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The St. Louis Blues were founded in 1967 as one of the six teams of the 1967 NHL Expansion and is named after the W. C. Handy song “Saint Louis Blues.” They had immediate success and reached the playoffs nine times in their first 10 seasons, including trips to the Stanley Cup Final in their first three seasons; however, they lost all three appearances. In total, the Blues have been a very successful franchise with 45 playoff appearances in 56 seasons. In 2019, they won their first Stanley Cup against the Boston Bruins. 

St. Louis Blues 2023-24 Player Projections: Kasperi Kapanen

After posting 20 goals in his first full NHL season with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2018-19, Kasperi Kapanen‘s career has unexpectedly failed to reach or exceed such heights, with the plague of inconsistency in his career not only more notable but perhaps more tragic, in a player with the physical ability often reflected through his game. Despite some encouraging play with the St. Louis Blues after being claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins in February last season, the recent publicization of his arrest in his native Finland has again reset the general public perception of him. For Kapanen,…

Blues Name Schenn as 24th Team Captain in Franchise History

On Tuesday morning, the St. Louis Blues officially named Brayden Schenn the 24th captain in franchise history. The selection comes after former captain Ryan O’Reilly was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Feb. 17, 2023, leaving the club without an official captain for the rest of the season. The team also announced that along with Schenn, Colton Parayko, Justin Faulk, and Robert Thomas will serve as alternate captains. Related: 3 Blues Candidates for Team Captain Heading into 2023-24, St. Louis was one of eight teams without a captain. If the Blues had decided to move forward without officially naming…

Predicting St. Louis Blues’ 2023-24 Team Awards

The St. Louis Blues will need their best players to perform this season as they attempt to bounce back from a lackluster 2022-23 campaign. A lot of their issues last season arose from several veterans underperforming, so that must change this season if they want to improve. With that being said, this article will examine five different team awards and which Blues will win them. Most Valuable Player: Robert Thomas After a breakout season in 2021-22 and a drop in production last season, Robert Thomas is going to be at his absolute best this season. Cemented as the Blues’ top-line…

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What year were the St. Louis Blues founded?

The St. Louis Blues were founded in 1967 as one of the six teams of the 1967 NHL Expansion.

When did the St. Louis Blues play their first game?

The Blues played their first game on Oct. 11, 1967, against the Minnesota North Stars, which ended in a 2-2 tie.

Who is the current head coach of the St. Louis Blues?

Craig Berube is the current head coach for the St. Louis Blues.