have already been hit by the injury bug it seems, which means they'll be starting the season at a disadvantage. Luckily for St. Louis there are also players who are using training camp as a way of showcasing their talents in an effort to make the team.So who's out and who's making a case to join the team? Read on. Bouwmeester Out at Least Three Weeks The St. Louis Blues have announced that veteran defenceman Jay Bouwmeester will be out for at least the next three weeks after fracturing his left ankle in a scrimmage at camp.Bouwmeester's loss is a big one. It means he'll now miss all of the Blues' preseason games, and the start of regular season as well. If Bouwmeester is able to return to the team after three weeks then the damage may be minimal, but if...
September 17th, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues officially opened their training camp back on the 15th of September; hockey is almost fully back! It's good to see our social media feeds packed full of pictures and videos of players dressed and on the ice again. While training camp hasn't even been running for a full week, there are still plenty of things to talk about here, so let's get to it. Sanford Injured Let's get the bad news out of the way first. Zach Sanford suffered a shoulder injury on the very first day of training camp and will miss the next few weeks as a result. That's probably not how he thought this new season would begin.If you've completely forgotten who Sanford is exactly, you'll be forgiven. The 22-year-old left winger was brought in as a part of the trade that sent Kevin Shattenkirk to Washington at the trade deadline. Last season was the first time Sanford got any NHL experience, as he appeared in a total of 39 games split between the Caps and the Blues. The then-rookie scored two...
September 13th, 2017
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Vladimir Tarasenko is an elite sniper. For the past three years in St. Louis, he has consistently scored over 30 goals a season. He's also contributed at least 30 assists in each of those years as well. At only 25-years-old he's in the prime of his career and should be for the next five or six seasons, a length of time that the Blues have him locked up for.The question is, have we seen all that the Russian right winger can do? Or is the very best yet to come? Past Performance Before we look at what kind of player Tarasenko could be during the 2017-18 season, we need to look deeper at his past. Tarasenko entered the league during the shortened season of 2012-13, playing in 38 games for St. Louis and scoring eight goals and 19 points. Not bad for a rookie in a short season, but not quite the level of scoring that we've grown to expect from him in the past few years. He missed a good chunk of the 2013-14 season after a hand injury that required surgery and as a result only...