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Blues Struggle to Keep Pace in Central

Blues Struggle to Keep Pace in Central

February 18th, 2018 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...
Tossing Tarasenko a Senators Draft Day Nightmare

Tossing Tarasenko a Senators Draft Day Nightmare

February 17th, 2018 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...

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December 1st, 2017
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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 the least talked about time of his career. That stems mainly from the fact that his stay in St. Louis did not last very long. Just 18 regular season games with "The Great One" wearing the blue note, plus 13 more in the playoffs. A one and done deal. What fans and historians of the game need to realize is that this particular juncture in Gretzky's career holds a lot of hidden gems and interesting tidbits. One could make the argument that every season of Gretzky's career was important and unique but there is something particular about his time with the 1995-96 Blues that contributed noteworthy moments to "The Great One's" career. And that is what makes Gretzky's 1995-96 season one for the...
November 8th, 2017
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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 days after a draft day trade in June sent him from Philadelphia to St. Louis. “Whoever I was going to play with (in the Blues lineup), you come in here and you feel welcome right away,” said the 26-year-old Schenn when asked about joining a new team this offseason. “The coaching staff has presented me with a great opportunity and a great line of communication of what they wanted from me. I’ve played with Schwartz pretty much from day one and then you add Vladdy to our line…whoever I’m playing with on any given night, or on special teams. I’ve come in here and I feel like I’m a big piece (of this team); when you’re a part of a winning hockey team that’s playing pretty...
November 1st, 2017
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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 Entry Draft to reflect that many players selected had already played professional hockey. In what has become the best experiment undertaken by a sports team in order to determine whether quality or quantity is better, the St. Louis Blues accumulated 31 draft picks in 1978. Sadly, Baskin Robbins has never commemorated this unprecedented and unrepeatable achievement. So how did St. Louis become flush with draft picks? The Blues and the 1978 NHL Draft The Blues reportedly added 19 picks to their arsenal by purchasing them outright for cash. The NHL responded to this ploy by banning teams from acquiring future picks in the same manner. However, they might as well have just allowed teams to...
October 18th, 2017
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It’s been a few days since we’ve seen the Chicago Blackhawks in action. Is anyone else feeling a little antsy? Well, never fear! It’s not this past summer, and the Hawks didn’t just get kicked out of the playoffs in the first round. No, that was then, and this is now. For right now, Chicago simply has a bit of a break after a busy four-game week. The 2017-18 season is new and young, and the sky is the limit. The Hawks are currently 4-1-1 on the season, and they take on a division foe in the St. Louis Blues tonight. What an appropriate matchup to feature for a Wednesday Night Rivalry! In preparation for this contest, we were fortunate enough to reach out to our very own Cristiano Simonetta to learn a little more about our opponent. Gail Kauchak: The Blues started their season 4-0, even with three of those games on the road. They went on to drop their last two contests down in Florida. How do you feel about their start so far? Cristiano Simonetta: If you told...

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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