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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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St. Louis Classic returns to Steinberg Rink on December 13th

Get your skates ready! The St. Louis Classic returns to Steinberg Rink on December 13th. This giant outdoor viewing party for the Blues-Avalanche game brings thousands of fans together to celebrate hockey and the holidays. Here’s what you need to know: As always, a giant outdoor screen will be showing the Blues game. This year it […]

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Blues receive praise from Capitals after 4-1 win

The St. Louis Blues put on another impressive performance against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, cruising to a 4-1 victory. The game featured long stretches of play where the Blues controlled the pace of the game and contained the Capitals within their own zone. The Capitals haven’t played like a Cup contender so far […]

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Tarasenko’s heroics masking Blues’ troubles on offense

The St. Louis Blues have won six consecutive games and are shooting up through the Central Division despite injuries to key players. Vladimir Tarasenko is the talk of the NHL and keeps scoring big goal after big goal. The goaltending duo of Brian Elliott and Jake Allen is performing better than expected and are eliminating […]

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Blues still lacking killer instinct against quality opponents

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The St. Louis Blues dominated a game for long stretches but failed to put the puck in the net and bury their opponent. Usually the story plays out with the Blues then giving up a goal and falling late in the game. On Thursday night against the LA […]

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Hitchcock calls preseason loss a “good wake-up call”

The St. Louis Blues haven’t exactly been very impressive in the preseason. In fact, they’ve been pretty bad. Most of that can be assigned to the fact that 1) the team is using young players who won’t be starters to see what they’re made of, 2) it’s the preseason, 3) everyone is a bit rusty […]

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