Author: James Barry

Pit of Misery – A New Season and A New Outlook

30 years of heartbreak and unrequited passion was answered a few months ago. It happened. They won. It felt like that moment would live forever, and in many ways it still will. Shot from the point tipped in, Marchand’s poor change, Senko finding Schenn, the save, Perron finding Sanford, exhaling. Screaming “It’s Happening It’s Happening” […]

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Off Beat with Vinnie Parise from DaWindyCity

BR: Hey Vinnie, thanks for taking the time away from DaWindyCity.com to talk to us Blues fans about our “friendly little neighbor” up I-55. How did you get started at DWC? Hello! I’m Vinnie Parise. DaWindyCity is a site that is a part of the Fansided Network. I got started with Fansided a little over […]

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Off Beat with Minnesota Wild’s Hockey Wilderness

BR: Hey Ryan, first let’s give the readers an idea about who you are and what HockeyWilderness is all about. When did your passion for the Wild start, and maybe your most memorable moment? Believe it or not, I’m actually pretty new to Minnesota Wild hockey. I’ve been covering the Vegas Golden Knights since their […]

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Off Beat with Winnipeg Jets Nation

I caught up recently with Art, from the Winnipeg Jets’ blog, Jets Nation, to get his thoughts on the upcoming season and moves his team made this summer. BR: Art, JetsNation has been incredibly welcoming to BluesRants over the last few years and we are extremely grateful for it, can you give our readers a […]

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Off Beat with Dallas Stars, Defending Big D

This is the first in a multi-part series of interviews with writers and bloggers from other teams, focusing on the Western Conference and Central Division teams. Robert, if you could give our readers a refresher on who you are what DBD is, and a little background info on your Stars fandom. Defending Big D is […]

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PlayOFF Beats – Stanley Cup Finals – Blues vs Bruins

David Perron battles Jake Debrusk earlier this season. (NHL Photo) This past preseason, I developed a series of stories that we called “Off-Beats,” where I interviewed bloggers from other teams in our division. Since the playoffs started, I’ve been doing one with our upcoming opponents each round, and I’ve labeled them “PlayOFF-Beats.” For the Stanley […]

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Play Offbeat Visit with Sharks Bloggers at ‘Fear the Fin’

I spent some time talking to Ryan Cholte from ‘Fear the Fin’ and asked him how he saw this series shaping up between the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final. Here’s what he had to say. JB- Sharks vs. Blues are becoming familiar enemies in these playoffs. How is […]

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PlayOFF Beat DefendingBigD’s Robert Tiffin

Robert Tiffin from DefendingBigD.com was kind enough to answer some questions before the series starts tonight. Some interesting points from behind enemy lines. What a crazy opening round we have had so far. It seems as if the field is wide open. How excited is Big D? It’s been a great vibe in Dallas. In […]

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PlayOFF Beat Behind Enemy Lines- w/ Art Middleton

It’s Playoff Time! I got the chance to catch up with Art Middleton, from JetsNation.Ca, to go over this first round series between our teams. @GameTimeArt is definitely a must follow for this matchup. Jets finish second after nearly going wire to wire, what led, if anything, to their lackluster play in the second half? […]

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Pit of Misery- Playoff Penance

I started this series as a way to write, even when the pain was too great. You probably noticed our lull in content when the Blues were struggling. It is hard to write about a team that, for lack of a better term… sucked. But as the Blues clinch a playoff berth I am left […]

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