The NHL Draft is just around the corner and based off recent history, General Managers are looking to make a splash on draft night, including Doug Armstrong of the St. Louis Blues. The Blues lost their original draft pick (#14 overall) in the Brayden Schenn trade during last year’s draft day. However, Doug Armstrong managed… Read More 2018 Draft Preview
The St. Louis Blues are currently in trade discussions with the Ottawa Senators involving forward Mike Hoffman. Hoffman is currently involved in a scandal involving his long time girlfriend harassing the wife of Erik Karlsson. While that situation is playing itself out, Hoffman’s trade value has decreased. The Blues and Senators nearly agreed to a… Read More Blues are actively pursuing Mike Hoffman, despite ongoing investigation
#15: Austin Poganski, RW Drafted: 2014 Round 4, pick 110 Age: 22 Height/Weight: 6’2/209 lbs 2017-18 team: North Dakota (NCAA D1) The captain of North Dakota continued to improve this season. Poganski was named to the NCAA Senior Class All Americans 2nd team in 2017-18. His offensive numbers took a slight dip this season at… Read More Offseason top 15 prospect rankings and profiles
The breakdown: In a move that no one saw coming, the Blues traded Paul Stastny to a division rival. In return, the Blues receive a 2018 first round pick and forward prospect, Erik Foley. This move shows that Doug Armstrong had no intent of resigning Paul Stastny this summer, and with his departure looming, Armstrong… Read More Trade Deadline Recap
It’s February 14th and the countdown to the NHL Trade Deadline is in full swing, especially following last night’s horrific loss to Nashville. There are many different options and paths the Blues could take at this year’s deadline. They could sell some roster players that are soon to be free agents, and free some cap… Read More St. Louis Blues Trade Deadline Preview
The NHL’s 1st place St. Louis Blues have already overachieved on just about everyone’s radar to start the season. With injuries to their first pairing left handed defenseman, Jay Bouwmeester, and forward Patrik Berglund, the Blues still managed to dominate other teams. The defense has done more than expected with the absence of Bouwmeester, and… Read More With Berglund’s return eminent, who should the Blues target to round out the top 9?
Ivan Barbashev (AHL): 313, 3G, 3A, 6P Samuel Blais (AHL): 11GP, 5G, 8A, 13P Mackenzie MacEachern (AHL): 16GP, 2G, 0A, 2P Conner Bleackley (ECHL): 19GP, 9G, 7A, 16P Tage Thompson (AHL): 17GP, 7G, 6A, 13P Austin Poganski (NCAA): 16GP, 2G, 2A, 4P Nolan Stevens (NCAA): 12GP, 7G, 4A, 11P Liam Dunda (QMJHL): 26GP, 4G, 8A,… Read More Prospect Update: (11/28/17)
“Buy or sell” is back for a second season. In case you’re new, I’ll choose trendy topics around the Blues organization and break them down and give my final word wether I’ll “buy or sell” that specific topic. Anything from prospect scoring streaks, trade rumors, penalty kill success, hot and cold steaks, etc… Read More Buy or sell #1
Divisions: Metropolitan: 1.) Penguins 2.) Blue Jackets 3.) Capitals 4.) Rangers WC2 5.) Islanders 6.) Devils 7.) Flyers 8.) Hurricanes Atlantic: 1.) Lightning 2.) Maple Leafs 3.) Senators 4.) Bruins WC1 5.) Sabres 6.) Canadiens 7.) Panthers 8.) Red Wings Pacific: 1.) Oilers 2.) Flames 3.) Ducks 4.) Kings 5.) Sharks 6.) Coyotes 7.) Canucks … Read More 2017-18 division, palyoff, award, and bold predictions
Veteran winger, and well known “tough guy”, Chris Neil seems to be drawing interest from three teams; Nashville, Florida, and St. Louis. It was known throughout the day today that Ottawa remained in the mix to bring Neil back home, however an Ottawa source, Murray Pham, has told me the the Senators are now… Read More Predators, Panthers, and Blues remain interested in veteran winger, Chris Neil
Following one of the best draft nights in recent Blues history, it could possibly end up being just the pre-show to this offseason. Will the Blues set off more fireworks on July 1st, capping off their grand finale of an off-season? Heading into Prospect Camp, the St. Louis Blues were very content with how… Read More Will the Blues shoot off fireworks on July 1st, capping off their grand finale of an off-season?
