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    November 6, 2014
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    October 9, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    January 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Paul McCartney at the Scottrade Center, 11/11/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    70-year-old Paul McCartney tripped and fell face-first from his piano riser onto the stage at the Scottrade Center. It was halfway through the 35th song of a three hour set. He sprang back up, struck a pose like a cartoon thief caught in a spotlight, strapped on his guitar and started trading solos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Blues' Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliot Named Top NHL Goalie Tandem

    I wrote yesterday about the Blues' brain trust of head coach Ken Hitchcock and General Manager Doug Armstrong both winning awards for themselves at the NHL Awards this week. And certainly, having those two names out there as the tops in their respective jobs brings plenty of prestige to the Blues or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Ken Hitchcock Nominated for Jack Adams Award

    St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock was today officially announced as a nominee for this year's Jack Adams Award, which is given to the NHL's head coach who has "contributed most to his team's success." Considering the dramatic turnaround in the team's play once Hitch was hired in early Novembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Three Keys to Victory: San Jose Sharks at Blues

    The Blues play tonight at the Scottrade Center, opening up their first-round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks. Of the potential draws the Blues could have pulled, the Sharks would seem to be the most favorable for the Note; the Blues absolutely dominated San Jose this year, winning all fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    The St. Louis Blues Clinch on a Low Note

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011-2012 Central Division champion St. Louis Blues! It's been quite a ride getting here, but the team has really shown some growth, and the young players have come into their own, and the future is really bright for the squad, and yadda yadda yadda. Actually, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Blues Suffer a Setback in Anaheim

    ​The Blues needed to win that game last night. They really did. Not because they're hurting in the standings, of course; they are still the NHL's points leaders, though the lead over the New York Rangers has shrunk to just a single point following last night's loss. Even so, the Presiden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Everything's Coming Up Blues

    Well, almost everything, anyway. If Winnipeg didn't suck so much it would have been everything. The Blues won again last night, slowly choking the life from the Anaheim Ducks over 60 minutes of grind en route to a 3-1 victory. Jaroslav Halak was nothing short of brilliant, saving 24 of 25 goals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Blues and Canucks: Headed for a Showdown

    The road doesn't get any easier for the Blues. In fact, it's just about to get real. Tonight the Blues travel to Vancouver to play the Western Conference-leading Canucks, the Blues' fifth game in seven days. The Canucks are skilled, they can score, and they have Roberto Luongo. In other words, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Blues Finish Up Road Trip With a Win

    ​The Blues wrapped up their mini road trip last night with a shootout victory in New Jersey, beating the Devils by a score of 4-3. T.J. Oshie, shooting first, scored the lone goal in the shootout (on what amounted to a changeup, no less), while Brian Elliott made three straight stops to secure the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Blues Ugly It Up Against the Stars

    ​The Blues are back in first place in the Central Division, all by themselves for the moment. They beat Dallas last night at the Scottrade Center, shutting the Stars out on just 22 shots on goal. The victory was ugly as hell, but all the sweeter for it. Facing Kari Lehtonen, the goalie who se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Blues Close Out Homestand On a High Note

    Rangers, yes, but not necessarily from New York. Blues probably could have beaten these guys too, though. Also, I had a huge crush on the pink one when I was like twelve. ​The Blues put a right ass kicking on the New York Rangers last night, posting a 4-1 victory to close out what looked like a pi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    [Updated] Win Tickets to Tonight's Blues Game

    Update: Thanks everyone for playing. We have our two winners. They were the first to name the Czech Republic, which has two Blues players on the roster in Roman Polak and Vladimir Sobotka. Sweden, Russia and Slovakia are the other countries from which Blues players hail from besides Canada and the U ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Blues Win Over Panthers = Blueprint For Remainder of Season

    commons.wikimedia.orgJaroslav Halak, for good or ill, will have the biggest hand in determining the fate of the Blues' season.​If you were to draw up a blueprint for how the Blues have to win games this season, it probably would look a lot like what they did last night in beating the Florida Panth ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Interview Outtakes: Kipp Lennon on Roger Waters' Artistry and Why the Anti-Defamation League's Wall Protest is Misguided

    Ken Murphy/venice centralRoger Waters with the band Venice. Kipp Lennon is second from the left​In this week's paper, Matt Wardlaw spoke to Kipp Lennon of the band Venice. Lennon and two of his bandmates are part of the backing band for Roger Waters' The Wall tour, which is stopping by the Sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    The Blues' Blazing Start

    ​​I lucked out yesterday and managed to finagle myself a pair of tickets to the Blues game through a work acquaintance. Unfortunately, since it was a noon start (when did they start having hockey games in the middle of the day?), everyone I knew was working and unable to go with me. I briefly co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    December 24, 2008

    The Devils, You Say

    New Jersey's shame is everlasting

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2008

    Photos: Sarah Palin Drops the Puck, Curses Blues

    Republican VP candidate Sarah Palin, who by now is known to everyone as a self-described "hockey mom," dropped the puck at the St. Louis Blues game Friday night and later sat in a luxury box with team president Dave Checketts. Unlike her appearance at a Philadelphia Flyers game earlier this month, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    Cam Janssen: Missouri's Homegrown Claim to Hockey Fame Read about St. Louis' sole contribution to the National Hockey League, Eureka homeboy and New Jersey Devil Cam Janssen in this story from our envious Kansas City sibling, The Pitch. -Tom Finkel