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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Backes

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 […]

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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 […]

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