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 […]


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 […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  The Wayne Gretzky statue is seen outside Staples Center before the Los Angeles Kings take on the New York Rangers in Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

What the Internet Has Taught Us About Wayne Gretzky

As a professional athlete that hasn’t played since 1999, it’s bizarre to see Wayne Gretzky trending on Facebook and Twitter; however, it hasn’t just been this week that his name has surfaced in the news. Over the last two or three weeks, Wayne Gretzky, “The Great One,” has been in the news numerous times, and […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 29: Martin Brodeur of the St. Louis Blues looks on at a press conference to announce his retirement at Scottrade Center on January 29, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Blues appoint Martin Brodeur as Assistant GM for 3 years

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong will have some help when he’s making roster decisions. The club announced that they have signed Martin Brodeur to a three-year deal to be the team’s Assistant General Manager. While his duties haven’t been publicly outlined, it’s safe to assume he’ll weigh in on the team’s handling of their […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 06:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on February 6, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Blues miss out on Mike Babcock, but that’s not a bad thing

The last few days saw the St. Louis Blues unexpectedly thrust into the middle of the battle for Mike Babcock. The Blues never appeared to be a contender or a favorite for Babcock, but the Blues at least made it known they were interested in his services. Babcock ultimately signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 07:  Head coach Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on February 7, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 3-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Report: Blues ask permission to speak to Mike Babcock

As always, take the word “report” with a grain of salt. With that being said, a recent report suggests the St. Louis Blues may have asked the Detroit Red Wings for permission to speak to Mike Babcock. It’s believed Babcock is considering all of his options and will decide by May 20th, but for now […]

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)

A quick comparison of Ken Hitchcock and Mike Babcock

Ken Hitchcock’s future with the St. Louis Blues and in the NHL is a mystery. Meanwhile, Mike Babcock has been linked to numerous teams and is pretty much the biggest free agent available this summer. The two coaches appear to be on opposite sides of the spectrum, but a recent article from the Toronto Sun […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 29: Martin Brodeur of the St. Louis Blues talks with the media at a press conference to announce his retirement at Scottrade Center on January 29, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

Report: It sounds like Martin Brodeur will be back with the Blues

When Martin Brodeur joined the Blues last season, it seemed like a short-term gig. That proved to be true of his on-ice contributions to the Blues, but Brodeur ended up sticking around long after Brian Elliott and Jake Allen reclaimed the St. Louis crease. Once the year wrapped up, it looked like Brodeur would head off […]


GIF: Tarasenko scores a nice goal against Slovakia

Here’s another reminder for Blues GM Doug Armstrong that Vladimir Tarasenko deserves all of the monies. During Russia’s game against Slovakia, Tarasenko pulled out a move Blues fans saw quite a few times this season. Looks like the international hockey scene wasn’t prepared for Tarasenko’s trademark move. Through five games, Tarasenko has three goals and […]


Matthew Tkachuk commits to the London Knights of the OHL

Keith Tkachuk’s son Matthew Tkachuk has committed to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The announcement came from former Blues skater and current Knights GM Basil McRae. Tkachuk has competed in the U.S. Development Program and posted some pretty strong numbers for the under 18 squad. Via the London Knights: Tkachuk had an […]