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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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Making the Norris Trophy Case for Alex Pietrangelo

March 24, 2018

Photo Credit: (NHL Public Relations/@PR_NHL) After the St. Louis Blues traded center Paul Stastny to the Winnipeg Jets for a pick and a prospect, it seemed that Blues management was content to settle for whatever results their current group was going to give them. Those results looked to be missing the playoffs for the first […]

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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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Two Blues Web Pages That You Should Know About

March 18, 2018

Hey Blues fans! Take the time to look into these web pages. You won’t be sorry. There’s a large community of Blues fans out there. Many of which haven’t tapped into a few of the resources that we have available to us. If you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy what I’m about to share with […]

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