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It’s Time to Trade Alex Pietrangelo

January 13, 2019

Alright, first off I don’t particularly like to say that. To be honest, I don’t particularly like to trade anybody. I would love it if the Blues were able to draft and sign all their great players, keep them for 15 years or so, and then have them retire from the note, preferably with a […]

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The Blues Suck… And I Don’t Know Why

December 4, 2018

Goaltending has been inconsistent, the defense has been porous, they are leaving opposing players wide open to score, and then they have been utterly failing to score. That doesn’t even take into account the usual poor officiating and our usual December injury spree hitting the team. That being said, “The Blues Suck…and I know why […]

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Blues Catch a Connecting Flight in Arizona; Lose 6-1

December 2, 2018

Is this it? Is Pietrangelo going after EJ and then Edmundson backing him up the moment that the Blues season gets turned around? Parayko’s goal was pretty and the win was needed, but watching the @StLouisBlues play for each other is the biggest takeaway.@bluesrantscom — James Barry (@JBarry89) December 1, 2018   What a simpler […]

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Blues fall 3-2 to Ducks after having 2-1 lead.

October 14, 2018

First Period. After both teams took at least 50 shots on goal last night, you definitely expected a defensive game. This is exactly what we saw as both teams came out really trying to trap players in the defensive zone. Both the Blues and the Ducks fought hard to keep each team from getting any […]

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Jay Bouwmeester: Passing the Torch

September 10, 2018

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 just over 22 minutes on ice per […]

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Physical Staples and Puzzle Pieces: Thinking Outside the Box

August 23, 2018

3 Things. Fit, click, and stay out of the box! In this article, I’ll be discussing some St. Louis Blues players that do just that. I want to focus on physical players that probably take fewer penalties than you would expect. All of the statistics I bullet here are based on each player’s last three […]

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

August 21, 2018

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 overall in the 2nd round of […]

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The St. Louis Blues Defense

July 31, 2018

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 see what it might look like when the […]

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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

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 of concern that plagued our beloved team. […]

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