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    August 6, 2014

    Young Jon Hamm Bashes the Blackhawks, is Adorable in Rare 1997 Movie Clip [VIDEO]

    Even as a youngster, Jon Hamm had the casual confidence and gravelly voice that jettisoned him to stardom years later as the lead of AMC's Mad Men. And here's the proof, courtesy of a 1997 movie clip recently published on YouTube:

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    July 23, 2014

    Blues Let Fans Ask Coach Ken Hitchcock Questions on Twitter, Things Get Crazy

    It's summer. There's no hockey anywhere, and puck fans are desperate for hockey news. So the Blues decided to do their fans a solid and hold a Q&A on Twitter allowing their fans to ask head coach Ken Hitchcock questions by using the hashtag #AskHitch. But instead of asking about hockey, many Blues ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Scottrade Center: St. Louis is Better for Watching Hockey than Chicago, New York, L.A.

    Die-hard fans, an exciting atmosphere and relatively cheap snacks and tickets make Scottrade Center the sixth best hockey stadium in the country, says Stadium Journey Magazine. The magazine ranked the home of the St. Louis Blues at No. 6 between the New York Rangers' Madison Square Garden (No. 7) a ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    How T.J. Oshie Won Over America, Our Hearts and (Maybe) the Cover of EA Sports' NHL 15

    St. Louis fans have loved him for years, but Blues forward T.J. Oshie wasn't exactly a "star" around the rest of the league. Before the end of this season, his best year was 19 goals and 54 points. (He bested that by a few points this year.) And although he brings much more to the Blues than points, ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    St. Louis Blues Take Out Newspaper Ad to Remind Fans How Disappointing Playoffs Were

    St. Louis Blues chairman Tom Stillman wrote a heartfelt letter to fans and season-ticket holders this weekend. In it, he came awfully close to apologizing for the team's playoff performance without actually using the words "I'm sorry." Stillman took out a three-quarters ad on the back page of the S ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    Blackhawks Player Taunts Backes After Brutal, Illegal Hit; Blues Fan Shows Boobs

    Blues captain David Backes took a vicious hit from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook during Saturday's game. And as Backes struggled to stand on his own two feet, obviously dazed and confused from being pummeled into the boards -- a Blackhawks player taunted him, saying, "Wakey wakey, Backes! Wak ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    St. Louis Blues Fans Pay the Most for NHL Playoff Tickets

    Are you a Blues fan? Want to catch a first-round playoff game? It'll cost you.

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    April 17, 2014

    Twitter Confusion: St. Louis Blues Hashtag Looks Gay But Isn't

    St. Louis Blues fans are blowing up Twitter this week as the team prepares to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL playoffs. But one hashtag in particular is causing some confusion between hockey fans and casual tweeters.

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    June 26, 2013

    Sports Blogger Asks: Which is Worse -- Blackhawks or Ex-Girlfriend Porn Star?

    Edit note: Um, yeah. Ladies and gentlemen, these are dark days we're living in. Dark, awful, apocalyptically dark and awful days. Did I mention the dark part? What about the awful part? I'm pretty sure I did. The Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions. Again. Okay, deep breaths. Easy, now ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    January 25, 2013

    Game Notes: Blues 3, Predators 0

    It was a night of important rebounds for the Blues -- two of them, to be exact. The first is relatively easy to spot, as the team rebounded from their first loss of the season, a tough 3-2 defeat by the Blackhawks in Chicago, by beating the Nashville Predators last night 3-0. Back home at the ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    What to Like in Shortened Blues Hockey Season

    The powers that be in the National Hockey League finally got together, pulled their collective heads from their collective asses, and got a new collective bargaining agreement hammered out. (You like the repeated use of collective there? That's the kind of topnotch journalism you pay for with the RF ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    A Stanley Cup Prediction -- And a Question of Interest

    The Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight in New Jersey, with the Devils of the Garden State taking on the Los Angeles Kings, a hockey team we Blues fans are all too familiar with. I've actually watched a ton of the playoffs this year, even after the Blues were eliminated, which is a little unusual ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    The Blues Get Embarrassed at Home

    It's been a great season for the Blues. A really, really great season. They started off slow under Davis Payne, but ever since making a coaching change and bringing in Ken Hitchcock, the Blues have been among the best teams in the NHL. For long stretches of time, in fact, it looked like the Blu ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    The Blues Go Down in Chitown -- Again

