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St. Louis Hoping It’s Not a Case of Deja Blue

The 2014 Stanley Cup playoff run has been a roller coaster of emotions for the city of St. Louis. After Alexander Steen capped off a triple-overtime thriller in Game 1 […]

by · April 22, 2014 · 1 comment · St Louis Blues
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Tape2Tape: Seabrook Suspended, But Was It Dirty?

On Sunday, it was announced by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety that Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook received a three-game suspension for his hit on St. Louis Blues forward […]

by · April 21, 2014 · 6 comments · News/Commentary
Jackman celebrates with teammates after scoring the GWG on Saturday (Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports)

Blackhawks Blues Series Will Leave Duncan Keith Black and Blue

So far the first round Central Division match-up between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks has been full of great hockey, thrilling games, and plenty of OT time. […]

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Brent Seabrook Hit A Microcosm of Blackhawks’ Chief Problem

An impressive comeback from a 2-0 deficit in Game 2 was all for naught for the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday afternoon. Brent Seabrook’s brutal hit on St. Louis’ David Backes […]

by · April 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Chicago Blackhawks
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Rivalry in Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs: Blues vs. Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks have been bitter rivals since the Blues first broke into the NHL in 1967.  They’ve had countless battles between the regular and post […]

Kevin Shattenkirk is congratulated by teammates after scoring the first goal for the Blues Tuesday night (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Blues Inner Matchup: Momentum vs Star Power

When fans pile into the Scottrade Center Thursday night for Game 1 of the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks quarterfinal series matchup, they are likely to see a much […]

by · April 16, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Steen returned to the lineup last week but couldn't help the Blues overcome a 6-game skid  (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Are the St. Louis Blues Limping Towards a Playoff Embarrassment?

There’s no doubt a mist of worry in the air around St. Louis right now, and it’s all been caused by the Blues sliding to their first 3-game losing skid […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Steen leads the Blues with 31 goals (Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports)

Hockey IQ: Alexander Steen

The St. Louis Blues have put together an amazing club under Ken Hitchcock’s coaching, and Doug Armstrong’s excellent front office management.  They have brought together a group of individuals who […]

Backes already has 16 goals this season (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

David Backes Finding Next Level

The Toronto Maple Leafs discovered just how colossal David Backes’ game can be. Tuesday night, the St. Louis Blues captain scorched the Leafs for three goals, including an empty netter […]

by · March 26, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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Blues’ Depth Powers Past Tarasenko Injury

The St. Louis Blues proved Monday night against the Winnipeg Jets that scoring by committee is a philosophy that stays with the roster, no matter the injury or trade. The […]

by · March 18, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
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Behind the Numbers: Steve Ott a Premier Faceoff Man

The loss of Vladimir Sobotka at the end of January put a hole in the St. Louis Blues’ offense in more ways than one. It forced coach Ken Hitchcock to […]

by · March 13, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues
Sobotka is currently the NHL leader in faceoff percentage (Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports)

St. Louis Blues and Their Superpowers

  A glance at the standings would tell even the most modest hockey fan that the St. Louis Blues are among the favorites to win the Stanley Cup this season. […]

by · March 11, 2014 · 0 comments · St Louis Blues