Author: Phillip Miller

Phillip Miller became a Blues fan in high school after discovering the game of hockey while living in southern Illinois. He has been writing for Blues Rants since early 2019 and still remains a student and lover of the game. Phillip currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota.

Can RFAs Afford to Miss Training Camp?

All eyes have been on Mitch Marner as well as other Restricted Free Agents in the lull of the offseason to see who will re-sign first. (Photo courtesy: Claus Anderson, Getty Images) Let’s be honest: there’s not much to talk about hockey-wise in August. So, we look to every single potential story, and patiently, desperately, […]

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Blues Winning Cup One of Biggest Moments in St. Louis Sports History

After nearly 53 years of heartache, the Blues finally accomplished what every other major franchise in St. Louis had already done – win their championship trophy. (Photo courtesy: Darron Cummings, AP Photo) You don’t have to be a sports historian to agree that the Blues’ first Stanley Cup was one of the most monumental moments […]

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Reviewing the NHL Offseason Winners

Jack Hughes, drafted 1st overall by the New Jersey Devils, has been slated as a generational player that could redefine the franchise. (Photo courtesy: Andre Ringuette, NHLI) It’s been the most tumultuous month and a half in the NHL in a time where there’s not a single game of hockey. The first round of the […]

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Back-to-Back: Can Blues Repeat as Champions?

Can the Blues do what has only been done by the Penguins since the turn of the new millennia and repeat their success? Though at one time as unthinkable as what they accomplished last season, this upcoming season still has (almost) all of their pieces.

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Officiating in NHL Playoffs Leads to Rule Changes

Sharks forward Joe Pavelski (8) lays hurt on the ice in front of referee Dan O’Halloran in game 7 against the Golden Knights. The Sharks would score four unanswered goals on the major penalty assessed, helping them advance in the playoffs. (Photo courtesy: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle) For St. Louis hockey, it’s a time of […]

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Credit for the Blues’ Historic Season? Raise Your Cups to Berube

Craig Berube, interim coach for the St. Louis Blues, hoists his and the team’s first Stanley Cup after taking over the coaching role last November (Photo courtesy: Michael Dwyer, AP Photo) ST. LOUIS, MO – For the St. Louis Blues, it’s been one wild, emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. A city had their dreams […]

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Rask, Bruins Force Game 7 in 5-1 Win

Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk (74) joins in the celebration after Brandon Carlo (25) scores the eventual game-winner. (Photo courtesy: Scott Kane, AP Photo) ST. LOUIS, MO – Maybe this is the way it was always meant to be. On the cusp of history, the St. Louis Blues (3-2) looked to win their first ever Stanley […]

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Bruins Decimate Blues in Game 3, 7-2

Tensions boiled over after the Bruins dominated the Blues on the scoresheet. (Photo courtesy: Jamie Squire, Getty Images) ST. LOUIS, MO – Well, at least the Blues got on the board. The St. Louis Blues (1-1) and the Boston Bruins (1-1) faced off in game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final in St. Louis for […]

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Blues Advance to Their First Stanley Cup Final Since 1970

The Blues celebrated becoming the Western Conference Champions posing on ice with the Clarence Campbell trophy. (Photo courtesy: Jeff Curry, USA Today Sports) ST. LOUIS, MO – For the first time in 49 years, the Blues are headed to the Stanley Cup Final to face their last foe: the Boston Bruins. Play. Gloria. After a […]

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4-Goal Period Falls Short With Bitter 5-4 OT Loss

Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) celebrates his overtime winner with teammate Gustav Nyquist (14) that controversially ended the game. San Jose would take game 3 by a score of 5-4. ST. LOUIS, MO – To quote one “Steve Dangle” Glynn, “this League’s going to be so wonderful once they finish building it.” The St. Louis […]

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