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Blues Activate Jaden Schwartz From Injured Reserve

The forward has missed the last 49 games. In one of the most costly of the Blues' many injuries this season, Jaden Schwartz took himself out of the line-up via a broken ankle suffered in practice way back on October 23rd. At the time, it was just another in a long string of unfortunate events and injuries for the Blues. Over the course of the season, it became more and more evident how much the Blues needed Schwartz in the lineup. Schwartz was second on the Blues last season with 28 goals, and third on the team with 63 points. His being out of the lineup has exascerbated the Blues'...
St. Louis Game Time 11 hours ago

Jets Vs. Blues Recap: That's All We Got? One GD Goal?

Yep. Blues Lineup: The forward lines would look like this for the matchup against the Jets. Patrik Berglund would be with Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarsenko. Scottie Upshall would be with Alexander Steen and David Backes. Robby Fabbri would be with Jori Lehtera and Troy Brouwer. Ryan Reaves would rejoin the lineup tonight as he would be with Magnus Paajarvi and Kyle Brozdiak. Of course the big change for the Blues would be on defense as of course Alex Pietrangelo is out with a knee issue. That being said Kevin Shattenkirk would take his place with Jay Bouwmeester (Shatty also apparently...
St. Louis Game Time 18 hours ago

Fifty Years Today, The Blues Were Born

Happy birthday to the Blues, who are now comfortably in middle age. Fifty years ago today, we were gifted with the franchise that would cause us all so much joy and so much frustration. So much optimism, so much dejection. So much alcohol, and so much alcohol. The Blues, fittingly enough, were birthed with no owner and with major pull from Dollar Bill Wirtz and James D. Norris, owners of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Arena. They wanted to sell, and a hockey team would be the way to turn a buck - not to mention give their Blackhawks an immediate regional rival. This is what Clarence...
St. Louis Game Time 21 hours ago

Jets At Blues Game Preview: Blues Out Of Petro, Jets Out Of Petrol

The Blues will be missing key defenseman Alex Pietrangelo for three weeks. What's Winnipeg's excuse? In case you live under a rock, Alex Pietrangelo was injured during Saturday's 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild and will be on injured reserve for the next three weeks, at the least. This is a very big problem, as Pietrangelo plays the most minutes a night on the team, at 26 minutes, 40 seconds a night. Said Ken Hitchcock to Jeremy Rutherford: "We’ve dealt with it all year, we’re used to it," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "I don’t want to say we’re numb to it, but we’ve done a hell of...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 9, 2016

Lighting The Lamp: Official Problems

You might recognize the "Lighting the Lamp" feature from the Game Time paper. Rick Ackerman has been nice enough to send over his column for the website. "Lighting the Lamp" will be featured every home game day. Lighting the Lamp with Rick Ackerman As much as I love going downtown to watch the St. Louis Blues play hockey and soak up the atmosphere at the TradeStocks Center, there is something to be said for staying home and watching all the NHL marquee match-ups on the big screen. No, I don’t have a movie theatre in my house. I do have a new 65" 4K HD television, though, and it is a joy...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 9, 2016

Jets At Blues Morning Open Thread: Last Place Jets Try To Gain Footing

The Jets have had a recent streak of self-induced "bad luck," while the Blues are just unlucky. You may have heard that the Winnipeg Jets just re-signed Dustin Byfuglien to a five year deal. It's got a $7.6 AAV tacked on to it, so thanks, Winnipeg, for inflating the cost of Kevin Shattenkirk. Really appreciated. Of course, this deal makes it really tough for them to re-up Andrew Ladd and will maybe cause them to move Jacob Trouba. At least the last-place team in the Central has Big Buff locked up, I guess. Drew Stafford was suspended one game as the penalty-prone (you know, because teams...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 9, 2016

Tuesday Links - The Hitcher

...and that is not a Coach Hitchcock reference. BLUES NEWS: Alex Pietrangelo will be out at least 3 weeks following a knee-on-knee hit deliver by Minnesota's Charlie Coyle. [SLGT] In case you've somehow missed a recap of Saturdays game, here's one from Justin42. [SLGT] From Tomorrows Blues: What's best for the Blues and their AHL affiliate? [SLGT] The game day storyline is pretty much what will the Blues do without Pietrangelo. [Lou Korac/In the Slot] KNOW YOUR ENEMY--THE WINNIPEG JETS: If you didn't know by now, go here [Arctic Ice Hockey] for all things Jets. The Jets have just...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 8, 2016

