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Off Beat- Isaac Greenwood, MileHighHockey.com

July 31, 2018

Hey Ranters, welcome to Off Beat! As part of this series, I’ll be talking with and interviewing other bloggers around the NHL. It’s always exciting to hear what others are thinking about our Blues. After all, who, more than us, keeps better tabs on the Blues’ moves than our divisional rivals? I got the chance […]

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Let’s Face It, Jake Allen Wasn’t To Blame for 2017

July 25, 2018

(Photo Credit: USA Today) The blame game is something St. Louis Blues fans have become quite experienced with, and the worst “fans” have made it into their own sport. The hate season starts around May and begins to heat up until it boils over around August, then it simmers into a slow hate throughout 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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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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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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Is Gutless a Euphemism for ‘Not Good Enough’?

April 10, 2018

(Photo Credit: Getty Images) The Blues missed the playoffs by a point. There are literally dozens of things that are worth a point. The three biggest (imo) are forward depth, goaltending, and coaching. Forward Depth The forward corps never recovered from losing David Perron to Vegas and Robby Fabbri‘s injury.  This is confounding because there was […]

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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 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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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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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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