    ​The Curse of the United Center strikes again. Okay, as scary story, there-was-a-hook-on-the-car-door-handle material goes, the United Center's sinister ability to prevent St. Louis Blues victories isn't exactly grade A terrifying. But as team-headed-to-the-playoffs-considering-possible-match ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    The Blues' Sprint to the Finish Line

    The NHL season is coming to a close, and the St. Louis Blues -- excuse me, that should be Your First Place St. Louis Blues -- are getting ready for their final push to the finish line. ​There's plenty on the line for the Blues, who currently sit atop both the Western Conference and the NHL as ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    The Blues Lose a Heartbreaker in Chicago

    ​All the streaks came to an end for the Blues last night in the United Center as they lost 4-3 in a shootout to the Chicago Blackhawks. It was one of the more painful losses I can recall seeing this season, as the Blues through the first two periods looked poised to steal a road game from the 'Haw ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Is Joel Quenneville's Job on The Line in Chicago?

    ​Just two years ago, the Chicago Blackhawks were on top of the hockey world. A Stanley Cup winner, the 'Hawks looked to be a team primed for constant contention over the next five years, or the next seven, or even more, with a young nucleus of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Marian Hossa that wa ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Blues Dominate, Halak Shuts Out Oilers

    ​I don't think Jaroslav Halak was all that thrilled with the Blues extending Brian Elliott. In fact, I think his pure unbridled rage at finding out he was going to have to be sharing his net with that Canadian upstart for the next two years was enough to make him see red. Or blue, as the case may ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Blues Shut Out Canadiens, Take Over Division Lead

    ​The story line going into last night's matchup was supposed to be the return of Jaroslav Halak to Montreal for the first time since the Canadiens traded him to the Blues in 2010. There was plenty of buildup, plenty of anticipation. Enough, in fact, that there was really almost no way the game its ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    January 31, 2011

    A Quiet All-Star Weekend for St. Louis Sports

    City of a thousand sites, but only two all-stars. ​There were two all-star games going on in the sporting world this weekend: the NFL's Pro Bowl, a.k.a. The Least Interesting Thing Ever, and the NHL All-Star Game, a.k.a. Whoops, I Totally Forgot About Hockey For a Second There, This Might Be Less ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    A Tough Road For the Blues

    ​So remember the first couple games of the season, when I was positively giddy over how the Blues started out for 2010-2011? They were playing outstanding defense, shooting the puck aggressively, and the acquisition of Jaroslav Halak looked like a masterstroke by the front office. Best of all, the ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Cards Fans Rank as Nation's Tenth Best? WTF?

    image viaThis kind of devotion is only worth a number 10 ranking?​It had to happen. They've already ranked everything else (and by "they" we mean The Media), so why not sports fans? Is it really possible to give an objective rating to a city's sports fans? Can you say that the citizens of one ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    'Holy Goalie' Becomes New Springfield Bishop

    Saving goals souls one at a time.​The Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, will soon welcome a new bishop to their flock. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Thomas J. Paprocki to the position yesterday.Paprocki is interesting for several reasons. Fist of all, he is an avid hockey fan and sometimes ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    St. Patrick's Day Massacre: The Best Blues Hockey Fight of All-Time?

    Nineteen years ago today, the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks beat the living crap out of each other. They also played a hockey game. The Hawks won 6-4 but the outcome was overshadowed by melees in the first and second period resulted in 278 penalty minutes, including 24 minor, 12 major and 1 ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    The Blues' Best Win of the Year?

    The Blues and their new head coach, Davis "Bring The" Payne got a little bit of revenge last night on the Chicago Blackhawks. ​A month ago, when Payne took over as interim head coach of the Blues, replacing Andy Murray, his first game was against the Blackhawks, on home ice. It did not g ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    The Blues Find Themselves on the Outside Looking In -- Again

    That's exactly what I was afraid of. Last night, the Blues ran into the Chicago Blackhawks, who have been one of the top teams in the league for most of the year. They were an absolute buzzsaw in December, and though they haven't been able to maintain that torrid pace in 2009, the 'Hawks are still t ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    The Blues: So Close, Yet So Far Away

    The Blues came close to pulling it off last night.Chris Mason just kept making save after save, and the Blues went down time after time and took good, solid shots. I kept thinking that eventually, something just had to go in. Turns out I was wrong. Well, technically, something did eventual ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    10 St. Louis Sports Tough Guys, Thugs and Criminals

    Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>

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