Blues: Losing Alex Pietrangelo is biggest blow yet

The Captain of the defense and playing time beast is down for three weeks with a knee injury in a huge blow to the Blues. The levees didn't break, but there is a huge leak in the St. Louis Blues system this morning. Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo is down for three weeks with a knee injury suffered in Saturday's win over the Wild. He will be re-evaluated in three weeks and that means no ice time until then. I wouldn't expect Petro back for at least a month. Possibly more. This is a huge blow to the Blues, a team that doesn't score much and relies heavily on their strong defensive core. For all...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 8, 2016

Pietrangelo placed on injured reserve

Blues defenseman will be out of action for at least three weeks with knee injury. The St. Louis Blues announced this morning that Alex Pietrangelo was being placed on injured reserved as a result of a knee-on-knee hit by Charlie Coyle during the third period of Saturday night's game.  Pietrangelo left the ice and did not return for the remainder of the game.  He is scheduled to be evaluated in three weeks. The hit by Coyle was bad.  He led with his knee driving it right into Petro's leg.  Petro went down and took a while to get back up.  Backes challenged Coyle as a result, and was...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 8, 2016

"Can't Stop Colin": Beating cancer with an assist from the Blues

Young Colin Schlereth is taking the fight to cancer every single, and gets an assist from the Blues and hockey itself. "Can't Stop Colin" isn't just a mantra for the Schlereth Family. It is a way of life. Remember that cool video the St. Louis Blues tweeted out in late January about a young man returning to the ice after a long battle with cancer. Well, here is his story. Meet Colin. Colin Schlereth hasn't endured a normal childhood, but the one thing he has never let go of is the pursuit of happiness. He has digested a different value of life and how to live through a unique battle with...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 7, 2016

Back To The Future: What's "Best For Business" For The Blues And Their AHL Affiliate?

As promised in last night's paper, your "Game Time" Prospect Department here presents a composite from a series of columns in the print edition about the Blues' developmental organization. ♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪ In the last several editions of "Tomorrow’s Blues," your "Game Time" Prospect Department has been focusing upon the contrast between the Blues’ player development organization and that of the Blues’ main rival, the Chicago Blackhawks. The two major points that separate the Blues’ affiliation with the Chicago Wolves from...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 7, 2016

Wild Vs. Blues Recap: Powerplay runs Wild

Three! Three powerplay goals, ah, ah, ah. Blues Lineup: Your forward lines for tonight's tilt with the Wild would look like this: Upshall, Steen, Backes...Berglund, Stastny, Tarasenko...Fabbri, Lehtera, Brouwer, and finally Paajarvi, Brozdiak, and Jaskin. Your D-pairings: Bouwmeester, Pietrangelo...Edmundson, Shattenkirk and Gunnarsson, Parayko. Starting goaltender would be Brian Elliott. For some wild (see what I did there?) reason both Thomas Vanek and Jason Zucker were both healthy scratches for tonight's game. First Period: Alexander Steen would open the scoring in the first for the...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 6, 2016

St. Louis May Host Blackhawks At 2017 Winter Classic

The Post-Dispatch broke some speculation about what the Blues may be getting for their 50th anniversary. Boy, is my negative Nancy face red. After speculating that the Blues would be more likely to host a Stadium Series game than the Winter Classic for their 50th anniversary, the Post-Dispatch leaked news of a potential Winter Classic at Busch Stadium against the guaranteed draw Chicago Blackhawks. Apparently the Cardinals are preparing to host a game on January 2nd, which signals Winter Classic over Stadium Series. NHL and Blues executives declined comment, which is usually a good sign...
Second City Hockey Feb 6, 2016

