Category: Central Division

Yes, Ilya Bryzgalov is 6-0-3 since joining Minnesota Wild

Ilya Bryzgalov as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

When he was tending the crease for the Phoenix Coyotes, Ilya Bryzgalov was considered one of the best goaltenders in the National Hockey League, but that reputation was quickly demolished once the Philadelphia Flyers awarded the Russian net minder a…

Colorado Avalanche: Among the best in the West but who’s talking about them?

To answer my own question not many are. Besides the odd mention of the 46-21-7 Avs, much of the attention in the West diverts to your usual suspects. The Kings, Hawks, Ducks, Sharks, and Blues garner the majority of contender…

Blackhawks are team to beat; Blues have much to prove.

The St. Louis Blues have compiled a healthy lead in the Central Division – they stand nine points ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks and Colorado Avalanche for first place. Tonight the Blues face the Blackhawks in what will be a…

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapses in first period of game against the Columbus Blue Jackets

It was a scary scene at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas this past Monday. At 13:37 of the first period, Stars winger Rich Peverley collapsed into an unconscious state on the players’ bench. Action was halted and several…

Blues better off with Ryan Miller

Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres.

After months of fan speculation, including a prophetic, albeit obvious prediction by Grantland’s Sean McIndoe, the St. Louis Blues have finally acquired goaltender Ryan Miller from the bottom dwelling Buffalo Sabres. The official deal looks as follows: To St. Louis: G…

St. Louis Blues goaltending good enough to win Stanley Cup?

The St. Louis Blues are an obvious Stanley Cup contender with an obvious problem: between the pipes, there are questions. Goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott have been good for the Blues, but they haven’t been great, and given their status as…

St. Louis Blues goaltending may require upgrade

Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues

This is supposed to be the year for the St. Louis Blues. Missouri’s NHL club has never won a Stanley Cup since its establishment prior to the 1967-68 season, despite possessing a lengthy playoff streak of twenty-five seasons spanning 1980-2004.…

Wikipedia trades Ryan Miller to St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak

Fantasy hockey general managers, St. Louis Blues fans, and Buffalo Sabres supporters were in disarray last night when Wikipedia posted that Ryan Miller had been traded for Jaroslav Halak and a 2nd round pick. The trade, of course, is not…