Joel Edmundson

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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Ok St. Louis Blues, make me a believer.

July 8, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) Dad Joke time! I broke up with my girlfriend, she said it was because of my obsession with the Monkees. At first I thought she was kidding. And then I saw her face…!   I’m way more “Bear-ish” on the Blues than the other Blues Rants contributors. There’s no doubt that […]

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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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Building the Team: Internal Options

June 11, 2018

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports Well, here we are, it’s June, the playoffs are over, and the Blues aren’t there, again. We had a really early exit this year, not making the playoffs, not as usual, and we’ve all had time to process the season that wasn’t. We’ve processed, yelled, screamed and cried.  Then we moved […]

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

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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Chemical Engineering in My Hockey Stats? It’s More Likely than You think!

April 15, 2018

(Photo Credit: Getty Images) This will get to hockey, I promise. Remember high school chemistry?  The Ideal Gas Law PV = nRT (piv-nert)?  In the 1800s Boyle, Charles and Avogadro observed gases under laboratory conditions and figured out that pressure (P), volume (V), temperature (T) and the amount of molecules in the system (n) all […]

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Blackhawk Down…The Sequel

April 6, 2018

(Photo Credit: Bill Boyce / Associated Press) The First Period In a game that does not really decide our fate for the playoffs, it was mostly like watching a tennis match. The Blackhawks and the Blues went back and forth for almost the entire first period. Both teams had some solid chances. The Blackhawks almost […]

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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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The Red Hot Bruins Get Cooled Off On Blue Ice

March 22, 2018

(PhotoCredit: Getty Images) A Rough First Period The Blues came out with what looked to be a good start but ended up taking a bad penalty. The penalty came at 9:40 into the first period by Robert Bortuzzo for cross-checking against Sean Kuraly. Shortly after, Alex Pietrangelo was behind the Blues net and went to […]

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Blues Fall To Colorado 4-1

March 16, 2018

(PhotoCredit: Joel Auerbach/Getty Images) The Blues clearly outplayed the Avalanche Thursday night, but Varlamov was brilliant. St. Louis has had some recent success in California where they won 2 in a row. Head Coach, Mike Yeo went into this one with a similar mindset. For the most part, the lineup remained the same. However, Joel Edmundson […]

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