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A Bright Future Ahead for the Blues

A Bright Future Ahead for the Blues

April 11th, 2018 The 2017-18 season was one to forget for the St. Louis Blues. Not because they were terrible throughout the season, but because they were terrible during crucial stretches. Inconsistency plagued the team after a blazing hot start and, while the team managed to claw their way back into the picture,...
Blues Veterans Sparking Playoff Push

Blues Veterans Sparking Playoff Push

March 25th, 2018 The St. Louis Blues playoff hopes are still alive. With their victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday the Blues moved to within one point of the Colorado Avalanche for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference. Since the departure of Paul Stastny at the trade deadline, the veterans...

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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...
February 17th, 2018
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Before he was even drafted into the NHL, Vladimir Tarasenko was part of one of the worst trades in Ottawa Senators history. On draft day in 2010, the Senators were sitting with the 16th overall pick after finishing fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 44-32-6 record. The Senators went on to lose their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games, which brings us right back to the draft table on June 25, 2010. There, the Sens’ late general manager Bryan Murray made the decision to trade the team’s first-round pick for defenceman David Rundblad. Going to Ottawa Going to St. Louis D David Rundblad 2010 1st-round pick (#16 - Vladimir Tarasenko) Looking back, it was one of the worst decisions for the organization. Rundblad: Sweden’s Senator The year prior to the trade that sent him to Ottawa, Rundblad played for Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Elite League. He had a goal and 13 points in 47 games and was a plus-four over that...
February 6th, 2018
Trade Deadline

The St. Louis Blues currently sit in third place in the NHL's Central Division, two points behind the Nashville Predators and three points ahead of the Dallas Stars. With the most games played in the Western Conference, the second half has limited opportunities for the Blues to advance in the division. The trade deadline is fast approaching and a splash in the market could help the Blues, but their options are limited, and time is running out. A Tumultuous Blues Trade History It’s hard to forget, no matter how hard I try, that the Blues have a bad history of deadline deals. Approaching deadline day in 2014, the Blues sent Chris Stewart, Jaroslav Halak, William Carrier, and two picks to the Buffalo Sabres for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott. The deal ended up derailing the season, and Ryan Miller left after an early playoff exit. A 2008 deal saw the Blues acquire Cam Janssen for Bryce Salvador, a dependable blue liner that helped lead the New Jersey Devils to the Stanley Cup Finals in...

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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