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Blues fall 3-2 to Ducks after having 2-1 lead.

October 14, 2018

First Period. After both teams took at least 50 shots on goal last night, you definitely expected a defensive game. This is exactly what we saw as both teams came out really trying to trap players in the defensive zone. Both the Blues and the Ducks fought hard to keep each team from getting any […]

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Toews Hat Trick Leads Hawks Past Blues in Overtime

October 7, 2018

First Period In typical Blues/Blackhawks fashion, this game started out with a lot of back and forth. The teams traded offensive opportunities early and traded penalties early. No sooner could one team get going on the power play than the other side would take a penalty. They went back and forth from 4 on 4 […]

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Power Play Problems

October 3, 2018

A new season is upon us, and with camp starting this week, I thought it was a good time to address one of the Blues’ biggest problems from last season, the Power Play. The Blues power play last year was atrocious, to say the least. The Blues were 30th in PP% last year at a […]

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St. Louis Blues: Maroon 5

September 23, 2018

(Photo Credit: Mark Humphrey / Associated Press) Patrick Maroon. St. Louis native. Big boy. Big Rig. You don’t move him unless he lets you move him. Creates time and space in front of the net. All around excited to be playing for the team he grew up idolizing as a child. Maroon is many things, […]

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Joel Hofer: Blues Prospect Q and A

August 22, 2018

(Photo Credit: Swift Current Broncos) With St. Louis’ 107th pick in the 4th round of the 2018 NHL Draft, the Blues selected young goaltender Joel Hofer. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada native was drafted just shy of 18 years old. He stands 6’3″ and weighs in at 160 lbs. Joel was kind enough to answer some […]

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Off Beat- Ryan Brennan and Rob Berger, SabreNoise.com

August 6, 2018

SabreNoise.com is the Buffalo branch of the Fansided network. I reached out to Ryan Brennan and Rob Berger in hopes to have a conversation about this off-season. They were kind enough to accept my proposal, and here we are! We plan to stay in touch throughout the season and continue to evaluate the big swap […]

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Perfect Line Formula: Where do they Go? Placing the New Acquisitions

August 3, 2018

(AP Photo/Kyle Ericson) – Perron, (Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images) – O’Reilly, (Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images) – Bozak Placing the New Acquisitions using the Perfect Line Formula Here we go, it’s officially August and the new season is officially on. Most of us Blues fans were expecting the big blockbuster […]

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Two Guys No Cup: An Excellent Blues Hockey Podcast

July 25, 2018

49 Episodes into their St. Louis Blues based Podcast, Two Guys No Cup is worth listening to. One of the things we take pride in here at Blues Rants is promoting those within the local hockey community. These guys have been at it for roughly one year. I want to make sure that our readers […]

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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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Making a case for a Top Line of Perron, O’Reilly, and Tarasenko

July 8, 2018

(Photo Credit: Billy Hurst / La Presse Canadienne) How many Blues fans do you know that insist, “You can’t break up Jaden Schwartz, Brayden Schenn, and Vladimir Tarasenko“? There are many that believe that line is just too good to mess with. I’m not one of those fans, but I am for keeping Schwartz and […]

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