Category: St. Louis Blues

St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup 2014 first-round preview

This was supposed to be a conference final series under the old system. Furthermore, the Blackhawks vs the Blues was supposed to be a second-round series under the new NHL realignment system. But somehow, out of nowhere, the Colorado Avalanche…

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…

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…

St. Louis Blues: Max Lapierre says he’s “ready to face the music” tonight against the San Jose Sharks

Max Lapierre, St. Louis Blues

October 15, 2013, saw a defining moment in the rivalry between Western Conference powerhouses the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. With the ice still fresh, only five bucks into the first frame, Blues agitator Max Lapierre railed superstar…

St. Louis Blues’ Hitchcock to Roy: “Tell Patrick To Shut The (bleep) Up”

Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis Blues

It’s true. St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock dropped the F-bomb, or some other unpleasant four-letter word on Patrick Roy following last night’s showdown between the two Central Division rivals. But why? Here is how the quarrel first came…

St. Louis Blues: Ken Hitchcock says he’s “never seen so many good teams in one conference”

Ken Hitchcock, St. Louis Blues

The Western Conference has been considered best for many years now, but this season its superiority is really on display. If the playoffs were to start today, only one team from the Eastern Conference would be good enough to make…