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Perron Hat Trick Leads Blues to 5-3 Win

October 11, 2018

Joel Edmundson made his season debut after recovering from a groin injury. Vince Dunn was the healthy scratch as Jakub Jerabek was slotted in for his Blues debut. Jay Bouwmeester began the game paired with Colton Parayko. Robert Bortuzzo and Jakub Jerabek manned the 3rd unit and Joel Edmundson was with Alex Pietrangelo in the […]

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Toews Hat Trick Leads Hawks Past Blues in Overtime

October 7, 2018

First Period In typical Blues/Blackhawks fashion, this game started out with a lot of back and forth. The teams traded offensive opportunities early and traded penalties early. No sooner could one team get going on the power play than the other side would take a penalty. They went back and forth from 4 on 4 […]

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Power Play Problems

October 3, 2018

A new season is upon us, and with camp starting this week, I thought it was a good time to address one of the Blues’ biggest problems from last season, the Power Play. The Blues power play last year was atrocious, to say the least. The Blues were 30th in PP% last year at a […]

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Jay Bouwmeester: Passing the Torch

September 10, 2018

(Photo Credit: Tom Gannam / Associated Press) In his six seasons with the Blues (356 regular season games), Jay Bouwmeester has averaged an impressive 0.26 PIM per game. He’s actually sported the note for a total of 8,115 (regular season) minutes. Bouw, however, has managed to spend just 212 minutes in the box while averaging […]

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“That’s Just Hockey For Ya!” A closer look at Joel Edmundson’s game

August 21, 2018

(Photo Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski / Associated Press) Profile If you search “Joel Edmundson” on Youtube, the results you get back are mostly highlights of his fights. At 6’4″ and 215 lbs. he is certainly one of the more imposing figures on the ice. But “Eddy’s” game is so much more than that. After being drafted 46th […]

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The St. Louis Blues Defense

July 31, 2018

(Photo Credit: Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP) There has been so much written about the Blues forwards, but little has been said about the defense. With all the changes in personnel up front, it’s understandable why everyone is so excited. But what about the blue line? Let’s take a look at the roster and […]

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Two Guys No Cup: An Excellent Blues Hockey Podcast

July 25, 2018

49 Episodes into their St. Louis Blues based Podcast, Two Guys No Cup is worth listening to. One of the things we take pride in here at Blues Rants is promoting those within the local hockey community. These guys have been at it for roughly one year. I want to make sure that our readers […]

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Blues 2017-18 Season Recap

July 24, 2018

As we anxiously await a new season of St. Louis Blues hockey, we thought it would be fun to recap last season. Let’s take one last look back at some of the things that happened during the 2017-18 season. Blues Get No Respect – The pundits weren’t talking about the Blues being contenders before the […]

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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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Defense and Goalies – Should They Stay or Should They Go: A Team Review, Part 2

April 24, 2018

(Photo Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) The Season has now drawn to a close. It was a season of ups and downs and overall just plain disappointing. After the rocket hot start this year’s Blues team had, pretty much anything short of a Central Division Championship would have been disappointing. Then January and February happened, […]

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