St. Louis is one step closer to rocking this summer -- the ICM Partners way. Wednesday afternoon, the aldermanic convention and tourism committee passed a much-amended Board Bill #328 -- now known among locals as the "Summer Rocks bill," which proposes to bring two multi-stage music festivals per y ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Joy and happiness to you, St. Louis hockey fans. The lockout is finally over, the Blues are actually good and you have another site to read about them, Mound City Sports (@moundcitysports on Twitter), written and produced by former veteran Post-Dispatch Blues beat writer Dave Luecking. The site, whi ... More >>
Peter King's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column is the last place I'd look for a hockey tidbit (it's predominantly a baseball, coffee and beer nugget depository), and yet a co-worker forwarded an interesting fact from this week's installment. It seems that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke had an u ... More >>
You know, it isn't often you hear good news for a hockey team in June, unless said hockey team is one of the, oh, say, two teams still playing. Barring actually playing in the Stanley Cup Finals, however, it's kind of rare for a team to come up with a reason to really get excited as we head into the ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Hey, sports fans! As of yesterday, you officially have a new online destination where you can fritter away your working hours. SBNation, a national community of sports blogs, launched its St. Louis site Tuesday, a one-stop repository of news and opinions -- for what value is a conversation about spo ... More >>
Kristen KlempertThe Joint: John P. Field's 26 North Central Avenue, Clayton 314-862-1886 The (Happy) Hours: 4-7 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Deal: $2 domestic Anheuser-Busch bottles. There must be more to happy hour than two-buck Bud, right? Right?
Image sourcePlatz, spelling. Speller 134 has reason to look so pissy; she made the semifinals and he did not.Updated June 7: For those of you who missed the Spelling Bee finals (and you are absolved; the Stanley Cup Finals are providing some fabulous entertainment this year): Platz tied for s ... More >>
Ronald H. "Mr. Hockey" SchmidtThey called him "Mr. Hockey." When 72-year-old Ronald H. Schmidt of Mehlville died in his sleep early Tuesday morning, the St. Louis Blues lost not just a fan. They lost a fan who attended the franchise's first home game in 1967 and who came to know announcers, journ ... More >>
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 >>
The U.S. and Russia continue talks over Russia's ban on U.S. meat after the swine-flu outbreak. (Guardian)The governor-general of Canada is in trouble for eating raw seal meat. (BBC News)Pittsburgh fishmongers crack down on Detroit residents buying octopus before the Stanley Cup Finals begin.(Yahoo! ... More >>
Please let Thicke and Janssen drop the gloves
Week of December 27, 2007
The Mexican devotes a column to the Great White North.
NHL 2K7 looks pretty, but fails to light the lamp.
The St. Louis Blues want you back. And this year, they even have Ice Girls!
The Loop expands its border
Zoë's Pan-Asian Café, 4753 McPherson, 314-361-0013
Mike Bush, KSDK-TV (Channel 5)
Week of May 16, 2001
With their broomsticks and bottle caps, these working stiffs are in a league of their own
Published the week of June 7