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GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Jay Bouwmeester #19 of the St. Louis Blues 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)

Blues have weakened defensively, but only slightly

If you’ve been watching the St. Louis Blues regularly this season, you may be under the impression that the team’s defense has taken a big step back in 2014-15 compared to 2013-14. Is it just perception or have the Blues taken their eye off of defense during their offensive outbursts this season? The answer to […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Goaltender Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues 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)

Brian Elliott closing in on franchise shutout record

Brian Elliott’s shutout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night gave the goaltender 28 shutouts in his career and 19 with the St. Louis Blues. Elliott’s mark of 19 shutouts with St. Louis places him one behind Jaroslav Halak for the most shutouts in franchise history. Here’s a look at the most shutouts in […]

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Martin Brodeur #30 of the St. Louis Blues warms up before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 3, 2014 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Report: Doug Armstrong may offer Martin Brodeur a front office job

Martin Brodeur is currently enjoying his one-week leave of absence and is debating his future in the NHL and with the St. Louis Blues. It seems like Brodeur has a couple of options: Remain as the third netminder with the Blues or mutually terminate his contract with the Blues and try to find work somewhere […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues faces off 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)

Paul Stastny is proving to be dominant in the faceoff circle

Paul Stastny’s career with the St. Louis Blues got off to a slow start. An early injury and an apparent lack of chemistry resulted in a start which had fans wondering if the Blues overpaid for the forward. Those who avoided a knee-jerk reaction have been rewarded as Stastny’s play has improved and that includes […]

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 06:  Martin Brodeur #30 of the St. Louis Blues tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 6, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Blues defeated the Islanders 6-4.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Brodeur takes leave of absence, time in STL may be up

The St. Louis Blues have allowed Martin Brodeur to take a one-week leave of absence. During his time away from the club, Brodeur would decide on what he wants to do next in his career and whether or not that means staying with the Blues. Upon his return from his week off, Brodeur will announce what […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 02:  Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues fights Clayton Stoner #3 of the Anaheim Ducks to the ice during the first period at Honda Center on January 2, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Ryan Reaves named best Middleweight fighter by THN

The Hockey News ranked NHL fighters by their weight class and the results were pretty interesting. Ryan Reaves was classified in the Middleweight class which is composed of players who are between 211 and 224 pounds. Reaves, who is officially listed at 224 pounds, earned the top ranking in the Middleweight class. Here’s the breakdown from […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Goaltender Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues makes a glove save on a shot from the Arizona Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on January 6, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Brian Elliott had an outstanding first half of 2014-15

Entering the 2014-15 season, it was clear Brian Elliott would be the Blues’ first option in net. However, it was also clear that Jake Allen would see a significant number of starts and depending on his play, may surpass Elliott as the top choice as early as this season. With over half of the 2014-15 […]

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 13:  T.J. Oshie #74 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his game winning goal in overtime against the Colorado Avalanche with teammates Barret Jackman #5, Jaden Schwartz #17 and Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues at Pepsi Center on December 13, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Blues defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Kevin Shattenkirk playing as the league’s best offensive defenseman

Kevin Shattenkirk has had an incredible first half of 2014-15. While Shattenkirk has always been a solid source of offense for the St. Louis Blues, he has elevated his game to a higher level through his team’s first 39 games. As the NHL prepares to hit its midway point, Shattenkirk has been the best offensive […]

Schwartz

GIF: Crazy pass from Jaden Schwartz

In his first game after missing some time with a lower-body injury, Jaden Schwartz made an immediate impact. Though he made several nice plays against the San Jose Sharks, the best was this insane pass to Kevin Shattenkirk. At first his pass looks a little accidental, but upon further review you see Schwartz knew exactly […]

Reaves

Ryan Reaves on the third line has been a positive experiment

When the news broke that Ryan Reaves was being promoted from the fourth line to the third line, some fans questioned the intent. If you haven’t been following Reaves’ game closely this season, you may have missed the fact he has elevated his game, shed the enforcer label and has transformed into a strong, powerful […]

Porter

Chris Porter injures leg, out for at least six weeks

Chris Porter is going to miss a significant amount of time after suffering a brutal leg injury against the Colorado Avalanche. Porter’s leg appeared to bend awkwardly under his weight following a check and it forced the forward out of the game. Porter will be evaluated again in six weeks. The exact details of Porter’s lower-body […]

Blues2014

Most popular Blues stories from 2014

The 2014 calendar year has been an interesting one for the St. Louis Blues. It featured yet another disappointing playoff collapse, a couple noteworthy signings and the start of another new season full of optimism and opportunity. What have been the biggest stories from 2014? Good question. Everyone is going to have their own take, […]

Pietrangelo

Airing of Grievances: St. Louis Blues edition

It’s Festivus, which means it’s time to gather around the aluminium pole and air some grievances. Granted, you could make the very accurate case that I do that regularly here on this blog, but Festivus allows for a more formal collection of complaints. I got a lot of problems with this team! And now you’re gonna […]

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