Author: Ray B. Standefer

Luke Opilka: Blues Prospect Q and A

September 21, 2018

I recently had the chance to ask St. Louis Blues Goalie Prospect, Luke Opilka a few questions. He’s a homegrown talent that I was very honored to get in contact with. So, thanks very much to Luke for his time. Before we get to my questions, here is a video from the St. Louis Blues YouTube channel […]

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Jay Bouwmeester: Passing the Torch

September 10, 2018

(Photo Credit: Tom Gannam / Associated Press) In his six seasons with the Blues (356 regular season games), Jay Bouwmeester has averaged an impressive 0.26 PIM per game. He’s actually sported the note for a total of 8,115 (regular season) minutes. Bouw, however, has managed to spend just 212 minutes in the box while averaging […]

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Physical Staples and Puzzle Pieces: Thinking Outside the Box

August 23, 2018

(Photo Credit: Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press via AP) 3 Things. Fit, click, and stay out of the box! In this article, I’ll be discussing some St. Louis Blues players that do just that. I want to focus on physical players that probably take fewer penalties than you would expect. All of the statistics […]

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Joel Hofer: Blues Prospect Q and A

August 22, 2018

(Photo Credit: Swift Current Broncos) With St. Louis’ 107th pick in the 4th round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Blues selected young goaltender Joel Hofer. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada native was drafted just shy of 18 years old. He stands 6’3″ and weighs in at 160 lbs. Joel was kind enough to answer some […]

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Hugh McGing: Blues Prospect Q and A

August 16, 2018

(Photo Credit: Ashley Huss / WMU Photographer) With St. Louis’ 138th pick, in the 5th round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Blues selected speedy forward, Hugh McGing. Among the draft class, Hugh was 1 of 3 forwards selected. He certainly showcased great talent at prospect camp and gave Blues fans reasons to get hyped […]

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St. Louis Blues Defensive Prospect: Tyler Tucker

August 13, 2018

(Photo Credit: Terry Wilson Photography) Tyler Tucker is an 18-year-old defenseman, standing 6’1″ and weighing in at 203 lbs. He’s a stay-at-home type with a simple approach. Responsible, competitive, physical. He bolsters these attributes with great skating and a solid outlet pass. While not being known for his offensive contributions, I still recommend watching this […]

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Carter Hutton: Great Goalie, Better Person. One Inspired Child.

August 10, 2018

(PhotoCredit: FanCaveSports) Every once and a while, a child gets to meet their hero. That hero has so much power and can have such an impact on the child, leaving life-long memories that they may cherish forever. I want to shine some light on a 9-year-old hockey player from right here in St. Louis. She […]

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Dan Buffa: StLouisGameTime Crossover

August 8, 2018

(Featured Photo: SBNation) I’m really excited to have Dan Buffa for this interview. First off, I extend a big “Thank You” to him for his participation. Dan’s a well-known sports mind around St. Louis; an STL native that is very active in our sports community. It’s a pleasure to bring light upon him to our […]

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Off Beat- Ryan Brennan and Rob Berger, SabreNoise.com

August 6, 2018

SabreNoise.com is the Buffalo branch of the Fansided network. I reached out to Ryan Brennan and Rob Berger in hopes to have a conversation about this off-season. They were kind enough to accept my proposal, and here we are! We plan to stay in touch throughout the season and continue to evaluate the big swap […]

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Alexander Steen is Underappreciated

July 27, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jeff Robertson / Associated Press) In the last 4 years, Alexander Steen has averaged 18 goals, 35 assists, and 53 points per season. Last season, Alex was 7th on the team in even strength assists with 21. He was tied with Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko for 2nd on the team in Power […]

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