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    October 9, 2014
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    T.J. Oshie's Game-Winning Shootout Goal vs. Russia Was Not "Best Winter Olympic Moment"

    When the United States Olympic Team began asking people to vote for the "Best Winter Olympic Moment," it seemed like a no-brainer to many people that T.J. Oshie's dramatic game-winning shootout goal against Russia should be the clear winner. Those people are wrong. Oshie became a national hero, dar ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014
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    January 13, 2014

    All Aboard: No Pants Metrolink Ride Is Tomorrow

    If you've ever gotten onto the MetroLink, looked around and thought to yourself, "I wish there were more bare bottoms in here," this is your week. STL Improv Anywhere's fourth annual No Pants Metrolink Ride is Tuesday, promising dozens of pantsless riders flooding St. Louis' public transit and conf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    February 14, 2013
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    February 7, 2013
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Blues Off to Mediocre Start in Simulated NHL Season

    The NHL lockout may stopped professional hockey in North America, but in the virtual world of EA Sports the game plays on.   The maker of the popular video game NHL 13 is simulating the NHL season online, and so far the St. Louis Blues are off to a less-than-stellar first half. As of Sunda ... 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

    May 9, 2012

    Tom Stillman Finally Owns the St. Louis Blues

    At long last, the Blues ownership matter is settled. The NHL board of governors unanimously approved the sale of the team yesterday for an estimated $130 million to the ownership group headed by local businessman Tom Stillman. Other local luminaries in the group include former Senator John Danforth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    The Blues' Final Stand

    The word 'unceremonious' comes to mind at times like these. It's a good word, unceremonious; it is perfectly evocative of it's intended meaning. Whatever it is you're describing, whatever it might be that has happened, you know that there was no pomp, no circumstance, no fancy, no schmancy, no party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    April 30, 2012

    The Blues Dig Themselves Into a Hole -- Again

    For the second series in a row, the Blues have put themselves behind the eight ball by coming out and playing one of their worst games in the opener. Worse yet, they've done it both times while playing at home in the Scottrade Center, where they were the NHL's best home team this season. Of cou ... 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 27, 2012

    It's St. Louis Blues Day, And Actual Useful Hockey Information

    Mayor Francis Slay officially proclaimed today to be St. Louis Blues Day, because the Blues won the Central Division, their first round of playoffs, and set a new franchise record for home wins. It's a nice honor, sure, but it seems kinda premature. Let's say the team wins this next round -- do we g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    St. Louis Blues Go Full Wonka, Hide Free Playoff Tickets for You to Find

    The first two games of the Blues vs. Los Angeles Kings second-round playoff games don't have set dates yet, but they're guaranteed to be at the Scottrade Center. They'll set you back a tidy $65 to $442 a pop, plus service fees of course, and they're going fast. You could, however, win a pair if you' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Up Next For the Blues: Quickly Come the Kings

    The St. Louis Blues, having defeated their aquatic foes in round one of the playoffs, are now resting quietly, recuperating mind and body to prepare for the next challenge. It's a little like the dialogue screen from Mike Tyson's Punch-Out, where the opponent would hurl some insult at Little Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    The Blues Go On, The Sharks Go Home

    Ah, the sweet smell of victory. The air this lovely Sunday morning seems a little fresher, a little cleaner, a little...well, sweeter. Birds are chirping, squirrels are, um, making whatever noise it is squirrels make, hungover hockey fans are groaning and moaning as they smack the snooze button for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Blues Push San Jose to The Brink

    You know, I really love that phrase. The Brink, I mean. On the brink or to the brink, I really like it. Although On the Brink sounds suspiciously like a movie from the 80s to me, maybe with Moira Kelly in it or something. Still, it's a cool word, and I don't think it's used nearly often enough.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The Blues and Sharks Gear up For a Pivotal Game 4

    You know, most of the time when you're talking about a seven game series, the odd-numbered games are the really big ones. Game one sets the tone for the series. Game three could put a team up 3-0 or break a 1-1 tie. Game five often breaks a 2-2 tie and puts one team on the verge of victory. Game sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Blues Take 2-1 Lead With Brilliance in San Jose

    In the first game, the Blues dominated most of the way, minus occasional lapses, but were unable to solve Antti Niemi. They lost in double overtime 3-2. In the second game, the Sharks dominated the first period but put one in their own net. Jaroslav Halak stood on his head early, then was force ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Blues and Sharks Knotted at One Game Apiece; Head to San Jose

    The Blues will be in San Jose tonight, continuing their first round playoff series against the Sharks, with the series tied up at one game apiece. The first game took over 80 minutes to be decided, finally ending in the second overtime period when the Sharks snuck a goal past Jaroslav Halak to steal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Thank Plager! Blues Goalie Brian Elliot Declared Healthy, Jake Allen Heads Back to Peoria

    The St. Louis Blues have returned goalie Jake Allen to the Peoria Rivermen mere hours before the puck drops in tonight's round one playoff game against the detestable San Jose Sharks, announcing that Brian Elliot is 100 percent healthy and ready to play.It's time to dial down the panic and dial up t ... 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 >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The Return of The Mac: Andy McDonald Returns with A Bang

    ​Two more home games, two more wins for the Blues over the weekend. Ho-hum. Ah, but wait! Something potentially much, much more interesting than a simple pair of victories took place this weekend at the Scottrade Center. (Not to say two wins isn't interesting; I'll take back-to-back wins ever ... 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 >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    December 30, 2010
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    December 23, 2010
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    December 16, 2010
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    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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    April 5, 2010

    Report: Brett Hull Teaming with Wayne Gretzky in Bid to Purchase Dallas Stars

    Gretzky and Hull on the cover of Hockey News in March 2008.​Two former St. Louis Blues hockey players and two of the best athletes to play the game in the past quarter century are reportedly teaming up to purchase the Dallas Stars. As the Dallas Observer reports this morning, Brett Hull and Wayne ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Brett Hull's Hall of Fame Speech: The Word Cloud and Transcript

    ​One-time St. Louis Blue Brett Hull was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame on Monday in Toronto. Hull spent most of his career with the Blues, from the spring of 1988 to the summer of 1998, before he signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars. Although he spent the majority of his career with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    David Backes Goes Crazy in Detroit

    Now that's more what I'm talking about. The Blues looked overmatched in Chicago. They looked much, much better on Thursday night in Detroit. Of all the players we've seen make big contributions to the Blues' cause here the last couple of months, David Backes has probably gotten the least c ... More >>

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    March 13, 2009

    The Blues' Finest Hour

    I'll be the first to admit it: I didn't give the Blues any chance of winning against the Sharks Thursday night. San Jose is probably the best team in hockey, in my ever so humble opinion, and I just didn't think that our boys in blue had any real shot. Well, turns out I was wrong. The Blues wer ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008

    Blues Goalie Chris Mason Considering Move to Bullfighting

    ST. LOUIS -- Blues goalie Chris Mason is considering a move to bullfighting, sources close to the player indicated Thursday morning. "It's been a lifelong passion of his, don't you know," Christy Mathewson, a close friend of Mason's, said when reached at home. "For as long as I've known Chris, he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Blues Win 3-2 Over Dallas Stars in Preseason Opener

    The Blues won last night in the first pre-season game of 2008, by a score of 3-2 to the Dallas Stars. Andy McDonald, Lee Stempniak and Brad Boyes all had a goal and an assist in the win, played at home at the Scottrade. So what?

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    December 19, 2007
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