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Are the Blues a Top 5 Team?

View image | Power Ranking: 5 Click to see full rankings The last few years, the Blues have shown some great flashes in the regular season, only to fall flat on their face in the playoffs. This year I have my doubts that they have done enough to fix that. Mostly because they do not have an established goalie. Going into a season with questions in net is never...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s early, but Carl Gunnarsson is the weak link on defense

The season is only two games old for the St. Louis Blues. With that in mind, it’s far too early to make any big assumptions or analysis. However, there is one developing trend which is pretty troubling. Carl Gunnarsson has looked overwhelmed in his first two games and that says a lot considering two rookies have appeared on defense for the Blues. Again, it has only been two games...
Via Frozen Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Fabbri scores game-winner as Blues win opener 3-1

ST. LOUIS -- Rookie Robby Fabbri scored the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to help the St. Louis Blues beat Edmonton 3-1 Thursday night, spoiling Oilers rookie Connor McDavid's NHL debut. Vladimir Tarasenko had the tying goal for the Blues near the midpoint of the second period, and Troy Brouwer added an empty-netter with 18 seconds remaining in the third. Brian...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues opening-game player introductions

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Via Fox Sports Midwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Blues score on themselves to start the season

The St. Louis Blues are trying to put another embarrassing early playoff exit behind them. What better way to do that than by scoring on your own net to start the new season? Alex Pietrangelo attempted to clear the puck out to start the penalty kill, but it didn’t go according to plan. He hit Alexander Steen and the Oilers were up 1-0. Not the best way to start. (H/T Reddit Hockey...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues hope strategic adjustment will provide lift they need

ST. LOUIS -- After three straight first-round playoff exits, the St. Louis Blues have learned to temper expectations. They have been consistently among the NHL's best in the regular season and realize it is past time to build something for the long haul. The sting still lingers from the latest failure, against the Minnesota Wild last spring. "We're all disappointed, everybody can...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Division Preview- The Same Old Tune

By @GreekGoalie35 The St. Louis Blues went into another summer shaking their heads at what went wrong. As the franchise enters its 49th season of existence in the NHL, they’ve yet to drink from Lord Stanley’s Cup. As a matter of fact, they haven’t even played in the Final since 1970. 39 playoff appearances and nothing to show for it. ...
Via Predneck Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening night roster will feature Edmundson, Parayko

If you’ve followed the St. Louis Blues during the preseason and training camp, the news regarding Joel Edmundson and Colton Parayko won’t come as a surprise. Both players are expected to be in the opening night roster as the Blues completed their final wave of cuts, sending Magnus Paajarvi, Ty Rattie, Chris Butler and Petteri Lindbohm to the AHL. Edmundson may have been the...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster decisions remain for St. Louis Blues

Just a few days before the start of the 2015-2016 NHL season on Oct. 7, the St. Louis Blues find themselves in a tough situation. While other teams have already trimmed their rosters down to what will most likely be the lineup they dress for their first game, the St. Louis Blues still need to make some important decisions about their roster. As of now, the Blues have 27 players on...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Gunnarsson may start the year on the IR

Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson may be forced to begin the season on the IR as he continues to deal with a groin injury. Details on the injury have been fairly limited (at least we have more of a description from the usually vague “lower-body” classifier), but it sounds like the injury is a bit more severe than originally expected. Post-Dispatch writer covered Gunnarsson’s...
Via Frozen Notes
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' latest cuts: Caron and Copley sent to Wolves

The St. Louis Blues continue to pare their roster to reach the regular-season limit of 23 players. They assigned two more players -- forward Jordan Caron and goaltender Pheonix Copley -- to the Chicago Wolves, their American Hockey League affiliate, on Friday, leaving 27 active players in training camp. The Blues wrapped up their 2015 preseason slate with a 5-2 win over Chicago on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues season preview: Same team, new tricks

Plus: St. Louis's team isn't broken when it comes to regular season play -- they finished first in the Central last year -- and the as the old saying goes, if it's not broken, don't fix it. The Blues made few changes this summer, most notably trading fan favorite T.J. Oshie to Washington in exchange for Troy Brouwer, a versatile winger capable of posting about 40 points per year...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Allen stops 20, Blues take down Blackhawks 5-2

