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I’ll Have a Blues Christmas…Holiday Shopping Guide Part 2…

Ideas for Holiday Gifts Welcome to another installment of The Magic Zone’s holiday shopping guide!  For those keeping track, here’s the latest countdown: My Daughter’s Birthday – 28 Days Hanukkah – 31 Days Christmas – 34 Days Kwanzaa – 35 Days In case you missed my first installment, here’s the link. Blues Holiday Shopping Guide […]

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Hockey Fights Cancer Hits Close to Home

My Hockey Fights Cancer Story November is Hockey Fights Cancer Month. Since 1998, the NHL community honors and unites families to support cancer patients and their families. Each team stages their arena with lavender dasher boards and promotes cancer awareness with promotional items and placards for fans to write who they are fighting for in […]

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Rampage Wrap Up Home Stand

First Time for Everything On October 10th, following a captain-less opening weekend, the Rampage announced the leadership group for the young season. You can revisit our predictions here. As it turned out, Jordan Nolan got the nod for the first time in his career. When asked about his expanded role, Nolan responded, “… I think […]

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Tarasenko’s Slow Start No Reason To Panic

Vladimir Tarasenko is in his 8th season with the St. Louis Blues. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Four games into the 2019-20 season, Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko has yet to put the biscuit in the basket. We’ve heard chatter in the circles of Blues fandom that would indicate some of you are worried. Even worse, some of […]

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thats a wrap almost

Oh Captain, My Captain

(Darren Abate/AHL Photo) Training camp opened on September 23 in San Antonio. The departure of veteran defenseman, Chris Butler leaves the captaincy open. So we’ll take a look at the options facing the Rampage as they prepare for their first preseason action this weekend. The Young Guns Austin Poganski and Klim Kostin are both pushing […]

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Maroon Moves On, But Will Not Be Forgotten

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images Sitting in the confines of my basement with Pandora blasting Foo Fighters and the TV on mute I sit reflecting on the loss of former St. Louis Blue #7 Pat Maroon. Indeed, this will be one of many blogs or articles referencing a renowned player from our beloved city. For this piece, […]

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Who’s Your Favorite Blue? Here’s Mine

(Jeff Roberson/AP photo) This past weekend I spent some time cleaning out my closet to eliminate clothing that doesn’t fit anymore from my days when I was a little huskier. Swiping through the hangers, I came upon two Blues jerseys. I pulled out two jerseys. A home jersey and an away jersey both signed by […]

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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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Blue Collar Weekly: Legends of the Past~Gary Sabourin

(Mark Malone/Chatham Daily News photo) Welcome to Blue Collar Weekly “Legends of the Past” which is an offseason edition of BCW where we honor legendary Blues alumni. This week the “Blue Collar” goes to… Gary Sabourin Gary Bruce Sabourin was born December 4th,1943 in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. He grew up playing hockey with his […]

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