Hockey Rants

David Perron’s Stint in Vegas Exactly What Blues Needed

David Perron was the one player that knew what it would take to win the hardest trophy in all of sports.

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Blues Rants Team: Early Season Predictions

Jordan Binnington (50) makes a save against Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brayden Point (21). The Blues went on to win the Stanley Cup in 2019, while the Tampa Bay Lightning are the odds-on favorites to win in 2020. (Photo courtesy: Chris O’Meara, AP Photo) Opening Day of the NHL. It’s like early Christmas for hockey […]

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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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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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Blues Rants’ Super 16: Part 4

While no team seeded 13-16 has ever won the Stanley Cup in its current format, captains of the four wild card teams, including Justin Williams of the Carolina Hurricanes, Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jamie Benn of the Dallas Stars, and Gabriel Landeskog of the Colorado Avalanche will try to prevent prophecy from […]

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Blues Rants Super 16: Playoff Edition (Part 3)

Though Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby remains in the Steel City, several other teams found some new faces that were once part of a franchise for many years. These faces include John Tavares of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ryan O’Reilly of the St. Louis Blues, and Mark Stone of the Vegas Golden Knights. As any […]

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Blues Rants Super 16: Playoff Edition (Part 2)

While some current players like the Boston Bruins’ Brad Marchand have experienced the elation of hoisting the Stanley Cup, forwards like the New York Islanders’ Leo Komarov, San Jose Sharks’ Joe Pavelski and Winnipeg Jets’ Mark Scheifele look to earn the most prestigious trophy in hockey for their team for the first time in their […]

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Blues Rants’ Super 16: Playoff Edition (Part 1)

The NHL’s best will compete from April to June to try and hoist the Stanley Cup in the 2019 playoffs, including Nikita Kucherov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, and Filip Forsberg of the Nashville Predators. As any sports fan could tell you, there’s […]

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MacEachern, Filling Role Perfectly

(Photo: Tony Gutierrez / Associated Press) High School Mackenzie MacEachern (last name pronounced MAK-EHK-urn) was the Captain of the Brother Rice High School Warriors in Michigan. His 2011-12 season resulted in an extremely impressive 42 goals and 48 assists for 90 points in 29 games played. He finished (+50) and took only 16 PIM. He deservedly won the […]

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Pietrangelo or Parayko?

(Photo: Jeff Roberson / Associated Press) Alex Pietrangelo and Colton Parayko. They both play the right side. In my eyes, they’re both top pairing defensemen. Some may want to see Colton slide up there in Pietrangelo’s place, but I want to explain to you why Alex Pietrangelo remains on the 1st pairing at all times […]

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