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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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PlayOFF Beats – Stanley Cup Finals – Blues vs Bruins

David Perron battles Jake Debrusk earlier this season. (NHL Photo) This past preseason, I developed a series of stories that we called “Off-Beats,” where I interviewed bloggers from other teams in our division. Since the playoffs started, I’ve been doing one with our upcoming opponents each round, and I’ve labeled them “PlayOFF-Beats.” For the Stanley […]

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Play Offbeat Visit with Sharks Bloggers at ‘Fear the Fin’

I spent some time talking to Ryan Cholte from ‘Fear the Fin’ and asked him how he saw this series shaping up between the St. Louis Blues and San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Final. Here’s what he had to say. JB- Sharks vs. Blues are becoming familiar enemies in these playoffs. How is […]

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PlayOFF Beat DefendingBigD’s Robert Tiffin

Robert Tiffin from DefendingBigD.com was kind enough to answer some questions before the series starts tonight. Some interesting points from behind enemy lines. What a crazy opening round we have had so far. It seems as if the field is wide open. How excited is Big D? It’s been a great vibe in Dallas. In […]

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PlayOFF Beat Behind Enemy Lines- w/ Art Middleton

It’s Playoff Time! I got the chance to catch up with Art Middleton, from JetsNation.Ca, to go over this first round series between our teams. @GameTimeArt is definitely a must follow for this matchup. Jets finish second after nearly going wire to wire, what led, if anything, to their lackluster play in the second half? […]

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Off Beat – Joe Bouley, HockeyWilderness.com

Let’s start with a quick bio about what HockeyWilderness.com  is and how you started there. Tell our readers a little about you. I started at Hockey Wilderness after a couple years of doing my own thing on Facebook where I’d write my own little scouting reports after the summer rookie development camp. In fact, my […]

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Off Beat- Joseph Francis, Predlines.com

On August 14, I got to chat with Joseph Francis from Predlines.com, a Nashville Predators’ blog. Joseph offered some unique opinions on the Blues, as well as his favorite memories of postseason success as a Nashville Predators fan. Give the readers a little info on what Predlines.com is and how you started working on the […]

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Off Beat- Nathan Mallet, RunningWithTheHerd.com

I got the absolute privilege to have a chat with Nathan Mallet, founder of RunningWithTheHerd.com. The San Antonio Rampage will be the St. Louis Blues top AHL affiliate this year, and Nathan talks about what he is excited about covering, and what he is hopeful of seeing, as the Blues bring all of their AHL […]

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Off Beat- With Art Middleton, JetsNation.CA

In this edition of Off Beat I got the pleasure to chat with Art Middleton, aka GameTimeArt, from JetsNation.ca! Art talks about his love of the Jets, his favorite Jet, and how he thinks the road to the top spot of the division goes through Winnipeg. Hey Art, let’s start with a short bio about […]

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Off Beat- Robert Tiffin DefendingBigD.com

This week I get to sit down with Robert Tiffin, an editor and contributor for DefendingBigD.com (DBD), a blog for the Dallas Stars. We discuss the Stars’ offseason, the Blues offseason, and Tiffin tries to troll half of the central division… enjoy! Let’s start with a simple little bio about yourself, and how you started […]

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