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The Blues And Stability: Too Much Of A Good Thing?

Tom Stillman wants to stay the path. Is that feasible? In an interview with the Post-Dispatch's Tom Timmerman, Blues owner Tom Stillman opens up about the Blues' offseason. Let's admit it: aside from Barret Jackman heading to Nashville and the trade that sent T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals, this offseason has been status quo all of the way. Doug Armstrong has advocated an approach of consistency that has teetered toward cautious. Stillman raises good points, especially that of whole-sale roster turnover being a near impossibility due to the cap and the machinations of trades in the...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 30, 2015

What's Going to Happen to the Captain?

Fox Sports is calling for a demotion For those of you not local to Saint Louis, you may have read a recent Fox Sports article on the possibility of David Backes being demoted. That article, which isn't worth reading, is located here. I originally expected the article to be about the Blues naming a new captain for the season. It is not. The article is a watered down version of a much better article by the Post Dispatch (which is actually worth reading) located here. I would suggest reading this article for a better idea of what is actually going on. Below I will breakdown it down. I do not...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 29, 2015

Say Hi To Game Time: RealBadRobot

In this summer series, we've decided to introduce the staff to you whether you like it or not. Today you get to learn a little bit about RealBadRobot AKA Ashley. We may or may not have borrowed this idea from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets. They said we owe them Pietrangelo in return. They will probably get Steve Ott instead. Today, you get to know RealBadRobot. Gametime's Resident sometimes-link rat and video maker. When she actually has time away from making movies to do so. The name is RealBadRobot, RBR or Ash for short. Oh and because it has come up in the past, I am a girl. 1....
St. Louis Game Time Jul 29, 2015

Wednesday Links - Such Great Heights

Honest-to-goodness St. Louis hockey news. Plus some weird shit . . . not to mention a Jackson Five-style cover of a great Postal Service tune. This is the last links post I'll write while in the State of Montana. Yay? BLUES NEWS: St. Louis is one of five U.S. cities to be chosen as possible hosts for the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championships. Don't get on this motherfuckin' bandwagon . . . drive it! [SLGT] Say Hi to our other recap-writer, Justin42. [SLGT] Blues Captain and Minnesota State alum David Backes donated $100K to his Alma Mater, who will name the strength and conditioning room of...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 28, 2015

Say Hi To Game Time: Justin42

In this summer series, we've decided to introduce the staff to you whether you like it or not. It's Justin42's turn on the hot seat. We may or may not have borrowed this idea from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets. They said we owe them Pietrangelo in return. They will probably get Steve Ott instead. Today's victim, er, volunteer is recap writer Justin42. 1. Why/How did you become a Blues fan? It actually happened because I would always go to a friends house and they would have games on. None of my family was really into hockey. They still aren't. My aunt who claims to follow the...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 28, 2015

(Fake Monday) Tuesday Links - Take Me To Church

The version of "Take Me To Church" you'll see here may be the only one that rivals the original. Also, links. Pardon the formatting. I've got a lot of links to distribute. BLUES NEWS: Say Hi to my wife, BluesMay . . . [SLGT] . . . fellow Stauntonite, Tomorrow's Blues . . . [SLGT] . . . and game recapper, HullandOates85. [SLGT] Who are you putting out there for 3-on-3 overtime? [SLGT] Tomorrow's Blues has a short video on new goaltending prospect Luke Opilka from Blues Prospect Camp. [SLGT FanShots] The NBC/NBCSN broadcast schedule has been released. The Blues are on NBCSN twelve times....
St. Louis Game Time Jul 27, 2015

NBC Sports Releases Schedule

The Blues are featured in 12 games on NBCSN but none on NBC NBC Sports released their schedule for the upcoming NHL season and will showcase 106 NHL games between NBCSN and the main NBC station. The Blues get a nice chunk of time on the nationwide broadcasts, 12 games on NBCSN, but will go from 3 NBC games to zero this year. The big news is that NBC will carry all three outdoor games this year, the Winter Classic and both Stadium Series games. The Winter Classic features Montreal and Boston while the Stadium Series games are Chicago vs Minnesota and Detroit vs Colorado. The Blues portion of...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 27, 2015

