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Sunday Fun Day and Other Random Blues Thoughts

Sunday Fun Day and Other Random Blues Thoughts

A look at Saturday night’s game and a few other random thoughts. Well, I finally did it. I was able to figure out the password to the website and give myself full contributor status. They really should think about changing it to something better than Blackhawks suck. Oops, don’t tell anybody I told you. Before I get into my observations from last night’s game I want to take a second and say a couple much overdue thank you’s. When I first started writing I had no clue what I was doing or how to go about doing it. All I knew is somehow, someway I wanted to write for St Louis Game...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 3, 2016
Recap: Blues Can't Hold the Laine

Recap: Blues Can't Hold the Laine

The Blues might have felt just a little too good about a six game home winning streak and having a cellar dweller like Winnipeg in town they might have taken their game for granted. Well Patrick Laine and the Jets brought the Blues back to earth with a game that has become routine between these two, close and heavy. The first period started off with the two teams feeling each other out, gaining a sense of what the new looks on each team brought. The Jets got the first good look of the game when a rebound came free right in the slot but Carter Hutton’s left leg pad was just too quick,...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 3, 2016
David Perron: Older, wiser, and better at hockey

David Perron: Older, wiser, and better at hockey

My oldest memory of St. Louis Blues winger David Perron came during his rookie season with the team. He was gliding into the offensive zone and whistled a pass towards the front of the net that Keith Tkachuk missed. The goaltender scooped it up and the play was blown dead. Perron skated off and threw a mini tantrum. It was similar to a young child kicking his feet at Walmart because his parents didn’t buy him a toy. It was during that very moment that I thought Perron would die a young death, because Big Walt gave him a death stare from across the ice. Perron used to be overly cocky, too...
Artic Ice Hockey Dec 3, 2016
Jets at Blues

Jets at Blues

The Jets head to St. Louis for a Central Division showdown Coming off a 6-3 loss to the Oilers and back at full strength, the Jets begin a mini Central Division road trip against the St. Louis Blues tonight. On the first half of a back-to-back set, it looks like (but is not yet confirmed that) Michael Hutchinson will be the Jets’ starting goalie tonight. One other roster change to mention: Mathieu Perreault skated on a line with Adam Lowry and Brandon Tanev at today’s morning skate, switching places with Marko Dano. Meanwhile, the Blues have won three games in a row heading into this...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 3, 2016
Jets At Blues Preview: Laine, Scheifele Ones To Watch

Jets At Blues Preview: Laine, Scheifele Ones To Watch

Will the Blues’ special teams be key to their success tonight? The Blues will be starting Carter Hutton tonight. Hutton hasn’t played since the November 23rd 4-3 loss to the Washington Capitals, and statistically his tenure with the Blues hasn’t gotten off to the best start. He’s 2-4-0 so far this year, with a 2.98 GAA and a .891 save percentage. He’s played well during games, but his stats line isn’t reflecting it. So, why start him against a team with the leading rookie scorer in Patrick Laine? Will the jeopardize their six game home winning streak? Eh. Carter Hutton’s two...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 3, 2016
The Blues’ Value Exceeds $300 Million

The Blues’ Value Exceeds $300 Million

Post-season success translated into big bucks for the franchise. The Blues are not a large market team, and they’ll never have a franchise valuation like that of the Toronto Maple Leafs or Montreal Canadiens. But for a mid-market team, the Blues are doing ok. According to the St. Louis Business Journal’s analysis of Forbes’ 2016 NHL Valuations, their valuation has risen to $310 million dollars, up 14.8% and $40 million dollars from last year. Their overall value has grown from $130 million during the last year of Dave Checketts’ group’s tenure. Regular season and post-season...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 3, 2016
Lighting The Lamp: Tkachuk This Out

Lighting The Lamp: Tkachuk This Out

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 The Winnipeg hockey club jets into town to take on the St. Louis Blues tonight in another game involving divisional rivals. This will be the tenth game (of 25) this season for the Blues against other Central Division foes. The Note has done quite well, sporting a 6-2-1 record, with victories over Chicago, Colorado, Nashville, Dallas...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 3, 2016
Jets At Blues GameDay Storystream: Will Lehtera Sit?

Jets At Blues GameDay Storystream: Will Lehtera Sit?