When: June 28 – July 1 Where: Ice zone, St. Louis Mills Mall Admission price: FREE Tomorrow officially kicks off the 2017-18 season (on ice). As always, the much anticipated prospect camp is expecting to draw a big crowd, as most Blues fans anticipate to watch some of the most popular… Read More 2017 Prospect Camp Preview
7 years. 419 games. The Blues have lost a loyal, fearless soldier on Friday night. Their toughest soldier. Thier funniest soldier. A guy that knows his abilities and gives it his absolute best, night in, night out. It doesn’t go unnoticed. Ryan Reaves has become, is, and always will be a fan favorite in… Read More Farewell, good soldier
During last night’s first round of the NHL draft, the Flyers and Blues announced the biggest trade of the night. The St. Louis Blues have hoped to acquired the coveted number one center they’ve desperately been lacking, in Brayden Schenn. In exchange, the Blues traded center Jori Lehtera, 27th overall selection, and a conditional… Read More Blues get thier center, acquire Brayden Schenn in a draft day shocker
In Friday’s first round of the 2017 NHL Entry draft, the St. Louis Blues selected LW/RW Russian, Klim Kostin at #31 overall. Kostin (the 31st overall selection), was acquired via trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In exchange, the Blues traded away fan favorite, Ryan Reaves. The trade also sent the Blues center, Oskar Sundqvist;… Read More Kostin, Blues in talks to sign ELC; he WILL play in North America next season
1.) New Jersey: C Nico Hischier New Jersey will add my #1 ranked player in the draft to their organization, making their future depth up the middle very strong with center prospects such as Bastian, McLeod, and Hishier. Could be a deadly future 1-2-3 down the middle. 2.) Philadelphia: D Miro Heiskanen With Philadelphia being deep… Read More 2017 NHL Mock Draft
1) C Nico Heisher – QMJHL 2) D Miro Heiskanen – FHL 3) C Nolan Patrick – WHL 4) D Cale Makar – AJHL 5) RW/LW Kristain Vesalainen – FHL 6) C/RW Gabe Vilardi – OHL 7) C/RW Nick Suzuki – OHL 8) C Casey Mittelstadt – USHS 9) RW Owen Tippett – OHL 10) C/RW… Read More Draft rankings: Top 40 players in the NHL Draft
The 2016-17 NHL season is officially over after the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators in 6 games in the Stanley Cup Final. Pittsburgh has won back to back Cups for the first time since the 90’s and its due to a solid core group with great role players and veterans. However, the most… Read More Will the Blues potentially have interest in a 4 time Cup Champion?
Ivan Barbashev: Center. 6’0 180. 21 years old. Shoots L. 2nd round, 33 overall in 2014. 2016-17 stats: AHL: 46GP, 19G, 18A, 37P, even +/-. NHL: 30GP, 5G, 7A, 12P, +5. Strengths: Great vision on the ice. Skilled center with some size. Proven point producer leading up to his NHL career. Lots of playoff experience in… Read More 2017 Prospect Review
Much was at stake in game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Legacies were on the line, Careers were on the line, and a trip to the Eastern Conference Finals were on the line. The Capitals couldn’t get over the hump yet again, losing game 7 at home and exchanging their hockey… Read More Washington holds the final piece of the puzzle that would arguably bring Lord Stanley to St. Lou
Almost 4 years ago, I never thought this would come as far as it has. I started out wanting to become a fun and entertaining Twitter account revolving around our beloved Blues. In my early days, I tried to entertain a little too much and it caused me to gain a bit of a… Read More The final goodbye from STG. But…
The St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals just completed their second huge trade within the past two years. This time one of the NHL’s best offensive defenseman is on the move to DC. It was widely reported that the St. Louis Blues were shopping the power play specialist for months now. Dating all the way… Read More The day after: Breaking down the Kevin Shattenkirk trade
The summer’s hottest potential unrestricted free agent, Kevin Shattenkirk has been swirling around multiple rumors dating back to last season. After nearly striking multiple deals involving the speedy defenseman with Arizona, Edmonton, and Boston, the Blues seemed to have had little to no talks since the Draft. With a little less than a half of… Read More The latest on Shattenkirk: Trade, hold, extend, or let him walk?
Will Jake Allen come out of his slump anytime soon? Jake “the snake” Allen hasn’t particularly been the king cobra in the crease that the Blues need him to be. Over the past 5 games, Allen has only one start in which he’s had over a 0.900 save percentage. In that span includes 2 games… Read More Buy or Sell #2
Top 10 prospect power rankings: (Last ranking / ^, v, – ) 1.) Ivan Barashev (#3 / ^) 2.) Jordan Kyrou (#2 / -) 3.) Tage Thompson (#4 / ^) 4.) Vince Dunn (#5 / ^) 5.) Tanner Kaspick (#1 / v) 6.) Samuel Blais (NR / ^) 7.) Austin Poganski (NR / ^) 8.)… Read More Prospect power rankings #3
