Author: GirlBehindtheGlass

To Train Up a Thomas…

October 21, 2018

(Photo Credit: Scott Kane / Associated Press) King Solomon said in Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it”. That King Solomon was a wise guy, and though some believe that Robert Thomas is being mishandled, I believe Coach Yeo […]

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Dear St. Louis: Let the Boys Play

October 7, 2018

(Photo Credit: Phil Boyce / Associated Press) Dear St. Louis, I have a confession to make: I’m guilty of high expectations for my Blues this year, possibly too high. Which is why I’m writing this today: I have to stop demanding what others can’t give… or, if they can, it’s not going to be anytime […]

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St. Louis Blues: Maroon 5

September 23, 2018

(Photo Credit: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press) Patrick Maroon. St. Louis native. Big boy. Big Rig. You don’t move him unless he lets you move him. Creates time and space in front of the net. All around excited to be playing for the team he grew up idolizing as a child. Maroon is many things, […]

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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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