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SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 3: Interim head coach Peter Horachek of the Toronto Maple Leafs directs the players during a time out against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 3, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. Toronto defeated Florida 3-2. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Fun quotes from the Maple Leafs about Blues’ blowout win

The Blues’ 6-1 win over the Maple Leafs was a pretty lopsided affair. It took over 10 minutes for the Leafs to register their first shot on goal and the Blues had no issues moving the puck around the ice in a dominant display. There are a lot of ways you could describe the 6-1 […]

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 04: Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues skates in to score a goal against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on December 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Predators’ slump gives the Blues a chance in the Central

It looked like the Nashville Predators were well out of reach from the St. Louis Blues in the Central. Even as the Blues rattled off win after win, the Predators seemed to be able to match every point earned by the Blues. Thanks to the joy of NHL scheduling, the two teams completed their regular […]

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 07:  Zbynek Michalek #10 of the Arizona Coyotes waits for the start of the third period against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on November 7, 2014 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Blues add defense and depth at the trade deadline

The St. Louis Blues were one of the most active teams on deadline day, completing three trades which addressed needs both at defense and in terms of their depth. The Blues acquired Zbynek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Jokinen over the course of the day and in doing so they gave Blues fans a lot to talk about. […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 27: Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks controls the puck against Alex Pietrangelo #27 and Jaden Schwartz #9 of the St. Louis Blues in Game Six of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 27, 2014  in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 5-1 to win the series four games to two. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blues under the microscope after Blackhawks’ trades

The Chicago Blackhawks have been busy. Heading into Monday’s trade deadline, the Blackhawks made big news by acquiring Kimmo Timonen from the Philadelphia Flyers and Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes. The Blackhawks parted with a total of three picks and Klas Dahlbeck to pick up both Timonen and Vermette. What do these trades mean for the […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues watches from the bench 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)

Hitchcock says Blues aren’t following directions

Are you frustrated and confused by how the St. Louis Blues are playing of late? You’re not alone. The Blues are 5-5-0 over their last 10 games and are falling further and further behind the Nashville Predators. You’d think Ken Hitchcock has answers, but he seems as confused by the ugly play on the ice […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18:  Petteri Lindbohm #48 of the St. Louis Blues plays defense against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Blues’ win over Bruins was a weird one

If you only saw the score from the Blues’ 5-1 win over the Bruins, you might assume it was a lopsided blowout. The reality couldn’t be any farther from that assumption. The Blues were outplayed for long stretches, yet emerged the victor in what might have been one of the strangest games of the season. […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues following 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)

Blues’ Stanley Cup odds are improving in Vegas

The St. Louis Blues have kept the pressure on the Nashville Predators by rattling off a ton of wins and picking up points in nearly every game over the last month. Though the Blues are still trailing the Predators in the Central, their streak has given them one of the best records in the NHL […]

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 04: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues skates off the ice after a 4-3 loss against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on December 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Predators trade places additional pressure on Blues

As if the competition for the Central crown wasn’t tough enough as is, the Nashville Predators made a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs to bolster their Stanley Cup chances. The Preds brought in Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli in exchange for Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic and a first-round pick in the 2015 Draft. Will […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Carl Gunnarsson #4 of the St. Louis Blues congratulates goaltender Brian Elliott #1 after defeating the Arizona Coyotes 6-0 in the NHL game at Gila River Arena on January 6, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

How should the Blues respond to a blowout loss?

The Blues were crushed by the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. Crushed might be putting things nicely. The Blue Jackets scored seven times in their dominant effort against the Blues, ending the team’s 13-game point streak. Brian Elliott was chased after allowing four goals and Jake Allen allowed three in relief. So, what do […]

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 06:  Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues following 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)

Forecasts indicate the Blues are basically a lock to make the playoffs

It’ll be a while before the St. Louis Blues officially punch their ticket to the 2014-15 playoffs, but all signs are pointing to the team making another trip to the second season. The Blues have been riding a wave of success which may make this article seem a bit redundant, but what are the exact […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Senators weren’t happy with “yappy” Blues

The Blues-Senators game on Tuesday night was a feisty one. The Blues were defeated in a shootout after coughing up a two-goal lead, but the whole night may be remembered for all of the big hits and a memorable Ryan Reaves fight with Eric Gryba. Gryba wasn’t too pleased with all of the “yappy” Blues, […]

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