9:02 AM EDT, Sun October 17, 2021
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Blues/Avalanche Recap -Av’s get DP’d on home ice.

Blues/Avalanche Recap -Av’s get DP’d on home ice.

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via David Perron scored twice as the Blues take down the Av’s 5-3 in Colorado. First Period - Brayden Schenn wasted little time finding Nazem Kadri for a little payback from last year.... HOCKEY IS BACK.TV: Bally Sports MidwestStream: https://t.co/00WT27hyNq#stlblues pic.twitter.com/tLm3o8iq7x— Bally Sports Midwest (@BallySportsMW) October 17, 2021 Justin Faulk acknowledged Schenn’s act of trying to beat Kadri’s face in with a gift of a goal. Not even five minutes later Faulk put the Blues up by one. Jordan Kyrou found Faulk...
12 hours ago
Blues at Avalanche GameDay Thread: Game On

Blues at Avalanche GameDay Thread: Game On

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The long wait is finally over. The Colorado Avalanche have been in better shape. Who are they missing tonight? Why, let’s take a look: Nathan MacKinnon - Covid protocol Gabriel Landeskog - Suspension Valeri Nichushkin - Injury Andre Burakovsky - Injury (maybe) Darren Helm - Injury (maybe) That’s a lot of key players who won’t take the ice for the strongly favored Avalanche. Meanwhile, the only question mark for the Blues is David Perron, who skated this morning. It’s still early in the season for both teams (Buffalo is currently...
14 hours ago
Blues at Avalanche Projected Lineup

Blues at Avalanche Projected Lineup

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via The Blues are countering the depleted Avalanche with some pretty decent looking lines. The Colorado Avalanche aren’t doing too well right now (you may have heard that they’re missing half of their top six), but the Blues? They’re fine. Except for David Perron. Maybe. No one knows. If Perron is healthy, these will more than likely be the lines that the team rolls tonight in Colorado. From stlouisblues.com: Forwards Saad - O’Reilly - Perron* Kyrou - Schenn - Buchnevich Neal - Thomas - Tarasenko Neighbours - Bozak -...
23 hours ago
Blues at Avalanche Preview: It’s finally opening night

Blues at Avalanche Preview: It’s finally opening night

This has been a long wait. Let’s get one thing out of the way early: after this week, you can never call Blues fans impatient. Blues fans watching everyone start their season: #stlblues pic.twitter.com/dsQF0bzoId— Blues Fan Base (@BluesFanBase) October 13, 2021 The Blues, Bruins, Flames, and Sharks are the last four teams who haven’t gotten a chance to hit the ice yet this season. After five days of play, some teams in the Central Division have already had the opportunity to lose twice. The Blues have been itching to play the Colorado Avalanche again since they were...
Oct 16, 2021
The Blues’ offseason wrap-up wipes out last season’s jitters

The Blues’ offseason wrap-up wipes out last season’s jitters

It’s time for a fresh start. The Blues must rebound after last season’s first-round sweep. The St. Louis Blues had an eventful offseason full of ups and downs, and decided to close it out with a bonding trip to Vail, Colorado. Vail, a home rule municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, has a population of just 4,835 residents, but it’s a ski lover’s paradise. It’s home to Vail Ski Resort, the largest ski resort in Colorado, along with the Vail Film Festival, Vail Resorts Snow Days, Bravo! Vail, and Burton US Open. On the day we mic'd up @DP_57 for practice in Vail,...
Oct 15, 2021
Player Profile: Klim Kostin

Player Profile: Klim Kostin

Will the Russian forward make the best of his opening night start? Will Kostin finally break though this season? Some Blues fans are frustrated to watch Klim Kostin get one step closer to success, only to see him come up short. Hopefully, he’ll find his game again and retain a spot on the Blues’ roster. Kostin is expected to make $832,500 this season. His contract comes with a cap hit of $863,333. He first signed his contract with the Blues on July 5, 2017. The St. Louis Post Dispatch’s Jim Thomas confirmed Friday that Kostin made the Blues’ opening day roster. So,...
Oct 15, 2021
Already? David Perron is a question mark for game one against Avalanche

Already? David Perron is a question mark for game one against Avalanche

Photo by Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire via You could be forgiven for looking forward to tomorrow night’s season opener against the Avalanche. It’s been a while since the Avs swept the Blues out of the playoffs, so circling a revenge date on your calendar makes sense. You get to see the new players, Jake Neighbours’ debut, and hopefully the continuation of David Perron’s points tear from last season. After all, COVID-19 robbed us all of seeing how the Blues would fare against the Avalanche in the playoffs with Perron. We should at least have an opportunity to...
Oct 14, 2021
What do Blues fans want to see this season?

