Month: June 2019

Officiating in NHL Playoffs Leads to Rule Changes

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski (8) lays hurt on the ice in front of referee Dan O’Halloran in game 7 against the Golden Knights. The Sharks would score four unanswered goals on the major penalty assessed, helping them advance in the playoffs. (Photo courtesy: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle) For St. Louis hockey, it’s a time of […]

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The Good The Bad and The Youngsters: A Blues Season Review Part 2 Goalies and Defense

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington covers the puck during a goalmouth scramble. Winslow Townson, USA TODAY Sports In this second installment of the Blues Season review, I will focus on the defensemen and the goalies that helped carry the Blues to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. I already covered the forwards in […]

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Credit for the Blues’ Historic Season? Raise Your Cups to Berube

Craig Berube, interim coach for the St. Louis Blues, hoists his and the team’s first Stanley Cup after taking over the coaching role last November (Photo courtesy: Michael Dwyer, AP Photo) ST. LOUIS, MO – For the St. Louis Blues, it’s been one wild, emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. A city had their dreams […]

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Open Letter to the St. Louis Blues

AP photo Dear young men who currently wear the St. Louis Blues Uniform, Hey there.  It’s me again!  So….what ya been up to? It’s been over a week since ya’ll made history on Boston ice.  It’s been exactly a week since this city threw the party to end all parties in downtown St. Louis.  I […]

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The Good The Bad and The Youngsters: A Blues Season Review Part 1 The Forwards

Feb 9, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues defenseman Vince Dunn (29) celebrates with left wing Zach Sanford (12) and center Oskar Sundqvist (70) after scoring during the first period against the Nashville Predators at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports ODD SEASON The 2018-19 Season was a bit of an […]

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Blue Collar Weekly: Stanley Cup Final Edition~Ryan O’Reilly

(Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Welcome to Blue Collar Weekly Playoff Edition where I choose one lucky Blues hockey player to wear the Blue Collar of greatness. This week I based my selection on players’ performances in the Stanley Cup Final vs. the Boston Bruins. This week, the “Blue-collar” goes to…. Ryan O’Reilly By now the hockey […]

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Relentless! Blues Win Stanley Cup!

Jordan Binnington stops a shot from Boston’s Marcus Johansson in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. (AP photo) They were relentless. It’s a term we’ve heard to describe this team throughout the season. The St. Louis Blues overcame everything that got in their way this year. Going from the last place in the NHL […]

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Rask, Bruins Force Game 7 in 5-1 Win

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk (74) joins in the celebration after Brandon Carlo (25) scores the eventual game-winner. (Photo courtesy: Scott Kane, AP Photo) ST. LOUIS, MO – Maybe this is the way it was always meant to be. On the cusp of history, the St. Louis Blues (3-2) looked to win their first ever Stanley […]

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How Our Family Became a Blues Family

I originally wrote this story on October 11, 2017. I wanted to share it again since the Blues are on the verge of hoisting the Stanley Cup if they can pull off one more win. I’ve added some more info at the end of the story from this season. I’m sure there are lots of […]

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Blues Are One Win Away from Lifting Lord Stanley’s Cup

Blues goalie, Jordan Binnington stops a puck from crossing the goal line in game five of the Stanley Cup Finals. (AP photo courtesy of Boston.com) The St. Louis Blues won game five in Boston, and are now just one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup. It would be the first time in the history […]

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