This One’s For You, Dad

June 17, 2018

  Hi, my name is Sarah George, and I’m a diehard, bleeding Blue, rabidly-in-love, fan of the St. Louis Blues. I was invited to write for Bluesrants.com, and thought it would be a fun chance to spitball my ideas about my favorite team. It seems almost fitting that my introductory entry as a writer is […]

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Who really won the Brayden Schenn trade?

June 12, 2018

 (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Nearly an entire year since the Flyers traded Schenn to the Blues for Lehtera, a 2017 1st round pick (Morgan Frost) and a 2018 pick. The Blues fans’ social media narrative for the first couple months was “Tee hee!  Lehtera for Schenn SUCKERS”. Then when the Blues traded Stastny and looked […]

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Building the Team: Internal Options

June 11, 2018

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Well, here we are, it’s June, the playoffs are over, and the Blues aren’t there, again. We had a really early exit this year, not making the playoffs, not as usual, and we’ve all had time to process the season that wasn’t. We’ve processed, yelled, screamed and cried.  Then we moved […]

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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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