The Story of the NHL: Three well known but not legendary players and their influence on the game we love

July 15, 2018

Influence is not the same as greatness.  Sometimes the two concepts reside in the same entity, but that’s not the case in most circumstances.  Here’s a couple parallels from other entertainment genres.   Blade Runner (1982)  I am not a fan of Blade Runner.  It’s glacially paced and doesn’t tell a compelling story (according to […]

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Meet Gareth Moyse, and Always Respect The Note

July 14, 2018

I personally follow Gareth Moyse, Joey Palazzola, and the Crew over at RespectTheNote.com on the regular. I wanted to shine some light on those guys over there and I figured what better way than asking a few questions, then sharing it with our readers? Sidenote: If you’re not on Twitter, you’re missing out on all of […]

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Hockey FAQ: Forwards, Defensemen and Goalies, Oh My!

July 14, 2018

Another installment here, for the fundamentals of who does what. Enjoy. Forwards The forward lines are composed of two different types: centers and wingers. Centers are the players who take the majority of the faceoffs (i.e. Brayden Schenn, Ryan O’Reilly). This is one of the most important and hardest skills to learn, as taking faceoffs […]

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St. Louis Blues Offseason Recap with Scott Mandziara

July 12, 2018

(Photo Credit: Steve Overbey/Associated Press) The St. Louis Blues, as many know by now, were one of the more active teams across the league in improving their roster this offseason as General Manager Doug Armstrong promised he would.  Here to recap the offseason with a quick, concise Q & A is St. Louis’ own Scott […]

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Blues Rants: Tee Public Store

July 12, 2018

Blues fans, First off. We want to thank everyone that’s been stopping by. As most of you know, we are a new fan-site. We’ve put together quite the team and we’re having a lot of fun meeting new Blues fans every day via social media. We can’t wait to meet more, and we’re extremely excited […]

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BlueLinePodcast: New Episode! (7/9/2018)

July 10, 2018

Hey Blues fans, I want to tell you about a podcast that you should all know about. I’ll be keeping this short and getting straight to the point. Make sure to give BlueLinePodcast a follow on Twitter. You’ll also want to follow the guys at @Tonywhip, @Bluenoterinkrat, @AlrightLight, and @MoreBusch12. Enjoy! Here is the latest episode […]

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The Puck Stops Here!

July 10, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) Jake Allen Jake Allen has been given an opportunity, an opportunity to be the #1 goaltender in St. Louis again. I know this worries me as much as the next fan, but on the other hand, I will say Jake is the person who should be in net for this team considering […]

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Chaser: Never Lose That Fire

July 9, 2018

I came back to my love of hockey in 2016, after my interest in it waned around the hockey lockout in 2004-2005. When I went to college in 2006, I had no Fox Sports in my dorm room, so watching the majority of the games was out of the question. However, when the Blues captured […]

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Ok St. Louis Blues, make me a believer.

July 8, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) Dad Joke time! I broke up with my girlfriend, she said it was because of my obsession with the Monkees. At first I thought she was kidding. And then I saw her face…!   I’m way more “Bear-ish” on the Blues than the other Blues Rants contributors. There’s no doubt that […]

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Making a case for a Top Line of Perron, O’Reilly, and Tarasenko

July 8, 2018

(Photo Credit: Billy Hurst / La Presse Canadienne) How many Blues fans do you know that insist, “You can’t break up Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn, and Vladimir Tarasenko“? There are many that believe that line is just too good to mess with. I’m not one of those fans, but I am for keeping Schwartz and […]

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