Vince Dunn

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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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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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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Not Dunn Yet

June 20, 2018

(Photo Credit: Associated Press) I am a big fan of Vince Dunn, so much so that at the Blues Casino Night in February 2018, I made it a point to compliment him by telling him to his face, “You don’t play like a rookie”. His numbers speak for themselves in that category: he really doesn’t. […]

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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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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 79: Blues Fall to Capitals 4-2

April 3, 2018

Blues Goals: Vladimir Tarasenko (32), Patrik Berglund (14) A Quick & Exciting Start Just 3:38 into the 1st period, Vladimir Tarasenko was able to capitalize. Alex Pietrangelo brought the puck into the zone and sent a nice pass to Kyle Brodziak. Kyle then gave the puck to Tarasenko who made no mistake bringing the puck […]

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Game 74: Blues Defeat Vancouver 4-1

March 24, 2018

(Photo Credit: USA Today Network / USA Today Sports) The Blues Came into This One Looking for Their 4th Win in a Row. Vancouver had just 1 victory in their last 8 games. Throughout those 8, the Canucks have averaged a goal and a half per contest and have accumulated an ugly goal differential of […]

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