It takes a miserable season for an NHL team to end up with one of the top two picks in the NHL Entry Draft that they didn’t trade the farm for. The St. Louis Blues of the 1970s were a never-ending conga line of disappointment. After Scotty Bowman left St. Louis for Montreal because he… Read More The Seven Degrees of Perry Turnbull
A season of early success followed by a long and dreary road of declining performance has left Blues fans wanting vast improvements. Consistency, a trait that the Blues had trouble with all season (besides the PP, of course), is something that the Blues will need to find while infusing a myriad of new faces (and… Read More Comeback Candidates
Hockey has been a dynamic and changing game throughout the course of its history, but there is one thing that hasn’t changed and that’s the toughness of its players. Hockey enforcers are some of the toughest players in all sports where an NHL tough guy throws out devastating hits, takes shots to the body illegally… Read More The St. Louis Blues Toughest Players Of All Time
The Blues will be looking to find that “next” Alex Pietrangelo as they try to boost their defensive corps for the future. There may also be a search for a minute munching blue-liner as Jay Bouwmeester is in the twilight of his career. There are solid defenseman in the Blues system but none qualify like… Read More Finding The “Next” Alex Pietrangelo Through The 2019 And 2020 NHL Drafts?
Mike Yeo is entering his second full season behind the bench for The Note. It could be argued that this is the deepest roster he’s had in his tenure here. It’s definitely the best this team has been down the middle in awhile. Now that the roster is essentially set, let’s assess the men responsible… Read More View From Behind The Bench
The idea of a “super-team” is a hot topic these days. Just look at the NBA. It’s easier to construct a team, with less players to divide the money between, but the concept can be executed to perfection. The Golden State Warriors are going to field a starting lineup made up entirely of All-Stars from… Read More New Age Roster Construction: 4 Lines or 4 Superstars?
Lineup Dreams – October 4th can’t come soon enough!… Read More Lineup Dreams
In the days and weeks that led up to the July 1 free agency extravaganza, you could almost feel the angst among loyal St. Louisans building up over what was surely going to be a disappointing offseason. After superstar center John Tavares passed on St. Louis even being a possible destination in favor of the… Read More See? St. Louis isn’t that bad, you guys
The NHL arguably poses the greatest fans in the world. It is Canada’s number one passion and sport meanwhile in the US the popularity is increasing at a rapid rate. Since the lockout season of 2004/05, the NHL has grown significantly which is all the more impressive in terms of the fan following and general… Read More The Unique And Loyal St. Louis Blues Fan-base For Better For Worse
The St Louis Blues are potentially at a crossroads regarding the long term future of the organization. … Read More Is A Rebuild The Best Option For The Blues?
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?
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
Under Ken Hitchcock, it was a given. Kyle Brodziak was the fourth line center. Marked in permanent marker on his dry-erase board. He killed penalties, took defensive-zone face-offs, and played between 10 and 11 minutes per night. Hitchcock is gone now, and Mike Yeo should reconsider his fourth line center Brodziak played in 69 games… Read More Who should center the fourth line?
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
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…
Buckle up because this is gonna be one heck of a series. I don’t see a more even matchup in this 2nd round than the Blues and Nashville. The depth of the both teams forward groups is impressive. Both defenses are probably #1 and #2 in the league. Along with the goaltending. Allen had a… Read More Blues vs. Predators series preview and prediction
PAAJARVI!! Who picked Magnus Paajarvi to score the series clinching OT goal in yesterday’s game? I know I didn’t. You have to give credit to Vladimir Sobotka for the set-up on the goal though. Sobotka quickly cut away from Martin Hanzal at the corner boards and went straight for the middle. Jared Spurgeon went away from Paajarvi to… Read More St. Louis Blues vs. Wild series recap and 3 stars of the series
In last nights’ game, the Blues had a chance to close out the series on home ice and get more rest before the second round for themselves and Paul Stastny, who has now missed the last 14 games. Pietrangelo talked about the Blues needing that “killer instinct” to finish off a series when they had… Read More Blues play flat in first loss of series
Since this is the 50th season of our beloved St. Louis Blues, I think it would be fitting to see who the top ten Blues are of all-time. Number one is pretty obvious, but there have been some superb players to have come through the Lou over the past half century. Number 10: Cujo Arguably… Read More The Greatest Blues
Over the past three seasons forward Alexander Steen has been one of the most consistent players for the Blues, both offensively and defensively. This year though, he seems to have disappeared along with most of the team. Through thirty-five games this year he has only found the net four times, and his assists are about… Read More Where’d Ya Go Steen?
I will admit that when the Blues announced their big off-season signing of David Perron this past summer, I was skeptical. I didn’t see how he would fit in with the Blues, at least in terms of the type of team they had last year. Then the Blues and coach Ken Hitchock announced they would… Read More Perron, Playing the Perfect Role
Whether you are battling injuries, off the field issues, team chemistry, a change in team philosophy, or just need a change of scene. Every team needs them, the slump buster. In baseball if you are a pitching staff with woes there is the Atlanta Braves. In basketball if your team is having trouble there is the… Read More Home Sweet Home, The Slump Buster
Coming into the 2016-17 season my biggest question for the St. Louis Blues was “What kind of team will they be?” With Ken Hitchcock announcing this will be his last year behind the bench for the organization, a coach-in-waiting already on staff, the big three roster departures, and a shift in play style; there were… Read More So Far, So Good
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?
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)
The St. Louis Blues haven’t had a true number-1 goalie since Jaroslav Halak in 2011-12, but really haven’t experienced long term success with just one netminder since Grant Fuhr played from 1996-99 (249 GP). With that in mind fans have obviously gotten used to a 2-goalie system, yet seem to always be in search of the… Read More Why there’s Really No ‘Goalie Controversy’ in St. Louis