Hockey FAQ: UFA’s and RFA’s

July 8, 2018

As I was sitting around, watching all of the free agency signings and trades on 7/1/2018, I was suddenly hit by how little I knew about what was actually happening. What’s an RFA? How’s that different from a UFA? (Why grammatically do I put an “an” in front of a consonant, and an “a” in […]

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Don’t Forget Poganski

July 6, 2018

(Photo Credit: David Samson / The Forum) Another St. Louis Blues prospect that all fans should know about: Austin Poganski You might remember… March 25th, 2018. Defenseman, Mitch Reinke, and centerman, Nolan Stevens were signed to two-year entry-level contracts with the St. Louis Blues. I’ve written pieces on both players and you can read them […]

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High Hopes for Hofer

July 5, 2018

(Photo Credit: David Zammit / SC Broncos) Standing two feet taller than the crossbar, goalie Joel Hofer was chosen at #107 overall at the 2018 NHL Draft by the St. Louis Blues. He is only 17 years old, and possibly has room to grow a little taller, but that’s good. He’ll have plenty of time […]

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Come Together: The Tweet Explains Everything

July 5, 2018

WE WANT TO SEE THIS HAPPEN! Hey @StLouisBlues I know it’s only July. I have been asked by my daughter (9years of age) to be given a chance to be one of the opening night skaters or ceremonies with the players. I know Canadian but she asked me again. Come on blues fans help retweet […]

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St. Louis Blues: Armstrong’s 4H Solution

July 2, 2018

(Photo Credit: Stacy Bengs / Associated Press)  It was a very happy Canada Day for the St. Louis Blues, and much to the surprise of so many… there were fireworks. Lots of them. Free agency had teams signing players like piranha. We saw players going back to their originally drafted teams; players making fresh starts […]

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St. Louis Blues: Down The Middle

July 2, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jeffrey T. Barnes / Associated Press) The St. Louis Blues have made some changes, acquiring not one, but two for down the middle. I’m interested in having an idea of what a difference we can expect from St. Louis when looking at the center position. This will be a 5 on 5 comparison […]

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Ridiculous Hypotheticals part one: Would Gretzky be Gretzky in 2018?

July 1, 2018

(Photo Credit: Glenn Cratty / Allsport) Here’s a couple fun factoids about Wayne Gretzky. The instant his brother Brent stepped on the ice for his 1st shift with Tampa Bay in 1993, the Gretzky’s became the #1 all-time NHL brother scoring duo.   Easily out scoring Bobby/Dennis Hull and Peter/Anton Stastny. Take this to a family […]

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The Heartland and the Bread Basket

July 1, 2018

  The Heartland and the Bread Basket: The Same Rhythm, Beat and Heart of St. Louis and Saskatchewan (In honor of both Canada Day on July 1st, and the US’s Independence Day on July 4th, I thought I would honor both countries with a piece about two places that some Blues call home. May freedom […]

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St. Louis Blues: The 3S Problem

June 30, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jack Dempsey / Associated Press) In one of my first articles for Bluesrants.com, I presented the Blues’s “4H Problem”: head, heart, hustle, and hangry. All four of those items were key areas where the Blues could improve on, and were completely within their control to fix. However, they were not the only areas […]

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Meet Nolan Stevens

June 30, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jim Piece / Northeastern Athletics) Let’s take a look at an exciting prospect. In the midst of a disappointing season’s wind-down, it’s possible some of us may have undervalued the signing of center-iceman, Nolan Stevens. This could be simply due to the fact that emotions were high around the time he jotted his […]

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