Jake Allen made 20 saves to help the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. Dmitrij Jaskin, Troy Brouwer, Jori Lehtera, Kevin Shattenkirk and Kyle Brodziak scored for St. Louis. Dennis Rasmussen and Brandon Mashinter scored for Chicago, and Scott Darling made 19 saves. After regulation, the teams played a mandatory 3-on-3 overtime practice session. Neither team scored.
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott: Goaltending battle 'cool to be a part of'

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott did not see the season end the way he wanted it to last year. Not only did the Blues fall in the first round of the playoffs; Elliott lost his starting job to backup Jake Allen. This year, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has said he plans to give both players the chance to win the starting job, and while having to compete to play may not be the...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Shattenkirk seeks elite status thanks to new fitness regimen

St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was well on his way to a banner year with the Blues last season until an injury last February derailed all of his positive progress. Shattenkirk suffered an abdominal tear after a collision with Alexander Ovechkin, and the defenseman missed 25 games with the injury and never returned to full strength last season.But Shattenkirk said he...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues release defenseman Vince Dunn to juniors

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday that the club has released defenseman Vince Dunn to his junior club, Niagara IceDogs.  Dunn was the Blues' first pick (56th overall) at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Via Fox Sports Midwest
19 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ NHL Preview Series: St. Louis Blues

Last Season: 51-24-7, 1st in Central Division, lost in first round of playoffsCoach: Ken Hitchcock (708-429-88-97, 20th Season, fifth with team)Key Departures: F T.J. Oshie, D Barret JackmanKey Additions: F Troy BrouwerKey Player: F Vladimir TarasenkoThe 23-year-old Russian is coming off the best season of his young career. Tarasenko scored 37 goals last year (good for seventh...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Holes in lineup could give players on PTO contracts a shot with the St. Louis Blues

Just a week before the start of the NHL pre-season, teams are still fine tuning their rosters for the 2015-2016 season. In fact, despite having a relatively quiet offseason, its quite possible we see players fighting for roster spots in training camp. While it looks like the core of the Blues roster will carry over from last season, injuries to key players in the lineup have opened...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Jori Lehtera undergoes successful surgery

On August 4th, the St. Louis Blues organization reported that centerman Jori Lehtera had undergone successful surgery on his ankle. The 27-year-old forward suffered an injury at the end of last season to his right ankle. The Blues also noted that the timetable for him to return to skating will be about six to eight weeks. This is good news for the Blues organization, as Lehtera was...
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Brodeur wanted a job with the Devils, but everyone left

It was widely believed that Martin Brodeur would retire as a member of the New Jersey Devils and would later take on a role in the Devils’ front office after officially hanging up his skates. That plan flew out the window as Brodeur briefly suited up for the St. Louis Blues and later accepted a job as the team’s assistant general manager. Why didn’t Brodeur end up with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko need to play together

Back in May, after the St. Louis Blues bowed out of the playoffs in a disappointing first round loss to the Minnesota Wild, the first thing that came out of my mouth was a dramatic fix for next season. One that existed in house. If the logic of putting your best players in the top of a baseball lineup carries any weight, I think the two most talented players on a hockey team need...
Via STLSportsMinute
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues Forward Vladimir Tarasenko Signs Eight-Year, $60 Million Contract

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues say they have signed star forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move Tuesday, locking up the 23-year-old Tarasenko after a season in which he made his first career All-Star game and was 10th in the NHL with 73 points, including 37 goals, to go along with a plus-27 rating. He...
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating Tarasenko’s eight-year, $60M contract

Good news for St. Louis Blues fans, the club has locked up dynamic forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year $60 million contract. General manager Doug Armstrong said it’s a great day for the Blues. “It’s a great day in Blues history to get a player of Vladi’s caliber locked into the organization through the prime of his career,” Armstrong said. “I think we saw...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Trade or keep David Backes?

To trade David Backes or not. For the St. Louis Blues, that is the infinite question. The captain is revered and respected inside the clubhouse and around the NHL and puts up solid regular season numbers, but is that enough for the Blues to hang onto him if an enticing offer comes forward? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Shaking up a team is one thing. Trading fan favorite and veteran...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund leaving?

The NHL Draft is upon us, and for the St. Louis Blues that represents six picks. Neither of those picks fall in the first round, thanks to the Ryan Miller trade. Will the Blues trade T.J. Oshie or Patrik Berglund to grab a first round pick? That is the talk of the town. Who has a better chance of going and will it net a high pick for the Note? The answer is Oshie. I think his talent...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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