Alexander Steen

Should They Stay or Should They Go: A Team Review, Part 1. The Forwards

April 14, 2018

 (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke-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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Game 80: Blackhawks 4, Blues 3

April 5, 2018

(Photo Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports) Another Disappointing Loss for the St. Louis Blues. Can they bounce back in Chicago? Blues Goals: Robert Bortuzzo (4) Brayden Schenn (27) Vladimir Tarasenko (33) Scoring Summary 1st Period St. Louis looked solid to begin the game. Early, Jaden Schwartz attempted a wrap-around. Everyone thought that the puck 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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Beer and Tacos: How (Interested) Fans Should Watch Games in the Era of Possession Stats

March 20, 2018

Photo Credits: Mark Buckner/Getty Images) Several years ago I was listening to Bernie Miklasz interview Joe Sheehan of the Baseball Prospectus.  Joe said something that stuck with me (paraphrased): “Statistical analysis versus scouting is a beer and tacos argument.  You are asking me to choose between beer and tacos when both are delicious” This article […]

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The Luck of The Irish looked Pretty Blue on Saturday Night

March 18, 2018

(PhotoCredit:Vishwanat/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues battle through the game against the New York Rangers to pick up a win in Overtime. The Blues came out on fire last night and what really kicked it all off was that Chris Thorburn dropped the mitts with Cody McLeod in the first three minutes of the game. This […]

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Late First Round Draft Picks and Managing Your Draft Expectations

March 13, 2018

(PhotoCredit: Jeff Curry-USAToday) I attended the 1996 draft held in St. Louis and watched Marty Reasoner‘s selection. He spent parts of three seasons with the Blues before he was traded to Edmonton for Doug Weight. Marty never scored more than 14 goals and 34 points in a season. He didn’t score 100 career goals, 300 […]

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St. Louis Blues Lack Offense Against San Jose Sharks

March 9, 2018

(Photo Credit: John Hefti-USAToday) Gameday was interesting, to say the least. Moments before the game, Blues fans found out that Carter Hutton had sustained a neck injury and that he wouldn’t be playing. It’s been said that he was seen stretching after the morning skate and that he may have looked uncomfortable. No one expected […]

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Appreciating Kyle Brodziak and Scottie Upshall

February 28, 2018

CONSISTENCY COMING FROM THE 4TH LINE 33-year-old Kyle Brodziak has scored 9 goals and has registered 11 assists in 62 games this season. He holds a +11 rating which is good for 5th on the Blues’ roster. Now in his 13th season; The savvy veteran has competed in 828 career NHL games. Actually, only Jay Bouwmeester […]

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Blues Focus On The Road

February 25, 2018

A BREAK FROM HOME In the next 18 days; The St. Louis Blues will have just one game at the Scottrade Center. Actually, six of the Blues’ next seven contests will be on the road. There’s quite a task at hand. Teams are taking complete advantage of the sloppy Blues right now. St. Louis has embarrassed […]

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A Central Division Update

February 23, 2018

NASHVILLE PREDATORS Nashville sits in 1st place with 83 points in 60 games played so far. The Predators have won their last three contests and have collected points in eight of their last ten. 7 different players scored goals for the Predators Thursday night in Nashville against the San Jose Sharks (Calle Jarnkrok, Mattias Ekholm, […]

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