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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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Is the Blues Bandwagon Big Enough?

Blues fans pack the lawn at the arch grounds after Blues victory parade. Scott Kane/AP photo band·wag·on /ˈbandˌwaɡən/ used in reference to an activity, cause, etc. that is currently fashionable or popular and attracting increasing support. I’ve been thinking about the excitement that has encompassed this city since The Blues have won the Stanley Cup. […]

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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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Reminiscing is the Best

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Blues fans! Hi there, I want to say that I am humbled and excited to have the opportunity to be on board as a writer for Blues Rants this season. Reminiscing is the best when it comes to thinking about your favorite moments with family, friends, and sports teams. As a Blues […]

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Game 7 Story from Wood and Ale’s Bar in Manhattan

Wednesday, June 12th – Stanley Cup Final- game 7 – Wood and Ales Bar- Manhattan, NY My wife Theresa and I are originally from St. Louis, love baseball, and love to take vacations where the Cardinals are playing road games. Through the years we’ve seen them play in a dozen different cities- Cincinnati, Houston, Denver, […]

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My Day With Big Stan…A Dream Sequence

Summer with Stanley has begun (presented by our good friends at McDonalds!).  By the time the preseason begins, the Stanley Cup will have traveled to five countries, three continents, eight Canadian provinces and seven states in the USA.   That’s a lot of miles (over 28,000 they say).  That’s also a lot of hoisting. It will […]

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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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The Good The Bad and The Youngsters: A Blues Season Review Part 2 Goalies and Defense

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington covers the puck during a goalmouth scramble. Winslow Townson, USA TODAY Sports In this second installment of the Blues Season review, I will focus on the defensemen and the goalies that helped carry the Blues to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. I already covered the forwards in […]

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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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