Should They Stay or Should They Go: A Team Review, Part 2. The Defense and Goalies

April 24, 2018

(Photo Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) The Season has now drawn to a close. It was a season of ups and downs and overall just plain disappointing. After the rocket hot start this year’s Blues team had, pretty much anything short of a Central Division Championship would have been disappointing. Then January and February happened, […]

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STL Hat Trick Presents: St. Louis Blues 2017-18 Highlights (Part 1)

April 17, 2018

(Photo Credit: Claus Andersen/Getty Images) Hello, Blues fans. I’ll keep this one short. While I understand the ending to the season came as quite the disappointment, there are still reasons to be optimistic. Yes, there were obvious struggles, but there were also flashes of brilliance during the 2017-18 regular season. I’ll be doing my best to […]

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Erik Foley, His Athleticism and Explosiveness

April 16, 2018

(Photo Credit: Melissa Wade) After nearly four seasons with the St. Louis Blues, veteran center Paul Stastny was dealt at the trade deadline to the Winnipeg Jets on Feb 26, 2018. Stastny was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and the Blues were struggling. They had lost six […]

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Chemical Engineering in My Hockey Stats? It’s More Likely than You think!

April 15, 2018

(Photo Credit: Getty Images) This will get to hockey, I promise. Remember high school chemistry?  The Ideal Gas Law PV = nRT (piv-nert)?  In the 1800s Boyle, Charles and Avogadro observed gases under laboratory conditions and figured out that pressure (P), volume (V), temperature (T) and the amount of molecules in the system (n) all […]

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Should They Stay or Should They Go: A Team Review, Part 1. The Forwards

April 14, 2018

 (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports) The Season has now drawn to a close. It was a season of ups and downs and overall just plain disappointing. After the rocket hot start this year’s Blues team had, pretty much anything short of a Central Division Championship would have been disappointing. Then January and February happened, […]

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Is Gutless a Euphemism for ‘Not Good Enough’?

April 10, 2018

(Photo Credit: Getty Images) The Blues missed the playoffs by a point. There are literally dozens of things that are worth a point. The three biggest (imo) are forward depth, goaltending, and coaching. Forward Depth The forward corps never recovered from losing David Perron to Vegas and Robby Fabbri‘s injury.  This is confounding because there was […]

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Watch St. Louis Blues Prospect, Robert Thomas at Work

April 9, 2018

(Photo: Claus Andersen/Getty Images) A Reason For Excitement I recently put together some highlights of this exciting up and coming player. I wanted to provide a short read to go along with it. I’d like to cite one of our own writers here at Blues Rants, Brenden Keller. I really enjoyed his recent piece, Ranking […]

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Blackhawk Down…The Sequel

April 6, 2018

(Photo Credit: Bill Boyce / Associated Press) The First Period In a game that does not really decide our fate for the playoffs, it was mostly like watching a tennis match. The Blackhawks and the Blues went back and forth for almost the entire first period. Both teams had some solid chances. The Blackhawks almost […]

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Game 80: Blackhawks 4, Blues 3

April 5, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports) Another Disappointing Loss for the St. Louis Blues. Can they bounce back in Chicago? Blues Goals: Robert Bortuzzo (4) Brayden Schenn (27) Vladimir Tarasenko (33) Scoring Summary 1st Period St. Louis looked solid to begin the game. Early, Jaden Schwartz attempted a wrap-around. Everyone thought that the puck was […]

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Game 79: Blues Fall to Capitals 4-2

April 3, 2018

Blues Goals: Vladimir Tarasenko (32), Patrik Berglund (14) A Quick & Exciting Start Just 3:38 into the 1st period, Vladimir Tarasenko was able to capitalize. Alex Pietrangelo brought the puck into the zone and sent a nice pass to Kyle Brodziak. Kyle then gave the puck to Tarasenko who made no mistake bringing the puck […]

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