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NHL Eastern Conference

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    March 3, 2014

    5 Things Blues Fans Need to Know About Ryan Miller

    If you're a Blues fan, you already know that the Blues just acquired one of the best goalies in the game. The team is obviously serious about making a Stanley Cup run this year, and they got themselves a goalie with the stats and pedigree to take them all the way. But there's a lot more to know abo ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013
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    November 8, 2013

    4 Revealing Truths About Brett Hull Learned From His Live Chat Yesterday

    Brett Hull, one of the greatest goal scorers of all-time despite being a small, slow skater with blonde spikes on his head for most of his career, participated in a live, Q & A chat with Blues fans on the Post Dispatch's website Thursday - and it was pretty revealing. 1. Brett Hull is Still a Boss ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013
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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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    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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    December 20, 2012
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    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 28, 2012

    Stan Kroenke Does Not Win the Dodgers Bidding War

    ​Apparently, the speed of business is very fast indeed when $2 billion is on the table. That's the record-breaking price offered to current Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt by the investment group helmed by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten. McCourt agreed to the sale mere hours after Major Lea ... 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 16, 2012

    Blues Lose Second in a Row; Local Columnist Weeps Quietly in Darkened Living Room

    ​The Blues were riding high as recently as this past weekend, having taken a home-and-home from the Columbus Blue Jackets and leading the NHL overall in points. Since then the Note have suffered through a series of calamities the likes of which haven't been seen since god looked down at a man name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 28, 2012

    Blues Stand (Mostly) Pat at the Deadline

    ​The NHL trade deadline came and went yesterday without the Blues making a big splash. They didn't go out and pry Rick Nash from the cold, dead fingers of Columbus; they didn't add either a goal-scorer or playmaker. Honestly, it was a bit of letdown. That is not, however, to say I think the B ... 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

    February 8, 2012

    Blues Score Three, Take Two Points From Senators

    David Perron, wicked handsome, wicked awesome. And no longer singing for the Eurythmics. ​David Perron, you magnificent bastard. Perron scored twice last night, helping the Blues to a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, who have suddenly gone from playoff contender to Tom Petty. (As in they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    The Return of The Halak-Ness Monster

    ​You know, awhile back I wrote a column about some win by the Blues or other, and I made a rather off the cuff remark about Jaroslav Halak. He's been a lot better since Ken Hitchcock got to town, I said, but the guy the Blues thought they were trading for just isn't going to show up. Halak isn't t ... 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Game Notes: Blues 5, Stars 3, 26/12/2011

    ​The bad news is the Blues are headed into a tough stretch, playing four games in just six days including, bizarrely, two trips to Detroit just four days apart. (Speaking of, the intricacies of NHL scheduling continue to evade me. A lobotomized monkey with a dartboard  could do a better ... 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 >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    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 >>

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    December 30, 2010
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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 >>

  • 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 >>

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    October 6, 2010
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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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    March 10, 2010
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    January 20, 2009

    The Most Exciting Hockey Game Of the Year

    And I didn't even see it live, just on this YouTube clip.   

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    December 24, 2008

    The Devils, You Say

    New Jersey's shame is everlasting

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    November 12, 2008

    Old vs. Blue

    Le bleu-blanc-et-rouge vs. les bleus

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    October 25, 2008
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    January 17, 2007
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    January 17, 2007
  • Home Entertainment

    October 18, 2006

    Cold as Ice

    NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.

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    June 23, 2004

    Rally Cry

    Show off your sweet ride at the county parks' road rally

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    December 3, 2003

    Blues & Boobs

    Cool Bars Tour goes west, young men

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    October 15, 2003
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    December 19, 2001

    Slap Shot

    The Missouri River Otters take aim at fans of St. Louis' major-league teams

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    April 21, 1999
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    March 10, 1999
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    December 9, 1998
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