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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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You Know His Brother Tyler, Meet Jesse Tucker

  Meet Jesse Tucker. He’s the twin of Tyler Tucker, the defenseman that the Blues chose in the 7th round of the 2018 NHL Draft. Well, Tyler Tucker has proven to be a great selection for St. Louis. There are plenty of stories on the Blues prospect here in the archives. I wanted to dig […]

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Stan Mikita 1940-2018

Stan Mikita, the Blackhawks’ legend, has died. He was 78. Stan played 22 seasons in the NHL, all wearing a Blackhawks sweater, he was a 2 time MVP and led the league in scoring 4 times. He helped Chicago capture a Stanley Cup in 1961. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in […]

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