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Polak

Weird: Roman Polak scores on Jaroslav Halak

Here’s a weird sight to see. Roman Polak, now with the Toronto Maple Leafs, scored a goal in his team’s game against the New York Islanders. The opposing goaltender? None other than Jaroslav Halak.

Tarasenko

Vladimir Tarasenko heeding advice, shooting more often

Heading into 2014-15, Vladimir Tarasenko was instructed to fire the puck more. This advice was obvious coming off of a 2013-14 which saw Tarasenko score 21 goals during the regular season and another four during the playoffs. Has Tarasenko followed through? As with any article at this stage of the season, it’s early. With that in […]

Stastny

Paul Stastny injured, listed as week-to-week

UPDATE: Stastny’s condition has been updated. He has an injured left shoulder and is now being considered week-to-week, a downgrade from the day-to-day diagnosis. EARLIER STORY: Paul Stastny left Saturday’s game against Arizona after a crunching hit by Martin Hanzal. The hit came during the game’s opening minute and Stastny was unable to return. Information has […]

Blues

Blues still lacking killer instinct against quality opponents

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The St. Louis Blues dominated a game for long stretches but failed to put the puck in the net and bury their opponent. Usually the story plays out with the Blues then giving up a goal and falling late in the game. On Thursday night against the LA […]

Carl Gunnarsson

Carl Gunnarsson cleared to play

Blues fans anticipating Carl Gunnarsson’s debut with his new team won’t have to wait much longer. The defenseman has been slowly rehabbing his hip following a surgical procedure at the end of last season and has finally been cleared to play. Gunnarsson may be eased into the lineup, but its safe to say his debut will […]

BrianElliott

Hitchcock on Elliott & Allen: “These guys have no ego”

Ken Hitchcock was asked about the team’s goaltending following their 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday night. Aside from pushing the blame off of Brian Elliott (rightfully so), Hitchcock went on to comment on the tandem of Elliott and Jake Allen and had some big complements for the two netminders. As seen on […]

Mueller

Blues put Peter Mueller on waivers to terminate his contract

UPDATE: It looks like Mueller didn’t want to report to the AHL. This would explain the move to terminate his contract. It seemed a bit puzzling the Blues would cut him entirely given his potential upside, but if he doesn’t want to report then there’s no sense in trying to force him. EARLIER STORY: When […]

Berglund

Doug Armstrong: “It’s basically up to the players to get the job done”

Is the pressure on coach Ken Hitchcock this season? That’s the topic of a recent STLToday article which provided some interesting quotes from both the coach and from general manager Doug Armstrong. The Blues as a whole are under the magnifying glass after building strong teams and tumbling out of the playoffs year after year. […]

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