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Yeo! No Longer Snoozing and Losing, the Blues Are Thriving Under Fresh Leadership

By Bernie Miklasz | February 17, 2017 | 5 Comments

I don’t know what new Blues coach Mike Yeo is putting into the water bottles down there at Scottrade Center, but if he has the time, I hope he’ll send some of that powerful elixir over to the radio station. In eight games under Yeo’s direction the Blues are re-energized, refocused, revitalized … and really, …

Report Says Shattenkirk Believed to Be Open to Extension With Toronto if Trade Happens

By Luke Schnake | February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Kevin Shattenkirk narrative – the one that began last season – is likely to reach its fever pitch in the coming weeks. That’s not to say the Blues will or won’t move the defenseman at the trade deadline, but the chatter certainly isn’t going anywhere. The Rangers and Bruins have both expressed interest in …

Thursday Pick Six: Wacha’s Opportunity Is Intriguing; Doug Armstrong’s Deadline Dilemma

By Anthony Stalter | February 16, 2017 | 1 Comment

A stream of consciousness on local and national sports headlines. In wake of Alex Reyes’ season-ending injury, some Cardinal fans… …have offered reminders of what happened when Adam Wainwright suffered a season-ending injury in 2011. The club was devastated in February and was jubilant in October. While we’re reminiscing, let’s go back to last February …

Daily Bernie: Feb. 15 – Does Blues’ Run Alter Their Season Plans?; Plenty of Reyes Reaction

By Luke Schnake | February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This Blues season has put fans through the gauntlet of emotions and has led to some pretty good hockey as of late. But will it continue to be the kind of hockey that causes the team to keep certain key players? With Kevin Shattenkirk and Patrik Berglund’s contracts ending, how will Doug Armstrong balance being …

Daily Bernie: Feb. 14 – Can Tarasenko Become Next Hull or Pujols?; Will Fowler’s Deal Add Pressure?

By Luke Schnake | February 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

Vladimir Tarasenko will sport the Blue Note for years to come, but will he become a beloved, revered St. Louis sports figure on par with Brett Hull and Albert Pujols? He’s certainly got the stats as of right now and Bernie Miklasz weighs in on if Vladdy will become the next great St. Louis sports …

Daily Bernie: Feb. 13 – Armstrong Deserve Some Cred for Coaching Change?; PECOTA ‘motivates’ Cards

By Luke Schnake | February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many blamed Blues GM Doug Armstrong right along with Ken Hitchcock before the coach’s firing, but do fans still feel this way after a 5-1 start under new coach Mike Yeo? Bernie wonder this out loud on Monday’s program along with whether Patrik Berglund deserves a new Note contract after scoring 16 goals in the …

Daily Bernie: Feb. 10 – Blues Get Two Big Points; Matheny Criticizes the Media

By Luke Schnake | February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The small-sample Blues resurgence under Mike Yeo continued Thursday in the team’s 2-1 overtime win in Toronto. Bernie welcomes Blues television announcer Darren Pang to Friday’s program to talk what he’s seen in the past week from the team and Jake Allen in particular. And Mike Matheny says the media did not properly acknowledge the …

Daily Bernie: Feb. 9 – Armstrong Talks Improving Blues; Fowler Already Making STL Impact

By Luke Schnake | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Blues have had a productive week under new head coach Mike Yeo and Doug Armstrong likes a lot of what he’s seen. The GM also knows it’s a small sample size. Armstrong mulls over the current state of the Note on Thursday’s Bernie Show and also weighs in on Jake Allen’s working with Martin …

Armstrong Speaks to Brodeur’s Positive Influence on Allen’s Recent Play

By Luke Schnake | February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been seven days since the Blues shook things up by relieving Ken Hitchcock of head coaching duties and promoting Mike Yeo to the position. The change has worked thus far as the team has won three of four heading into Thursday’s game at Toronto. But a lesser publicized coaching change may also have a …

Blues’ Shot-Rates Are Hurting Effort Alongside the Goaltending

By Luke Schnake | February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The name of the Blues’ troubles has been goaltending, goaltending, goaltending if you ask just about anyone. It’s hard to win in any sport without keeping opposing teams from putting up points. But it’s also hard to win if you can’t score yourself, and especially if you’re not getting enough quality shots, or shots period, …