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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Blues won’t be “overly active” in the trade market

There have been a ton of trade rumors surrounding the St. Louis Blues. Alexander Steen, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund and Brian Elliott have all been mentioned in at least a couple of rumors involving the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers. Based on these reports, it sounded like the Blues were considering a trade which would […]


A Brian Elliott trade would be foolish

Recently there were rumors suggesting the Blues were considering a trade which would send Brian Elliott to a new team. The belief was that the club wouldn’t want to roll with three goaltenders once Elliott returned to full health and it wouldn’t make much sense to retain Elliott, Jake Allen and Martin Brodeur. A lot […]


Discussing the Blues-Bruins trade rumors

By now you’ve probably heard the rumors suggesting the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues are evaluating a potential trade. While these reports fall strictly under the “rumor” label, it has been confirmed that both sides have been closely following a few key players. For the Blues, it’s believed T.J. Oshie, Alexander Steen or […]


David Backes had some teeth rebuilt, still needs additional work

It’s been a tough few games for David Backes. The St. Louis captain has been battered with pucks to the mouth and the details of his injury are nothing short of gruesome. Backes has had a lot of work done and remarkably is still playing through the pain even though he will need additional work […]


Blues are still struggling to close games out

The Blues are 7-2-1 over their last 10 games and they’ve rattled off four consecutive victories. A lot of things are going well for the Blues, but it’s easy for a winning streak to cover up some of the areas the team needs to improve on. One of those areas involves closing games out and […]


Alex Pietrangelo apparently leads the NHL in average puck touches per game

The NHL is apparently tracking some statistics they aren’t sharing publicly on their website. In the era of advanced statistics, the league is aware that more and more fans want more and more ways to track and evaluate their teams and players. With that in mind, the league has been slowly rolling out some interesting and […]

Video: Jake Allen bats the puck out of the air to prevent a goal

Jake Allen’s day against the New York Islanders only lasted 20 minutes, but it also featured the best save of the contest. Allen stops the initial shot and blocks another effort off of his rebound with his stick. The puck floated into the air and Allen quickly swatted it away before it crossed the line.