LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 18:  Steve Ott #9 of the St. Louis Blues waits for a faceoff during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The latest on Steve Ott doesn’t sound fun

Steve Ott has been an easy target for Blues fans and blogs such as this one, but there’s nothing funny about what’s currently keeping Ott out of the lineup. Jeremy Rutherford reports that Ott is currently dealing with Colitis, which refers to inflammation in the colon. Ott will be evaluated again in two weeks, but you […]

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Steve Ott #9 of the St. Louis Blues at American Airlines Center on September 29, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Blues targeting early April for Steve Ott’s return

Steve Ott might be the most polarizing skater on the St. Louis Blues. Some fans love him while others … not so much. Ott has been sidelined since December 5th after doing the splits into the boards which later required surgeries on both hamstrings. Ott’s initial timeline was three months, but the Blues appear to […]


Video: Fan’s slow motion view of Steve Ott’s hit on Mikhail Grabovski

Steve Ott played a great game against the New York Islanders, recording his first point of the year while nearly scoring a couple others. The most memorable moment was his huge hit on Mikhail Grabovski. Here’s a view from the broadcast, but below is an even better view recorded by fan Scott Sheppard in the second […]

ST PAUL, MN - APRIL 20:  Steve Ott #9 of the St. Louis Blues leaves the game after a game misconduct penalty as teammate Jay Bouwmeester #19, Kevin Shattenkirk #22, Dmitrij Jaskin #23 and Vladimir Tarasenko #91 look on during the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Minnesota Wild during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild defeated the Blues 3-0. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Blues’ infatuation over Steve Ott needs to end

The St. Louis Blues are making a grave mistake with how much they are using Steve Ott. Specifically, they need a reality check and need to realize what Ott actually brings to the table. In the team’s Game 5 loss at home, Ott saw over 15 minutes while other more talented forwards sat on the […]


Blues credit Steve Ott’s fight for shifting momentum vs. Penguins

The Blues found themselves trailing by two during the second period in Pittsburgh. The Penguins tallied two goals in 17 seconds and the Blues looked ready to pack it in and coast through the remainder of the contest. Then something shifted the momentum and got the Blues back in the game. Was it an inspirational speech […]


Fourth line continues to lift the Blues

The St. Louis Blues have been struggling to find their offensive balance. While the STL line continues to roll and score on a nightly basis, the rest of the key players have been mostly silent. I already touched on the fact Paul Stastny has been off to a slow start, but other skaters (T.J. Oshie, […]


Steve Ott wears a Batman cape to Six Flags

Say what you will about Steve Ott the Hockey Player. Steve Ott the Father, on the other hand, is a pretty cool guy. What did Ott do when his daughter decided to wear a Batgirl cape around Six Flags? He put on a Batman cape, of course.


Ken Hitchcock’s odd view on Sobotka and Ott

Vladimir Sobotka abandoning the NHL in favor of the KHL was a difficult pill to swallow. For the Blues, they lost a solid hockey player who unfortunately overvalued the skills he brought to the ice. The team followed up Sobotka’s decision by giving Steve Ott a two-year contract. Approximately 95% of fans groaned, aware that […]


Blues give Steve Ott a two-year, $5.2 million contract

The St. Louis Blues have signed Steve Ott to a two-year, $5.2 million contract. The news preceded the upsetting news about Vladimir Sobotka leaving for the KHL, but it’s clear the Ott signing was a direct response to the sudden absence of Sobotka. Ott may be a bit overpriced, but his contract is pretty reasonable […]

Video: Steve Ott crushes Duncan Keith

Steve Ott’s big hit on Duncan Keith in Game 3 won’t make up for Keith’s comments to a dazed David Backes, but it’s certainly a solid place to start. Take note: this is what a clean, hard hockey check looks like. The NHL may have to show this video to Brent Seabrook. Actually, you may have to show it to all of the Blackhawks fans in the crowd clamoring for a penalty.


Steve Ott jokes about having one of the NHL’s worst plus/minus ratings

The plus/minus statistic is a silly one. It tries to paint a picture of an NHL skater’s value outside of scoring goals and assists, specifically if they’re on the ice for more goals scored than goals allowed, but it’s extremely limited. If you ever hear an argument made and plus/minus is the leading talking point, […]


Blues on the brink of elimination

The St. Louis Blues are one game away from starting their summer. Based on how several skaters have played the last few games, some might have big summer plans they can't wait to start.  What's there to say? If you've been around here or if you've been a Blues fan for any period of time […]