Author: GirlBehindtheGlass

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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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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St. Louis Blues: Armstrong’s 4H Solution

July 2, 2018

(Photo Credit: Stacy Bengs / Associated Press)  It was a very happy Canada Day for the St. Louis Blues, and much to the surprise of so many… there were fireworks. Lots of them. Free agency had teams signing players like piranha. We saw players going back to their originally drafted teams; players making fresh starts […]

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The Heartland and the Bread Basket

July 1, 2018

  The Heartland and the Bread Basket: The Same Rhythm, Beat and Heart of St. Louis and Saskatchewan (In honor of both Canada Day on July 1st, and the US’s Independence Day on July 4th, I thought I would honor both countries with a piece about two places that some Blues call home. May freedom […]

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St. Louis Blues: The 3S Problem

June 30, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jack Dempsey / Associated Press) In one of my first articles for Bluesrants.com, I presented the Blues’s “4H Problem”: head, heart, hustle, and hangry. All four of those items were key areas where the Blues could improve on, and were completely within their control to fix. However, they were not the only areas […]

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Speedy McGing Takes Wing

June 27, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jay LePrete / Associated Press) At only 5’8” and 170 pounds, Hugh McGing does not tower over many people. However, put a stick in his hand and throw him on the ice, and opponents quickly forget how tall he is. In fact, the only way they could tower over him at all is […]

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Not Dunn Yet

June 20, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) I am a big fan of Vince Dunn, so much so that at the Blues Casino Night in February 2018, I made it a point to compliment him by telling him to his face, “You don’t play like a rookie”. His numbers speak for themselves in that category: he really doesn’t. […]

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St. Louis Blues: The 4H Problem

June 18, 2018

(Photo Credit: Getty Images) The Stanley Cup playoffs are done. The 2017-2018 season is over. By all accounts, watching TJ Oshie and Lars Eller each taking a victory lap has the Show Me state crying, “When’s it our turn?” Even for me, the ever hopeful optimist had a hard time swallowing a “come from behind […]

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