Forwards: Ivan Barbashev (AHL): 38GP, 17G, 17A, 34P Samuel Blais (AHL): 37GP, 9G, 6A, 15P Mackenzie MacEachern (AHL): 23GP, 4G, 3A, 7P Conner Bleackley (AHL): 30GP, 1G, 6A, 7P Tage Thompson (NCAA): 19GP, 12G, 8A, 20P Austin Poganski (NCAA): 21GP, 7G, 10A, 17P Nolan Stevens (NCAA): 6GP, 3G, 2A, 5P Glenn Gawdin (WHL): 23GP, 13G,… Read More Prospect update #3 (1-10-17)
Top 10 prospect power rankings: (Last ranking / ^, v, – ) 1.) Tanner Kaspick (#2 / ^) 2.) Jordan Kyrou (#1 / v) 3.) Ivan Barbashev (NR / ^) 4.) Tage Thompson (#4 / -) 5.) Vince Dunn (#5 / -) 6.) Glenn Gawdin (#3 / v) 7.) Jake Walman (#6 / v) 8.) Nolan… Read More Prospect power rankings #2
Forwards: Ivan Barbashev (AHL): 8GP, 3G, 3A, 6P Samuel Blais (AHL): 8GP, 0G, 1A, 1P Mackenzie MacEachern (AHL): 5GP, 0G, 0A, 0P Conner Bleackley (AHL): 6GP, 0G, 0A, 0P Tage Thompson (NCAA): 8GP, 4G, 4A, 8P Austin Poganski (NCAA): 7GP, 2G, 2A, 4P Nolan Stevens (NCAA): 6GP, 3G, 2A, 5P Glenn Gawdin (WHL): 13GP, 8G,… Read More Prospect update #2 (11-1-16)
“Buy or sell” is a new article series I’m starting this season. I’ll choose trendy topics around the Blues organization and break them down and give my final word wether I’ll “buy” or “sell” that specific topic. Anything from prospect scoring streaks, trade rumors, penalty kill success, hot and cold steaks, etc will… Read More Buy or sell #1
Top 10 prospect power rankings: (Last ranking / ^, v, – ) 1.) Jordan Kyrou (NR / -) 2.) Tanner Kaspick (NR / -) 3.) Glenn Gawdin (NR / -) 4.) Tage Thompson (NR / -) 5.) Vince Dunn (NR / -) 6.) Jake Walman (NR / -) 7.) Austin Poganski (NR / -) 8.)… Read More Prospect power rankings #1 (10-18-16)
Forwards: Ivan Barbashev (AHL): 2GP, 1G, 0A, 1P Samuel Blais (AHL): 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0P Mackenzie MacEachern (AHL): 2GP, 0G, 0A, 0P Conner Bleackley (AHL): 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P Tage Thompson (NCAA): 4GP, 4G, 2A, 6P Austin Poganski (NCAA): 3GP, 2G, 1A, 3P Nolan Stevens (NCAA): 4GP, 2G, 1A, 3P Glenn Gawdin (WHL): 8GP, 6G,… Read More Prospect update #1 (10-18-2016)
50. They key number to this years St. Louis Blues. Will they win 50 games? Will Vladimir Tarasenko net 50 goals? Will newly named captain, Alex Pietrangelo make a run at the Norris and tally 50 plus points? Most importantly, can this franchise win its first Stanley Cup in their 50th year of existence? The… Read More Tis the moment before Blues hockey… Are you ready?
15.) D Niko Mikkola 14.) F Austin Poganski 13.) D Tommy Vannelli 12.) G Evan Fitzpatrick 11.) F Glenn Gawdin 10.) F Adam Musil The Captain of the Red Deer Rebels is expected to have a big season, as far as production is concerned. The 6’3 former 4th rounder in the 2015 NHL draft had an improved… Read More Preseason top 15 prospects for the St. Louis Blues
So far, the St. Louis Blues’ playoff run has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Some nights you’ll see a team that can legitimately run four lines, wear the opposing team down with their power, bear down and score goals in tic-tac-toe fashion, and even get stellar goaltending. Some of us will be… Read More It’s not time to panic, it’s time to respect the Note.
The St. Louis Blues have had quite an interesting season with multiple injuries but somehow are still in contention for number one seed in the Western conference. This led me to looking closer at the depth of the Blues. Guys like Jaskin, Rattie, Lindbohm, Bortuzzo, and yes, even Paajarvi have all stepped up at some… Read More Why the Blues will be cup contenders for years to come: The 2017-18 St. Louis Blues (Includes Backes & Shattenkirk contracts)
Player Spotlight Name: Mackenzie MacEachern Position: Left Wing Born: March 9, 1994 (Age 22 ) Hometown: Troy, Michigan Height: 6’3 Weight: 205 My prospect of the month is St. Louis Blues prospect, Mackenzie MacEachern. MacEachern has played great as of late and has had a great season in the NCAA this year. This season Mackenzie has produced… Read More Prospect Spotlight: Blues Prospect, Mackenzie MacEachern
Blues fans anxiously await what’s in store for this season’s NHL Trade Deadline on February 29th. Arguably, what might be the most important day in the Doug Armstrong era for many reasons. Doug Armstrong and the Blues’ front office have some tough decisions heading into the trade deadline. Not only are they trying to make… Read More Trade Deadline preview: St. Louis Blues
Player Spotlight Name: Samuel Blais Position: Left Wing Born: June 17, 1996 (Age 19) Hometown: Montmagny, Quebec, Canada Height: 6’1 Weight: 185 With the 176th overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft, the St. Louis Blues selected Samuel Blais. Samuel is currently playing for the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL and is putting together a… Read More Player Spotlight: Blues prospect, Samuel Blais
(Written January 3rd, 2016) Drouin to the Blues?: The Tampa Bay Lightning are off to a rocky first half of the season, especially after a Stanley Cup Final appearance last summer. The Lightning have a record of 19-16-4 and are currently outside of the playoff picture. Due to where the reigning Eastern Conference Champions sit in… Read More Possible Lightning players on the Blues radar