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Shattenkirk bats the puck out of the air to prevent a goal

The Blues picked up a big 3-2 win in a shootout against the Dallas Stars, but things wouldn’t have made it to the shootout if it wasn’t for an incredible save from Kevin Shattenkirk. The defenseman easily had the best save of the night by batting the puck out of the air just before it […]

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It’s time to air some grievances about the St. Louis Blues

Festivus is here which means it’s time to air some grievances. Friend of the blog Geoff Upchurch graciously chipped in some grievances pointed at the St. Louis Blues. It’s that time of year again, and not even that mythical beast known as a full 60-minute game played last night against the Boston Bruins can hold […]

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Paajarvi on blowing leads: “Maybe we don’t think too much”

The Blues appeared to have two points secured against the Philadelphia Flyers after jumping out to a 3-0 lead. Four Flyers goals later, the Blues were again trying to figure out what went wrong. How did the team make so many consecutive mistakes to drop a result? Shouldn’t a team of their caliber be able […]

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 15:  Jonathan Marchessault #42 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on December 15, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Lightning defeated the Leafs 5-4 in overtime. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Trade talk: Blues having serious discussions with Tampa Bay

Here’s some fun trade speculation which should keep Blues fans busy. Recently, Tampa Bay Lighting GM Steve Yzerman attended a Blues game and was seen chatting with Blues GM Doug Armstrong. It was unclear what the focal point of Yzerman’s visit was, but soon after the Assistant GM for the Lightning (Pat Verbeek) took in […]

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Video: Ryan Reaves fights for the first time in 2015-16

Ryan Reaves hasn’t had a great 2015-16 to date. Aside from missing some of his usual great forechecking and speed, Reaves has also refrained from dropping his gloves. That changed on Saturday when he fought for the first time this season, battling Calgary’s Deryk Engelland.

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St. Louis Classic returns on January 2nd at Shaw Park Ice Rink

The annual St. Louis Classic is scheduled to return on Saturday, January 2nd at 5pm, but this time it will be held in a new location. Instead of taking place at Steinberg in Forest Park, the Classic will take place at Shaw Park Ice Rink located in Clayton. If you’re unfamiliar with the event, Fox […]

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Video: Jori Lehtera takes a cross-check to the head

Vernon Fiddler wasn’t too happy with Jori Lehtera. Several members of the Dallas Stars took exception with Lehtera over the course of a 3-0 win for the Blues, but Fiddler’s anger crossed a line. The first cross-check wasn’t too bad. The second one was pretty ugly and the third should never be seen in a hockey […]

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Poll results: Should the Blues fire Ken Hitchcock?

Should the Blues fire Ken Hitchcock? The team’s current slump combined with their troubles over the last few seasons has turned Hitchcock into a polarizing figure. Some fans want to show him the door. Others would like to see him have another crack at the playoffs. Where do the majority of fans stand on the topic? […]

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Report: Blues may have talked to Oilers about a trade

There are a ton of trade rumors out there and just about every team is talking to every other team about something or some player. The Blues fall into that category and while it’s safe to assume there have been at least casual trade conversations with numerous teams, a recent report connects the Blues directly […]

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Ken Hitchcock may not understand how puck possession works

After yet another disappointing loss, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock had a press conference about what went wrong and what the team needs to do to fix things. The usual quotes were presented, but Hitchcock had one startling comment which deserves some discussion. While talking about possession and how the Blues failed to retain the puck, Hitchcock seemed […]

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Video: Slick no-look pass from Lehtera leads to a goal

The Blues found their offense against the Arizona Coyotes and received big contributions from Kevin Shattenkirk, Vladimir Tarasenko, Magnus Paajarvi, Alexander Steen and Jori Lehtera. Lehtera in particular may have had the best play of the night as he found Shattenkirk for the team’s third goal with a brilliant no-look pass. Lehtera looked up and […]

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Blue send down Edmundson, recall Lindbohm

At the end of November, Joel Edmundson discussed his struggles and the fact he was a healthy scratch. The team hoped that he’d snap out of his slump of poor play and return to the form which won a roster spot out of training camp. Unfortunately, that hasn’t happened and the Blues have sent him […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04:  Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates his goal at 19:33 of the first period against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 4, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

The Blues’ slump looks and sounds all too familiar

The St. Louis Blues looked awful at home against the lowly Toronto Maple Leafs. They also looked pretty bad on the road against the New York Islanders and at home against the Florida Panthers. The club has dropped three straight. While that type of slump is expected over the course of an 82-game season, it’s […]

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