SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 25:  Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 25, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Talking about hockey coverage this summer

The loss to the San Jose Sharks still stings. As the Sharks prepare to battle for the Stanley Cup for the first time in their team’s history, the Blues are taking vacations and Blues fans are finding new topics to discuss. The media in St. Louis is already trying to fill their time by fabricating some […]

in Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

Poll: Would you like to see Ken Hitchcock return to coach the Blues?

The dust is still settling on the Blues’ third-round playoff exit, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead and planning for the 2016-17 season. The Blues have a ton of questions to address and one of the most significant ones involves head coach Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock is coming off of a one-year deal […]

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Video: Does David Backes’ interview reveal anything about his future?

Will David Backes be back with the Blues next season? That remains to be seen, but his interview following the team’s playoff exit was loaded with the type of emotion you’d expect to see from a player who realizes change is coming. Powerful stuff, but at the same time you wish that kind of emotion would […]

in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 25, 2016 in San Jose, California.

Goodnight 2015-16 St. Louis Blues

These posts are never easy even though I’ve had plenty of practice writing them over the years. It’s time to say goodbye to the 2015-16 St. Louis Blues. This year is even more difficult because the Blues came within two wins of a trip to play for the Stanley Cup. That notion alone is difficult […]

in game four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 21, 2016 in San Jose, California.

Something has to be wrong with Vladimir Tarasenko, right?

Missing: Vladimir Tarasenko. If found, please put on a plane headed for San Jose in time for Wednesday’s Game 6 matchup between the Blues and Sharks. Before going any further in this article, it’s important to make one point very clear. Tarasenko isn’t the only reason the Blues are on the brink of elimination. It […]

in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 23, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

Blues let a winnable Game 5 slip through their fingers

Game 5 was a winnable game for the St. Louis Blues and they let it slip away. In a series in which the San Jose Sharks have received big games from their stars, Vladimir Tarasenko, Kevin Shattenkirk  and others went missing. Need a summary? Watch what happened when the Blues pulled their goalie. That’s Alex […]

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 21:  Kyle Brodziak #28 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates with teammates after his second goal in game four of the Western Conference Finals against the San Jose Sharks during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 21, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Blues find their game while Sharks goon it up in Game 4

Welcome back Blues! For the first time in the third round, the Blues played some of the hockey which made them so successful all season long. Passes were sharp. Defensive play was mostly sound. Forwards were pressuring the opposition. Special teams played a positive role. The Blues finally returned to their style of hockey and […]

in game three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 19, 2016 in San Jose, California.

The Blues only have themselves to blame for excuses of fatigue

After the Blues followed up a miserable Game 2 with a dreadful Game 3, lots of explanations and excuses poured out from both fans and analysts. One of those which kept appearing was the issue of fatigue. There’s some merit to the argument as visually the Blues look significantly slower than the Sharks, but the […]

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 19:  Tomas Hertl #48 of the San Jose Sharks scores in the third period against Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues in game three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 19, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Blues are embarrassing themselves in the Conference Final

The St. Louis Blues of old took two series off but they’ve showed up in a big way in the third round against the San Jose Sharks. The competent, powerful hockey team that sent the Blackhawks and Stars home is missing. In its place is a pathetic, embarrassing club which struggles to string two passes […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 17:  Paul Martin #7 of the San Jose Sharks battles for the puck with Kyle Brodziak #28 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Miserable effort and bad special teams sink the Blues in Game 2

The Blues beat the Sharks in Game 1 thanks to a lot of luck. Still, all of the positive luck aside, the Blues still played what resembled a decent game. They weren’t great, but they weren’t horrible. Apparently they saved their horrible play for Game 2. In summary, Game 2 was a disaster. The luck […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 15:  Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues tends goal during the second period against the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 15, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Brian Elliott and a lot of luck carry the Blues to Game 1 win

Not even a spectacular dive from Joe Pavelski could keep Brian Elliott from stealing a Game 1 win from the San Jose Sharks. Not even a shot which hit off the post, hit Elliott in the back and miraculously popped over his shoulder instead of falling into the net could stop the Blues. Realistically, it […]

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Video: VP of Dallas Zoo shovels poop to settle St. Louis Blues bet

The St. Louis Zoo and the Dallas Zoo had a special, smelly bet during the series between the Blues and Stars. The zoo in the losing city would have to sport their best attire representing the other team and shovel 250 pounds of elephant poop. Well, we all know what happened and the end result […]

DALLAS, TX - MAY 11:  Jay Bouwmeester #19 celebrates with Brian Elliott #1 after a 6-1 win against the Dallas Stars in Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The Blues are finally in the midst of a deep playoff run

For years Blues fans have hoped for a deep playoff run. For years the Blues have exited far too early. Finally that has changed. Finally the Blues are making a deep playoff run and they took another big step with a ridiculous 6-1 win over the Dallas Stars in Game 7. The Blues are returning to […]

in Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at American Airlines Center on May 11, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.

Blues pull off the unexpected with a Game 7 win against the Stars

That was a shocking result for the Blues. Not quite as shocking as how badly the Stars played at home in a Game 7, but that final 6-1 result wouldn’t have been predicted by even the most loyal Blues fan. The Blues managed eight shots in the first period, but thanks to some outstanding secondary […]

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