Say Hi To Game Time: HullandOates85

In our summer series, we've decided to introduce the staff to you whether you like it or not. Today, you get to know HullandOates85, a newbie writer with a dream. We may or may not have borrowed this idea from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets. They said we owe them Pietrangelo in return. They will probably get Steve Ott instead. Today, you get to know HullandOates85, a new writer for the site whose love for the game knows no bounds. One day he hopes to parlay this into an actual paying career. 1. Why/how did you become a Blues fan? My earliest memory of Blues hockey came when I was...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 26, 2015

Say Hi To Game Time: Tomorrow's Blues

In our summer series, we've decided to introduce the staff to you whether you like it or not. Today, you get to know Tomorrow’s Blues, otherwise known as Your "Game Time" Prospect Department. We may or may not have borrowed this idea from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets. They said we owe them Pietrangelo in return. They will probably get Steve Ott instead. Today, you get to know Tomorrow’s Blues, otherwise known as Your "Game Time" Prospect Department, specializing in the Blues’ deep and talented player development system and the NHL Entry Draft past, present and future. 1....
St. Louis Game Time Jul 25, 2015

3-on-3 Overtime For The Blues: Who Do You Pick?

The NHL's new 3-on-3 overtime format should make for limited shootouts. Who do the Blues send out there? Now that it appears that the Blues' roster, for all intents and purposes, is set for the season barring upstart young guys, I figured it was appropriate to take a look at the NHL's new 3-on-3 overtime idea and who exactly the Blues need to send out there. Three-on-three will more than likely lead to the gradual elimination of the shootout, much as praise for a puppy going potty outside eventually eliminates crapping on the floor. This shift in bonus hockey ideology makes the loss of T.J....
St. Louis Game Time Jul 24, 2015

Say Hi To Game Time: BluesMay

In this summer series, we've decided to introduce the staff to you whether you like it or not. Today, BluesMay takes the floor. We may or may not have borrowed this idea from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets. They said we owe them Pietrangelo in return. They will probably get Steve Ott instead. Today, you get to know BluesMay--clickbait writer. 1. Why/how did you become a Blues fan? Some of my family are big Blues fans, and we finally all went to a Blues game as a family in 2010. That's when I really started paying attention to hockey. When I was younger living in Leavenworth, KS we...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 24, 2015

Friday Links - Let's Do The Time Warp Again

My wifi was being a jerk, but you still get stuff. BLUES NEWS: Beyond Checkerdome #94: Pricey Free Agents. [SLGT] Lou Lamoriello's announcement as the Toronto Maple Leafs new GM helps secure Martin Brodeur's future with the Blues. [SLGT] Say Hi to Donut King. [SLGT] Greg Wyshynski does an interview with John Hynes and drops a pretty truthful reference to Ken Hitchcock during it. (s/t to HallPlante) [Puck Daddy] A re-draft of the 2005 NHL Draft shows the Blues would've drafted Vladimir Sobotka instead of having to trade for him. (s/t again to HallPlante) [The Hockey News] HOCKEY...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 23, 2015

Lou Lamoriello's Move To Toronto General Manager Secures Brodeur's Future With Blues

Martin Brodeur didn't return to the Devils due to front office uncertainty; he's not going back any time soon. In case you haven't heard yet, there are some serious shake-ups going on in both New Jersey and Toronto. Long-time president of the New Jersey Devils, Lou Lamoriello, has been hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs as their new general manager. Yes, this happened after the Leafs traded Phil Kessel for debatable returns, and yes, this happened after the draft, but there you go. Just out of the blue, these tweets happened this morning: BREAKING NEWS: Lou Lamoriello resigns as President...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 22, 2015

