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Avalanche at Blues Preview: Control your destiny

Avalanche at Blues Preview: Control your destiny

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The Blues are on a three game winning streak right now. The Blues may not have played on Monday night, but that’s fine. Thanks to a win by tonight’s opponent over the Arizona Coyotes, the Blues are a point up on the Yotes with two games in hand. Anaheim’s 4-0 drubbing of the Sharks also helped add a bit of space there - San Jose’s four points back right now and on a two game losing streak. The Blues are in charge of where they want to finish this season. They’re seven behind Minnesota, but can catch up to them with wins - they still...
Apr 13, 2021
Top 10 Fights in Blues History

Top 10 Fights in Blues History

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports There may be a “new normal” when it comes to fighting in the NHL, but the Blues have never been afraid to back down from a challenge. There’s still a pandemic happening, so social distancing is the law of the land. The Blues and the other NHL teams carry on with their fights. It’s not CDC approved, but it’s okay. Fights provide excitement for the fans and a spark for the team. Did you know that one of the cardinal rules of NHL fights is that only two players are allowed to participate in a single fight? However, multiple fights can...
Apr 12, 2021
Doug Armstrong and the Blues stood pat at the trade deadline

Doug Armstrong and the Blues stood pat at the trade deadline

Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports No moves are good moves. It’s fun to hypothesize about what your favorite team will do leading up to the trade deadline, especially when your team is a clear-cut buyer. It’s window shopping, pure and simple, and who doesn’t enjoy fantasizing about spending someone else’s millions of dollars? The Blues this year weren’t clear cut buyers heading into today’s trade deadline. By virtue of their three game winning streak and return to playoff seeding, they weren’t sellers, either. Doug Armstrong didn’t do anything fun today, and the...
Apr 12, 2021
Tonight’s Blues at Wild game has been postponed

Tonight’s Blues at Wild game has been postponed

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Minneapolis/St. Paul is under a curfew tonight. Due to a 7:00 PM curfew in the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, tonight’s Blues at Wild game has been postponed to May 12th. Tonight’s curfew, effective in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Anoka counties, has also postponed tonight’s Minnesota Twins game as well as tonight’s Nets vs. Timberwolves game. The curfew comes as a response to last night’s protests surrounding the police shooting of Daunte Wright, and out of respect to Wright’s family and the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul...
Apr 12, 2021
Blues at Wild preview: Will tonight’s lineup be the same?

Blues at Wild preview: Will tonight’s lineup be the same?

David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Will Doug Armstrong shake up the Blues before tonight’s tilt against the Wild? NB: Tonight’s game conflicts with tonight’s Cardinals game, so the game will not be on the main Bally Sports Midwest channel. For those of you able to see the game broadcast on TV in the first place, it will air on Bally Sports Midwest Plus. Please see the updated channel numbers here. There’s nothing more weird than playing a game the day of the trade deadline. If you’re the coach, how do you plan your lines? Do you hold rumored trade targets out just...
Apr 12, 2021
2021 NHL Trade Deadline: What do the Blues do?

2021 NHL Trade Deadline: What do the Blues do?

Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports What tough decisions loom large today for Doug Armstrong? The trade deadline - or Hockey Christmas, as some fans call it - is stressful. It’s tough on the players, it’s tough on fans, and it’s even more difficult for most general managers. Some teams are clear cut sellers - the Sabres come to mind, and the Devils already traded Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac to the New York Islanders. With the salary cap expected to hold steady next season at $81.5 million, it’s going to require jujitsu for some teams to afford to be buyers. Purchases...
Apr 11, 2021
Blues plan public visitation, Celebration of Life for Bobby Plager

Blues plan public visitation, Celebration of Life for Bobby Plager

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The team shared details today. The St. Louis Blues released details today of next weekend’s memorial for Blues legend Bobby Plager, who passed away on March 24th. Bobby was the heart and soul of the franchise, and the team is honoring him with a public visitation and private Celebration of Life ceremony that will be live streamed. The public visitation will be held this Friday from 4-8PM at the Enterprise Center. The team requests attendees enter at the 14th & Clark entrance, and follow all Enterprise Center safety protocols (no bags, masks...
Apr 11, 2021
Player Profile: Who Is Jake Walman?

Player Profile: Who Is Jake Walman?