Ken Hitchcock's center for Vladimir Tarasenko hasn't been producing. Will he get a night off tonight? The Winnipeg Jets... wait... stop me if you've heard this... aren't very good. I know, I know. After fifteen years in the league, they're still average at best, because while you can take the team out of Atlanta you can't take the Atlanta out of a team. Slowly but surely the Jets are trying to build their own identity, but tso many players remain from the Thrashers: Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Stuart, Bryan Little, Alexander Burmistrov, Chris Thorburn, Paul Postma, Ben Chiarot,...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 3, 2016
Jets At Blues Morning Open Thread: Allen Gets A Break As Hutton Starts

Jets At Blues Morning Open Thread: Allen Gets A Break As Hutton Starts

Is starting the back-up tonight a good plan? Probably. The Winnipeg Jets... wait... stop me if you've heard this... aren't very good. I know, I know. After fifteen years in the league, they're still average at best, because while you can take the team out of Atlanta you can't take the Atlanta out of a team. Slowly but surely the Jets are trying to build their own identity, but tso many players remain from the Thrashers: Blake Wheeler, Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Stuart, Bryan Little, Alexander Burmistrov, Chris Thorburn, Paul Postma, Ben Chiarot, Tobias Enstrom. Ondrej Pavelec was the biggest...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 2, 2016
Lightning Vs. Blues Recap: Tara-senko! *Clap Clap ClapClapClap*

Lightning Vs. Blues Recap: Tara-senko! *Clap Clap ClapClapClap*

In Soviet Russia, hat throw you! Blues Lineup: Forwards: Jaden Schwartz, Paul Stastny, David Perron, Robby Fabbri, Alexander Steen, Vladimir Tarasenko, Dmitrij Jaskin, Jori Lehtera, Patrik Berglund, Scottie Upshall, Kyle Brodziak, Ryan Reaves. Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietrangelo, Carl Gunnarsson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Robert Bortuzzo, Colton Parayko Goaltender: Jake Allen First Period: The Blues and the Lightning hit the ice last night in a showdown of two top NHL teams. The Lightning were with out Steven Stamkos once again. Also, water is wet. Tarasenko didn't want to waste any time...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 1, 2016
Jori Lehtera: Overpaid, overrated, and over-privileged

Jori Lehtera: Overpaid, overrated, and over-privileged

Jori Lehtera hasn’t won the Powerball yet, but he’s achieved the honor in the NHL. He plays along side Vladimir Tarasenko, revered goal scorer and Russian superstar who doesn’t need a beard to be cool. One would think that playing on a line with a superstar would boost someone’s numbers. Lehtera is the exception. To quote Art Lippo, Jori is benefiting from the wonderful Tarasenko scholarship. He’s a 28 year old player who skates like a 42 year old has-been. When he came into the league in 2014, Lehtera started off hotter than a Swedish meat pie. The man garnered 25 points in 37...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 1, 2016
GameThread for Tampa Bay Lightning at St.Louis Blues, December 1st, 2016

GameThread for Tampa Bay Lightning at St.Louis Blues, December 1st, 2016

We ain’t afraid of no lightning. The Blues haven’t lost a regular season game against Tampa Bay since 2014. Maybe I’ve just jinxed them by mentioning this. Maybe you’re too superstitious so get over it already. St.Louis stumbled backwards into their last two wins, to put it delicately, giving up two separate goals late in the final periods of both games, gifting a point in the standings to Dallas and Minnesota. The Central Division devours the weak, and the Blues are trying to stabilize their game with timely offense that doesn’t cough up leads. St.Louis has worked their way out...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 1, 2016
Lightning at Blues Preview

Lightning at Blues Preview

St.Louis looks to extend home winning streak against Tampa Bay. The Lightning are 5-5-0 over their last 10 games, and have managed fairly well despite the long term loss of sniper Steven Stamkos to injury. Nikita Kucherov has been stringing together an incredible first half, recording 26 points over 22 games. The Blues need to make sure the KUCH can’t get loose. Bishop is likely to get the nod in net for the Bolts tonight - Vasilevskiy is coming off a tough 5-1 loss on Tuesday against the Blue Jackets. St.Louis has bounced back from a nasty losing streak, winning 6 out of their last 7...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 1, 2016
Lighting the Lamp With Rick Ackerman

