CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15:  Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks is handed the Stanley Cup by National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning  by a score of 2-0 in Game Six to win the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the United Center  on June 15, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

St. Louis ranked 9th in TV viewership for Game 6

Hockey fans in St. Louis are gluttons for punishment. As the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6, hockey fans in St. Louis watched in huge numbers. Pretty noteworthy that Vegas finished 10th on this list. Blues fans can only hope that one day – hopefully in our lifetime – that St. […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 05:  Portrait of Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues before a faceoff against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Barret Jackman talks about moving on from the Blues

Not long after the Blues made it publicly known that they were not re-signing Barret Jackman, the veteran defenseman spoke with Jeremy Rutherford about his future. As you might have imagined, Jackman was extremely respectful and spoke highly of the Blues. Like many Blues fans, Jackman knew the team’s decision was coming. Jackman believes he […]

ANAHEIM, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Barret Jackman #5 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on February 28, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Blues will not re-sign Barret Jackman

The Barret Jackman era in St. Louis has come to an end. The team has told Jackman that they will not be offering him a new deal and he’ll be free to explore free agency on July 1st.

The Stanley Cup – Where Will The Blues Stack Up For 2015-16?

The St Louis Blues are one of the biggest names in the Western Conference. Founded in 1967, this professional ice hockey team has since won one President’s Trophy and nine Division Championships. The Blues’ home rink is at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri where fans flock to their games to show support. Because showing their […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 29: Doug Armstrong general manager of the St. Louis Blues talks at Martin Brodeurs retirement press conference at Scottrade Center on January 29, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Report: Doug Armstrong expected to be active this summer

Blues fans are hoping the team makes changes to the team’s core this summer and it looks like at least one NHL analyst believes they’ll get their wish. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman discussed the Blues and what changes they might make near the draft and into July, and he believes changes are coming. Here’s Friedman’s comments, as […]

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 26:  Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators looks on in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Montreal Canadiens during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on April 26, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens eliminated the Ottawa Senators by defeating them 2-0 and move to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

Report: Blues are interested in goalie Craig Anderson

Here’s a rumor which makes absolutely no sense. The Blues have reportedly called the Ottawa Senators about goaltender Craig Anderson. The Sens have a wealth of goalies in Anderson, Andrew Hammond, Robin Lehner and Matt O’Connor waiting in the wings, so a trade involving a goalie makes a lot of sense. For the Blues … this […]

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 06: Heach coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues handles bench duties 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)

Blues didn’t allow another team to talk to Ken Hitchcock

The Blues’ contract negotiations with Ken Hitchcock were anything but orthodox. The Blues briefly pursued Mike Babcock before ultimately falling back on Hitchcock and giving him a new contract. Though it may sound like Hitchcock was the backup plan, the Blues still had to fend off other teams interested in talking to the coach. According […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 26: (L-R) Ryan Reaves #75, Brian Elliott #1, Jori Lehtera #12, Carl Gunnarsson #4 and Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues look on after a loss to the Minnesota Wild of 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)

Here’s the 2015-16 preseason schedule for the Blues

The St. Louis Blues have released their preseason schedule for the 2015-16 season. The timing is kind of bizarre considering the Stanley Cup hasn’t even been awarded yet for the 2014-15 season, but here we are. It looks like the Blues are trying to get a jump on marketing next season after a disappointing playoff […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  David Backes #42 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)

Backes says the Blues need to make changes or it’s “insanity”

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Insanity, meet the St. Louis Blues. It’s really no mystery that Blues fans have to be insane to continually support a team that crashes out early in the playoffs year after year, but one would hope those in charge of making roster […]

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Doug Armstrong wants to see more from Paul Stastny

Near the beginning of May, I wrote a post discussing Paul Stastny and the fact he has a lot to prove in his second year with the Blues. Though Stastny wasn’t horrible in 2014-15, he didn’t live up to enormous expectations and an equally large paycheck. This sentiment was widely felt by Blues fans and […]

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 29:  Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save against the New York Rangers during the second period in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stop looking at Ben Bishop with the benefit of hindsight

Blues fans have been lamenting the fact the team traded away goaltender Ben Bishop in 2012 and now he’s preparing to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. Bishop may join the annoyingly-long list of former Blues to win a Cup, but it’s still important to avoid looking at the Bishop situation […]

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 03:  David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues in the second period at American Airlines Center on April 3, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Blues want to be more reckless next season

The St. Louis Blues of 2014-15 were a cautious, calculated group which was evidenced by their approach against the Minnesota Wild. This strategy failed and now the Blues are trying to figure out what they need to do to improve in 2015-16. After listening to both Ken Hitchcock and Doug Armstrong, the new plan can […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 20:  Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues poses after winning the Jack Adams Award during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ken Hitchcock returns to the Blues for one more year

In a polarizing announcement, the St. Louis Blues are bringing back head coach Ken Hitchcock for one more season. Hitchcock’s status has been unknown ever since the Blues bowed out in the first round against the Minnesota Wild. The team was linked to Mike Babcock, but ultimately the Blues have decided to give Hitchcock one […]

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Report: Blues will likely keep Ken Hitchcock

According to a recent report from Sportsnet, Ken Hitchcock isn’t going anywhere. The St. Louis Blues were expected to make big changes after crashing out of the playoffs in the first round, but all signs are pointing to the head coach remaining in place. Via Sportsnet: The St. Louis Blues have yet to announce an […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - MARCH 14:  Vladimir Sobotka #17 os takes a shot on goal against the Phoenix Coyotes at the Scottrade Center on March 14, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Report: Vladimir Sobotka will make an official decision by May 30th

A report came out the other day that Vladimir Sobotka was probably going to stay in the KHL. The original report indicated that Doug Armstrong spoke with Sobotka’s agent during the World Hockey Championships and Sobotka was likely going to put off an NHL return. A new report has come out suggesting that Sobotka still […]

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