Report: Blackhawks could play Blues in 2017 Winter Classic

A report out of St. Louis indicates the Blackhawks could be headed back outside in 2017. We're just over two weeks away from the Blackhawks heading outdoors to take on the Minnesota Wild at the 2016 NHL Stadium Series in Minnesota, but reports are surfacing that the Blackhawks could be involved in another outdoor game in the 2016-17 NHL season. Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispactch reported today that the St. Louis Blues are expected to host the 2017 NHL Winter Classic at Busch Stadium, with the Blackhawks expected to be their opponent. According to Rutherford's sources, the...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 6, 2016

Wild At Blues Game Preview: Wild At A Loss, Keep Losing

The Minnesota Wild have turned into a tire fire to heat the cold northern winters. The Minnesota Wild aren't in a playoff spot anymore. The Colorado Avalanche, whose slow start caused many to write them off for the season, have leapfrogged them, and now the Wild are a point out of the last wild card position. What caused this? A 9-11-6 road record hasn't been helpful; going 1-8-1 in their last ten certainly isn't lending them a hand. The Blues are having issues too, sure. Their 2.37 goals a game ranks 25th in the league, which is cause for concern (to everyone but the Blues, apparently)....
Hockey Wilderness Feb 6, 2016

Wild vs. Blues: Game preview, Tale of the Tape, how to watch

The Wild make some bold scratches, a foot gets broken, and the Wild's recent success against St. Louis is a house of cards. Minnesota Wild @ St. Louis Blues 7:00 PM CentralWatch on Fox Sports-North if you're a glutton for punishmentFor Blues Coverage, visit St. Louis Game Time Despite starting Thursday's game with a 2-0 lead by the first intermission, the Wild dropped another game (this time to the Rangers) to go 3-9-3 in their last 15 games. Still out of the playoffs, and looking for any way to climb back into the bubble (so long as it doesn't involve making any sort of changes to their...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 6, 2016

Lighting The Lamp: Goal Production

You might recognize the "Lighting the Lamp" feature from the Game Time paper. Rick Ackerman has been nice enough to send over his column for the website. "Lighting the Lamp" will be featured every home game day. Lighting the Lamp with Rick Ackerman It is a certainty that just about any article in any publication or any discussions on radio talk shows about the St. Louis Blues' meeting tonight with the Minnesota Wild will point out the offensive deficiencies both hockey teams are currently experiencing. Only five NHL teams have a weaker offense than the Blues, now ranked 25th of 30 NHL...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 6, 2016

The Super Bowl is not as good as The Stanley Cup Finals

No commercials are needed when two aggressive yet graceful teams on ice have to win four games and not just one. Suck it Super Bowl. You're overrated. The Super Bowl is overrated. The Stanley Cup Finals are better. Allow me to explain so we all understand. In case you aren't sitting on the NFL's balls or just "watch for the commercials", the Super Bowl is Sunday. Kickoff is at 5:18 in the evening, or something weird and stupid. Outside of Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers fans, is there anyone really passionately watching a couple teams bash into each other repeatedly with several breaks...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 6, 2016

Minnesota Wild At St. Louis Blues Morning Open Thread: Fragile, And Without Explanation

Both the Blues and the Wild are underperforming as of late, the Wild more so. What could fix these teams' underlying issues? A minute and twenty seconds, and the lead slipped away. Quick: Blues or Wild(s)? That would be the Wild, losing to the New York Rangers a few nights ago, losing 4-2 to the New York Rangers. The post-game quotes are equally difficult to discern as to what team they came from. For those of you tired of the Blues' locker room chatter of platitudes and "we just don't know what to do" lines, the Wild have you covered. They're worse: "We’re a very fragile team. They get...
St. Louis Game Time Feb 6, 2016

Saturday Links - Postmodern Heroes

And . . . please find an important update regarding the links schedule at the end of this post. BLUES NEWS: The Blues lost to the Sharks Thursday, as you might recall. [SLGT] Fear The Fin, obviously, liked what they saw. [Fear The Fin; Fear The Fin] Despite being 3rd on the team in points per game, winning 55.6% of his draws, playing stellar defense against the other teams' top players, killing penalties, playing nearly 20 minutes a night and somehow making even Magnus Paajarvi look passable alongside him . . . the Blues somehow need more from Paul Stastny. My question, and I think it's a...

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