Lighting the Lamp With Rick Ackerman

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. Game three of the five-game home stand continues as the St. Louis Blues host the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Blues have already won four games against Eastern Conference teams this season; however, the Note has also lost four games, one in a shootout (to Detroit) for a total of 9 points in eight games. Last season St. Louis was a lot more successful, going 17-10-4 against the East...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 1, 2016
Tampa Bay Lightning at St.Louis Blues Morning Thread

Tampa Bay Lightning at St.Louis Blues Morning Thread

Bolts eager to end three game losing streak, Blues trying to close the gap on Chicago in the Central. The Lightning (13-10-1) head to Scottrade to face off against the Blues (13-7-3), and Tampa will be without goal-machine Steven Stamkos who suffered a lateral meniscus tear in November. The Bolts have lost their last 3 games straight, and are 3-4 since the Stamkos injury. St.Louis has won 6 out of their last 7, and are currently sitting at second place in the hotly contested Central Division, trailing the Chicago Blackhawks by four points in the standings. Thanks to Fabbri and Perron,...
St. Louis Game Time Dec 1, 2016

"Kansas City, Here I Come..."

Maybe. KSDK Channel 5 reported earlier today that a Kansas City group led by Missouri Mavericks' owner Lamar Hunt Jr. and former Blue Tom Tilley supposedly had a "done deal" to bring an AHL franchise to the Sprint Center as early as next season. Could the Blues AHL affiliate be calling Kansas City home? Not so fast, say the Mavericks. Mavericks Say "No Truth" To AHL Rumors The Mavericks were quick to issue a press release indicating that the Mavericks, quote, "have a working relationship with the Blues and Chicago Wolves through the balance of the season, and have no plans at this time to...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 29, 2016

Beyond Checkerdome 140: Back-to-Backes

Blues keep on trucking along, seeing old friends along the way Well it's not 3-0, but all things considered I think we'd happily accept a 2-1 week. We cover the back-to-back games in Boston and DC, as well as the return home for Minnesota. There's the emotional tugs of seeing Cap'n Dave in another jersey, and the continued success of the Blues forward corps - particularly David Perron and Jaden Schwartz . We also discuss the Ty Rattie / Nail Yakupov situation, and wonder what kind of moves the front office has in mind for the team. Of course, there's also the usual complement of tangents...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 29, 2016

Stars Vs. Blues Recap: Blue Monday

Robby Fabbri, a point streak, and an overtime game winner. Blues Lineup: Forwards: Jaden Schwartz, Paul Stastny, David Perron, Robby Fabbri, Jori Lehtera, Vladimir Tarasenko, Dmitrij Jaskin, Patrik Berglund, Ty Rattie, Ryan Reaves, Kyle Brodziak, Scottie Upshall. Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietrangelo, Carl Gunnarsson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Robert Bortuzzo, Colton Parayko Goaltender: Jake Allen First Period: The Blues first period was frankly boring until the second half of it. The Blues managed to not commit the "Stupid penalty of the night". They were getting their chances as well....
St. Louis Game Time Nov 28, 2016

GameThread for Dallas Stars at St.Louis Blues, Nov 28th, 2016

Stars head to Scottrade for divisional match-up Dallas is currently sitting at a tepid 9-8-5, good for 23rd overall in the League. They’ll be hungry to break into the double-digit win club, and you can insert your own Jamie Benn-doesn’t-go-down-without-a-fight joke here if you like. The Blues have been looking a lot more lively as of late. They put together an impressive four-game winning streak, and the offense is beginning to look healthy. Goalscoring shouldn’t be an issue against Dallas - only the Flames and Flyers have given up more goals against this year than the Big D. This is...
St. Louis Game Time Nov 28, 2016

Jake Allen: Not as pretty as Gosling but great in net

Can we turn the page on Brian Elliott and believe in Jake Allen? Is that okay with Blues fans? One of the hardest things in sports is detaching yourself from great franchise players. It’s been a year of transition for the Blues faithful in seeing Elliott, David Backes, and Barret Jackman all play against St. Louis. I had my issues with some of the departures, but it’s a business. In the world of sports and business, good things end. Often faster than bad things do. Allen is one of the hottest goalies in the NHL right now, garnering a save percentage of .930 or better in six of his last...

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