DALLAS, TX - APRIL 03:  Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues in goal against the Dallas Stars in the first period at American Airlines Center on April 3, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Doug Armstrong envisions an Elliott / Allen goalie tandem next season

After the Blues snubbed Brian Elliott in favor of Jake Allen during their first round series against the Minnesota Wild, it seemed pretty unlikely that both goaltenders would be in the mix in 2015-16. GM Doug Armstrong sees things a little differently and has stated he envisions a tandem of Elliott and Allen next year. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 6, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 6-0.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Poll: Should the Blues move on from Ken Hitchcock?

The St. Louis Blues once again burned out of the playoffs in the first round. There’s a ton of blame to hand out, but inevitably one name always surfaces when fans start talking about change: Ken Hitchcock. The benefit of the doubt has been given to Hitchcock over the last few years, but it sounds […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 26: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues and Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild skate after the puck during the third period in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Blues 4-1 and took the series 4-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Kevin Shattenkirk expects the Blues to make changes

After yet another early playoff exit, changes are coming for the Blues. At least, that’s the feeling among Blues fans who are tired of the same result. Is that same feeling seen in the dressing room? Kevin Shattenkirk agrees that change is coming. That’s assuming that the Blues elect to keep Doug Armstrong at his post. […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 26: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot by Jason Zucker #16 of the Minnesota Wild as Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues helps defend the net during the first period in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blues again crash out of the playoffs in the first round

Same script, different year. For the third time in as many seasons, the Blues have crashed out of the playoffs in the first round by a score of four games to two. There’s a lot of things which could and should be said after another quick exit and all of those things will be written […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 24: Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against Matt Dumba #55 of the Minnesota Wild in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 24, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Blues need more from T.J. Oshie, David Backes and Paul Stastny

It takes a team effort to lose three games in a playoff series and a team effort to right the ship and prevent elimination. With that being said, the Blues need to get more out of David Backes, T.J. Oshie and Paul Stastny if they hope to prolong their stay in the 2014-15 playoffs. This trio […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 22: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues pushes the puck into the goal with help from teammate Patrik Berglund #21 against Marco Scandella #6, Jared Spurgeon #46 and goaltender Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 6-1. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Will the script repeat itself in Game 6?

The Blues have a pretty rotten recent history in Game 5s. Looking back over the last couple seasons, the script has gone Game 5 loss followed by Game 6 elimination. Will the story repeat itself this season against the Wild? Two years ago, the Blues entered Game 5 at home with the series tied at […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 24: Matt Dumba #55 and Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild look to keep the puck away from T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 24, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

A Blues fan tossed a jersey on the ice during Game 5

The Blues’ Game 5 loss at home was infuriating and extremely disappointing. Apparently one fan decided to take a play out of the Edmonton and Toronto playbook and decided to toss a jersey on the ice to show their frustration. No photos or video of the incident have surfaced, but several fans have confirmed the […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 20:  Steve Ott #9 of the St. Louis Blues leaves the game after a game misconduct penalty as teammate Jay Bouwmeester #19, Kevin Shattenkirk #22, Dmitrij Jaskin #23 and Vladimir Tarasenko #91 look on during the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Minnesota Wild during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Blues 3-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Blues’ infatuation over Steve Ott needs to end

The St. Louis Blues are making a grave mistake with how much they are using Steve Ott. Specifically, they need a reality check and need to realize what Ott actually brings to the table. In the team’s Game 5 loss at home, Ott saw over 15 minutes while other more talented forwards sat on the […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 22: The St. Louis Blues celebrate a win against the Minnesota Wild in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blues’ Game 4 win was highest-rated in Fox Sports Midwest history

Did you think the Blues’ dismal performance in Game 3 would turn away television viewers for Game 4? If so, you were wrong in a big way. The team’s dominant win over the Wild in Game 4 was the highest-rated game in Fox Sports Midwest history. The broadcast averaged a 12.4 rating in St. Louis […]

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GIF: Vladimir Tarasenko makes Devan Dubnyk look silly

The Blues woke up in a big way in Game 4 and Vladimir Tarasenko was a major factor in the team’s offense. Tarasenko scored earlier on a deflection, but his second goal of the night was a thing of beauty and was pretty similar to his insane effort against the Rangers earlier in the year. […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - MARCH 24:  Robert Bortuzzo #41 of the St. Louis Blues skates during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on March 24, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Is Robert Bortuzzo injured?

Free Bortuzzo. That’s the rally cry Blues fans have been screaming on Twitter ever since the Blues announced their lineup for Game 1 against the Wild. Following the Game 3 disaster, the cry grew louder and fans questioned why Ken Hitchcock was ignoring the physical defenseman. Is it because of his puck-handling? Is Carl Gunnarsson […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 20:  Goalie Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot by Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild as Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the Blues helps to defend the net during the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Blues 3-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Blues take it easy the day after a humiliating Game 3 loss

After the Blues’ horrible performance in Game 3 against the Wild, you’d imagine the team would have a lot to work on in practice today. At the very least, practice would prove to be an opportunity to get everyone back on the same page out on the ice. Apparently Ken Hitchcock has a different strategy […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 20: Jaden Schwartz #17 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against Jared Spurgeon #46 and Devan Dubnyk #40 of the Minnesota Wild during the second period in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

It’s time to rant about the Blues’ Game 3 loss

If you watched Game 3 between the Blues and the Wild, you probably have a pretty strong opinion about how the Blues played. I aired most of my grievances on Twitter, but what better place to rant about that miserable game than on the blog dedicated to the team that failed to show up in […]

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Video: Blues on-ice projection show against the Wild

If you weren’t in attendance for Game 1 between the St. Louis Blues and the Minnesota Wild, you missed a pretty spectacular on-ice show prior to the opening faceoff. The Blues used a combination of video, on-ice projections and sound to create a memorable introduction to the playoffs. Pretty cool stuff.

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