What do Blues fans want to see this season?

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The new season finally starts on Saturday. This has been a very long week for Blues fans. It’s been great watching nearly every other team begin their season while we sit and wait for Saturday night’s game in Denver. Really, really great. The season’s a couple of days away, and right now, most pundits and people with keyboards aren’t counting the Blues out of staying in the playoff mix right off of the bat. Hopes are high for Jordan Kyrou and Robert Thomas; questions are being asked about the Blues defense and goaltending. No one can...
Oct 13, 2021
2021-2022 Central Division Preview Roundup

2021-2022 Central Division Preview Roundup

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Where might the Blues finish in the notoriously tough Central? Last season, most hockey pundits picked the Blues to finish either third or fourth in the West Division, and they were right. Many picked that positioning based on the strength of the Colorado Avalanche and the Vegas Golden Knights; the Blues still have to deal with one of those two teams this year. The Blues also still have to contend with the Minnesota Wild, who finished third in the West last season and who look to contend for a playoff spot again this year. The Arizona Coyotes...
Oct 11, 2021
Blues’ opening night roster is set, has some surprises

Blues’ opening night roster is set, has some surprises

The last round of roster cuts is done, and the Blues 23 man roster is a go. Yesterday, the Blues sent Mackenzie MacEachern and Logan Brown to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds, leaving the Blues’ roster at 24 players. Today, the team sent Klim Kostin down to the AHL (more on that in a bit), meaning that their opening night roster is set. Here’re today’s practice lines, which may as well be what we see on Saturday night against the Colorado Avalanche: #stlblues practice...
Oct 10, 2021
Come play Cardinals trivia for a good cause with your favorite local sportswriters

Come play Cardinals trivia for a good cause with your favorite local sportswriters

Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Game Time’s looking to put together a trivia team. If there are two things St. Louisans like, it’s trivia and baseball. We’re still in a pandemic, so many trivia nights have been adjusted to fit the new virtual format that much of our world has adapted for. The silver lining of this means that tournaments can be opened up to more participants, and you don’t have to be in St. Louis to participate in STL trivia nights with your friends. The bigger the tournament, the bigger the prizes. The bigger the tournament, the more money you...
Oct 9, 2021
Blues assign three players to AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds

Blues assign three players to AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds

Photo by Harry How/ Expect to see two of them again. After last night’s 7-3 romp against the Columbus Blue Jackets, a roster trim was expected. Today, the Blues elected to send forward Dakota Joshua, defenseman Scott Perunovich, and goaltender Colton Ellis to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds. This leave the roster at 26 players: 17 forwards (including injured Oskar Sundqvist), seven defensemen, and two goaltenders. The Blues final roster decisions will have to come at the forward positions. Joshua and Perunovich may not be gone for long, depending on injury needs....
Oct 9, 2021
Blues sign James Neal to one year contract

Blues sign James Neal to one year contract

The professional tryout gamble paid off for Neal and the Blues If there’s something that the Blues love, it’s a hard-nosed veteran presence. If there’s something else that the Blues love, it’s a good professional tryout opportunity. Those two rivers converged this pre-season in the form of James Neal, a former 30 goal scorer who has proven that he still has gas left in the tank. Neal has 294 goals and 555 points in 850 NHL games played between the team that drafted him, the Dallas Stars, the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Nashville Predators, the Vegas Golden Knights, the...
Oct 8, 2021
Blue Jackets at Blues Preseason Preview/GameDay Thread

Blue Jackets at Blues Preseason Preview/GameDay Thread

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via The preseason winds to a close for both teams. The Blues preseason is done after tonight. After blowing a 3-0 lead to lose 4-3 in overtime to the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, the team made one more round of cuts to trim the roster down to 29 players. One of those cut was Michael Frolik, here on a professional try-out. James Neal’s still here, as are Jake Neighbuors, Scott Perunovich, Logan Brown, and Dakota Joshua. Brown and Joshua are a good sign that the Blues are still focused on adding some grit and determination...
Oct 7, 2021
Blues trim camp roster to 29 players

Blues trim camp roster to 29 players

So long, Sam Anas, and thanks for the overtime winner. With no games on the calendar for tonight - and a disappointing 4-3 overtime loss to the Wild in the Blues’ rear view mirror - the team has made another round of roster cuts before tomorrow night’s preseason finale against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blues announced today that they have selected to send six players to the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds: forwards Nikita Alexandrov, Sam Anas, and Nathan Walker; defensemen Calle Rosen and Steve Santini, and goaltender Charlie Lindgren. They announced one additional...