Author: GirlBehindtheGlass

Bona Fide Bozak

September 11, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) For Tyler Bozak, a lifelong Toronto Maple Leaf, a change of scenery and a place to settle down with his young family was a must. After spending nine years playing alongside the likes of Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk, Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri, Bozak found a new home in St. […]

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Center Stage Support – O’Reilly and Stastny

August 16, 2018

Photo Credit:  Paul Stastny – Billy Hurst / Ryan O’Reilly – Kevin Hoffman (USA Today Sports) Additions and subtractions define the mentality and character of any professional sports team. Depth is a must. You have to work together. You have to play with pride for the team that you’re on. Sometimes, those additions and subtractions […]

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This One Time, At Blues Camp: Part 3, Talented Invites

August 1, 2018

(Not all of the men who participated in the Blues’ Prospect Camp were draftees or signed talent. There were several local kids and special invites that thoroughly impressed me. Not only did these guys keep up with the prospects, but quite a few times, I could not tell the difference between a prospect and a […]

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This One Time, At Blues Camp: Part 2, Defensemen and Goalies

July 26, 2018

(The Blues’ Prospect Camp has come and gone, and for three out of four days, I enjoyed my time at Ice Zone in Hazelwood, MO. Here is my quick scouting report on the Blues’ prospective defensemen and goalies. We all have cause to rejoice: our future is bright. Please note: my observations may differ from […]

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Hockey FAQ: Traditional Gameplay Basics

July 24, 2018

Here’s the 411 on how a game starts and ends. This is for traditional games within the 82-game season. This does not count the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Beginning Play A hockey game is 3 periods of 20 minutes apiece, with a 17 minute intermission in between periods. If the game is tied at the end […]

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This One Time, At Blues Camp: Part 1, Forwards

July 23, 2018

(The Blues’ Prospect Camp has come and gone, and for three out of four days, I enjoyed my time at Ice Zone in Hazelwood, MO. Here is my quick scouting report on the Blues’ prospective forwards. We all have cause to rejoice: our future is bright. Please note: my observations may differ from others, based […]

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

July 12, 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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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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Hockey FAQ: UFA’s and RFA’s

July 8, 2018

As I was sitting around, watching all of the free agency signings and trades on 7/1/2018, I was suddenly hit by how little I knew about what was actually happening. What’s an RFA? How’s that different from a UFA? (Why grammatically do I put an “an” in front of a consonant, and an “a” in […]

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High Hopes for Hofer

July 5, 2018

(Photo Credit: David Zammit / SC Broncos) Standing two feet taller than the crossbar, goalie Joel Hofer was chosen at #107 overall at the 2018 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues. He is only 17 years old, and possibly has room to grow a little taller, but that’s good. He’ll have plenty of time […]

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