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Jake Walman scored his first NHL goal in the Blues’ epic win on April 7, but there’s more to him than meets the eyes. The St. Louis Blues’ Jake Walman is the new kid on the block, having just scored his first NHL goal on April 7 versus the Vegas Golden Knights at the Enterprise Center.Walman’s first NHL goal couldn’t have come at a better time. The Blues were desperately looking to end a seven-game losing skid, and Wednesday’s 3-1 win was a game-changer. Blues goaltender and very own #50 Jordan Binnington stopped 50 shots,...
Apr 10, 2021
Wild at Blues GameDay Thread: Will the explosive offense be back?

Wild at Blues GameDay Thread: Will the explosive offense be back?

Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports Last night’s 9-1 win was a romp for the ages. I think it’s perfectly valid for Blues fans to want another game like last night, especially after how much of a drag this last month has been. To say that last night’s game was cathartic is an understatement for the ages. They didn’t just get the monkey off of their back, they knocked King Kong all of the way back to Skull Island. The Wild, well, they’ll play better tonight. Cam Talbot is starting, and the rest of the team won’t let another blowout happen. They’re professionals, and...
Apr 10, 2021
Wild at Blues Preview: Keep up the scoring

Wild at Blues Preview: Keep up the scoring

Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports Did the Blues spend their goal allotment last night? During their seven-game losing streak, the Blues scored a whopping eight goals. Last night, they scored nine. Zach Sanford, Jaden Schwartz (2), Sammy Blais, Ryan O’Reilly (3), Justin Faulk, and Ivan Barbashev all scored, with eight additional players appearing on the scoresheet with assists (Faulk, Blais, and O’Reilly added assists of their own). That’s 14 Blues on the scoresheet in one game. What I’m saying here is that Wild goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen had a very, very, very bad...
Apr 10, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: Will Blues fans be more confident after last night?

SB Nation Reacts: Will Blues fans be more confident after last night?

Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports There’s off of a cliff, and then there’s off of a cliff. This is SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NHL. Each week, SB Nation sends out questions to the most plugged in St. Louis Blues fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 10 percent of Blues fans think the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from eight percent last week, but down from 80 percent two weeks ago. Keep in mind that this data was culled while the Blues were in the middle...
Apr 10, 2021
Wild Vs. Blues Recap: Nine Times? Nine Times.

Wild Vs. Blues Recap: Nine Times? Nine Times.

Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports Blues cruise to 9-1 win over Wild. Blues Highlights and One Wild Goal That Got in The Way: First Period - 1:32 into tonight’s game, the Blues scored their first goal of the night. Robert Thomas’ pass actually bounced off of a Wild player and went to Zach Sanford. Sanford finished off the play and started Kappo Kahkonen’s no good very bad night. It’s not often that I get to show the goalies some love, but I want to point out this save. Vintage Binnington is back? Moments later, the Blues take a two goal lead. Vladimir Tarasenko...
Apr 9, 2021
Wild at Blues GameDay Thread: A key three in a row

Wild at Blues GameDay Thread: A key three in a row

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The Blues have a mini-series up on their docket against the Wild. I know that the Minnesota Wild probably aren’t anyone’s definition of “rival” as far as the Blues are concerned, but they certainly are right now. Tonight and tomorrow night they play in St. Louis, and Monday the Blues will be heading northward to play the Wild at XCel. These three games are of key importance to the Blues, who sit 10 points behind Minnesota in the standings. If they want to go to the playoffs, the road might just go through St. Paul. Thank goodness...
Apr 9, 2021
Wild at Blues Preview: Might they have some momentum?

Wild at Blues Preview: Might they have some momentum?

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports As the trade deadline looms, the Blues control their own destiny. It took seven games and a 50 save performance from Jordan Binnington, but the Blues finally won it for Bobby. Their 3-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights puts the Blues just three points out of the last playoff spot in the West Division, but ten points behind tonight’s opponent. The Minnesota Wild have been one of the bigger surprises this season. Most everyone expected them to contend for a playoff spot, but more than likely the fourth seed, and certainly by a much narrower...
Apr 8, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Five Years Later and Sharks Continue to Give Blues Fits

Throwback Thursday: Five Years Later and Sharks Continue to Give Blues Fits

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports A lot of things can change in five years, but not San Jose’s peskiness when they play St. Louis. Are the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues rivals in disguise? Maybe.The Blues are in the West Division alongside the Sharks. I’ll let you decide, but San Jose has been a pesky opponent for St. Louis since the 2016 Western Conference Finals. In that series, San Jose eliminated St. Louis in six games. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ana Kieu (@itsanakieu) Here’s a quick recap of the...