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Perron Hat Trick Leads Blues to 5-3 Win

October 11, 2018

Joel Edmundson made his season debut after recovering from a groin injury. Vince Dunn was the healthy scratch as Jakub Jerabek was slotted in for his Blues debut. Jay Bouwmeester began the game paired with Colton Parayko. Robert Bortuzzo and Jakub Jerabek manned the 3rd unit and Joel Edmundson was with Alex Pietrangelo in the […]

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Jay Bouwmeester: Passing the Torch

September 10, 2018

(Photo Credit: Tom Gannam / Associated Press) 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 […]

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Physical Staples and Puzzle Pieces: Thinking Outside the Box

August 23, 2018

(Photo Credit: Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press via AP) 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 […]

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St. Louis Blues Defensive Prospect: Tyler Tucker

August 13, 2018

(Photo Credit: Terry Wilson Photography) Tyler Tucker is an 18-year-old defenseman, standing 6’1″ and weighing in at 203 lbs. He’s a stay-at-home type with a simple approach. Responsible, competitive, physical. He bolsters these attributes with great skating and a solid outlet pass. While not being known for his offensive contributions, I still recommend watching this […]

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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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Who is Mitch Reinke?

June 18, 2018

On March 31st, 2018, The St. Louis Blues visited the Arizona Coyotes. Jay Bouwmeester had been outside the action due to his season-ending hip injury, and Carl Gunnarsson suffered an ACL tear just a week before. We had ourselves a look at Mitch Reinke, and he did well regardless of the unfortunate 6-0 defeat. (That […]

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

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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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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