Beyond Checkerdome #94: Pricey Free Agents

The latest episode is up and ready for an extension of our own ... Well well well, what a couple of weeks we've had. As the hockey news cycle dies down, we have a chance to look over the free agent signings over the past while. There are several new faces in new places, but some familiar ones as well. We're still giddy about the Blues signing Vladimir Tarasenko long-term. There are some questions about what is happening with the Blackhawks and the Stars this offseason. Some free agents were good value pickups, while others were just outright hilarious. We talk about the Super Schedule, and...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 22, 2015

Say Hi To Game Time: Donut King

In this summer series, we've decided to introduce the staff to you whether you like it or not. Today, it's Donut King's turn. We may or may not have borrowed this idea from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets. They said we owe them Pietrangelo in return. They will probably get Steve Ott instead. Today, you get to know Donut King--links coordinator, occasional columnist, half of the Beyond Checkerdome podcast and paper contributor to St. Louis Game Time. 1. Why/how did you become a Blues fan? It starts before I was born. My parents were married in the late 60's, in the heyday of the Blues...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 22, 2015

Wednesday Links - Gangsta's Paradise

Been spendin' most our lives livin' in Al Capone's paradise. Plus mailbags, getting to know people and much, much more. BLUES NEWS: We're saying hello to the Game Time staff for you. First up, our managing editor, Hildy. New post today. [SLGT] We also opened our first edition of the Game Time Mailbag. More next week. [SLGT] Lou has stories on two up-and-coming Blues prospects whose picks were acquired via trade . . . forward Ivan Barbashev (David Perron trade) and defenseman Thomas Vannelli (Ben Bishop trade). [In the Slot / Lou Korac; In the Slot / Lou Korac] HOCKEY NEWS: Barry...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 20, 2015

Answers You Didn't Know You Needed: The Game Time Mailbag

You asked, we answered. Welcome to the first Game Time Mail Bag post. Remember, if you have questions that need to be answered (not burning ones, those need to go to a doctor), ask them on Twitter with the hashtag #GameTimeMailBag. @StLouisGameTime What would you like to see first? Ban the power play dance or fire Louie? #GameTimeMailBag — Art Lippo (@ArtLippo) July 14, 2015 CCR: Great Question, Art. I'm actually pretty much "over" the power play dance hate, and the Louie hate as well. I think it's important to remember that it doesn't matter if I like it or not, because It's...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 20, 2015

Say Hi To Game Time: Hildymac

In this summer series, we've decided to introduce the staff to you whether you like it or not. We may or may not have borrowed this idea from our friends at Pension Plan Puppets. They said we owe them Pietrangelo in return. They will probably get Steve Ott instead. I'm Hildy, the site manager for St. Louis Game Time. I should not be confused with Brad and Sean, who are also site managers and who are our fearless leaders by virtue of the fact that they run (or ran) the St. Louis Game Time paper that you can (and should!) buy before every Blues home game. The Blues aren't exactly churning...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 20, 2015

Monday Links - Sad Royals

"Royals", as sung by a sad clown with a golden voice. Also, Vladimir Tarasenko is a "master", the Flyers are in deep shit and Mexico's soccer team should thank their lucky stars. BLUES NEWS: The father of Vladimir Tarasenko says that his son is a "master", and in a series of tweets from a Russian fan, it is explained as to what he means by that. [SLGT] In Part Two of Robb's fact-finding mission of what went wrong with the Blues in the playoffs, he goes over puck-possession. It wasn't really the problem, but things go a bit deeper than that, of course. [SLGT] Troy Brouwer will wear 36. Kyle...
St. Louis Game Time Jul 18, 2015

Vladimir Tarasenko's Father Explains Why His Son Is A "Master"

Vladimir Tarasenko's family explains why he is as successful as he has been. Vladimir Tarasenko has referenced the importance of both his father, Andrei Tarasenko, and his grandfather Vladimir in his development and training. He talks to his grandfather and father after every game for pointers and suggestions for improvement, and his father gave some insights to the Russian media on Tarasenko's development. Tarasenko has high standards for himself: "It's kind of hard, but I like it when people set high expectations for me," said Tarasenko, who has 36 goals and 79 points in 113 NHL games,...

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