Author: Chris Moran

What Justin Faulk Really Means to the Blues

Blues defenseman Justin Faulk (72) attempts a poke check in a game between the St. Louis Blues and L.A. Kings. (Photo courtesy: Scott Kane, AP) About a month ago, Doug Armstrong pulled off another surprising yet amazing trade deal of the season. This year, defenseman Justin Faulk was acquired from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange […]

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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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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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How the 2017 NHL Draft Built This Year’s Blues Team and the Next 5 Years

A lot of the media is going to tell you that this year’s Blues team was built in the first week of NHL Free Agency last summer. That period was definitely a big deal: In the space of roughly two weeks, the Blues signed Tyler Bozak, former Blue David Perron, and St. Louis native Pat […]

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Stop Comparing Bozak to Schenn and Steen

(Photo: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports) I’ve heard a lot of chatter lately, both online and in real life, about Tyler Bozak. This chatter seems to essentially boil down to two things:  People comparing Bozak to Steen because of his contract, and people comparing Bozak to Schenn because he essentially supplanted him at 2nd line Center. […]

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It’s Time to Trade Alex Pietrangelo

Alright, first off I don’t particularly like to say that. To be honest, I don’t particularly like to trade anybody. I would love it if the Blues were able to draft and sign all their great players, keep them for 15 years or so, and then have them retire from the note, preferably with a […]

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The Blues Suck… And I Don’t Know Why

Goaltending has been inconsistent, the defense has been porous, they are leaving opposing players wide open to score, and then they have been utterly failing to score. That doesn’t even take into account the usual poor officiating and our usual December injury spree hitting the team. That being said, “The Blues Suck…and I know why […]

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Power Play Problems

A new season is upon us, and with camp starting this week, I thought it was a good time to address one of the Blues’ biggest problems from last season, the Power Play. The Blues power play last year was atrocious, to say the least. The Blues were 30th in PP% last year at a […]

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Perfect Line Formula: Where do they Go? Placing the New Acquisitions

Placing the New Acquisitions using the Perfect Line Formula Here we go, it’s officially August and the new season is officially on. Most of us Blues fans were expecting the big blockbuster moves to be made this year at the draft, but we sat through a relatively quiet draft night.  Then one week later, we […]

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Building The Team: Free Agent Roundup

It’s the offseason and with that it’s time for all the teams that didn’t win the Stanley Cup, essentially everyone that’s not the Washington Capitals, to start thinking about rebuilding their roster to go for it next year. That process involves four major parts: the Draft, Re-signing internal free agents, Signing external free agents, and […]

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