For the love of Brendan Shanahan, don’t build your team through free agency

April 3, 2018

(Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke) John Tavares is almost certainly going to sign with a new team. The Islanders consistently are missing something to make them good, whether its defense or goal tending or forward depth or whatever. They’ve been that way for JT’s entire career. They’re the secondary team in the market (think White […]

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Game 78 Preview: St. Louis @ Arizona

March 31, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press/Jeff Roberson) Tonight, the Arizona Coyotes will host the Blues. St. Louis has won 16 of their last 17 at Gila River Arena. Arizona Coyotes Record: 27-40-11 (65 Points) Home: 15-20-4 Last 10 Games: 5-5 Goal Differential: -53 “Yotes” Leading Scorers Clayton Keller (23G, 39A, 62P) Derek Stepan (13G, 40A, 53P) Oliver […]

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What Happens in Vegas Does Not Always Stay in Vegas

March 31, 2018

Patrik Berglund (13) Brayden Schenn (26) Chris Thorburn (1) 1st Period Whoa if you have a seat buckle on the chair your sitting in, you may want to buckle up. The Blues came out on fire and really put the pressure on the Golden Knights. Just 2:54 into the first period, Alexander Steen passes the […]

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The Perfect Line: A Look at the Success of the Schenn, Tarasenko, Schwartz Line

March 29, 2018

Nov 7, 2017; Newark, NJ, USA; St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz (17) celebrates with center Brayden Schenn (10) and right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) after scoring a goal during the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports Over the course of the last week […]

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Full Frontal Nerdity : faceoffhockeygame.com – a shameless plug for a computer simulation game

March 27, 2018

You may think you’re a stats nerd. You may think you’re a fantasy nerd. Hold my slide rule. A Brief History Faceoff  (FoH) was originally a card and dice game made in 1974, created by Bob Frost.   In the flavor of Strat-O-Matic baseball, it tries to recreate a players seasonal stats; the ultimate goal is/was […]

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Game 76 Preview: San Jose @ St. Louis

March 26, 2018

The Sharks will play in Chicago tonight. Tomorrow, they’ll be hosted by the Blues. Having said that, this evaluation was made on Monday morning. This is one of those games I could flip a coin on. Both teams are hot right now and there’s no telling which way this one may go. The Sharks, however, […]

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Making Tarasenko Great Again!

March 26, 2018

(Photo Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) The Quick Breakdown of Tarasenko  Vladimir Tarasenko has been an incredible hockey player ever since coming into the NHL back in 2012-2013 season. The hype was excentric when St. Louis Fans heard he was coming to St. Louis to play professional hockey. The Russian Sniper has 174 Goals and 170 Assists, […]

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Making the Norris Trophy Case for Alex Pietrangelo

March 24, 2018

Photo Credit: (NHL Public Relations/@PR_NHL) After the St. Louis Blues traded center Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets for a pick and a prospect, it seemed that Blues management was content to settle for whatever results their current group was going to give them. Those results looked to be missing the playoffs for the first […]

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Game 74: Blues Defeat Vancouver 4-1

March 24, 2018

(Photo Credit: USA Today Network / USA Today Sports) The Blues Came into This One Looking for Their 4th Win in a Row. Vancouver had just 1 victory in their last 8 games. Throughout those 8, the Canucks have averaged a goal and a half per contest and have accumulated an ugly goal differential of […]

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Local Inline Hockey: Gateway City Cup

March 22, 2018

Do you have a team that you’d like to put to the test? Join up! It’s time to compete for the Gateway City Cup. Hey, Blues fans! We here at Blues Rants are spreading this news out of appreciation for the local inline hockey community. A good friend of mine, Steve Reed asked me if I’d […]

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