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Oshie Could Have One Skate Out the Door with the Blues

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The Blues’ offseason business could pick up at any time. With the 2015 NHL Draft taking place Friday in Florida, general managers across the league are putting their dealing shoes on and Doug Armstrong may find himself at the forefront of the activity. Or, Armstrong could do nothing. The Blues GM talked about possible changes in May after re-signing coach Ken Hitchcock, ...

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Lessons the Blues Could Learn from the Stanley Cup Finals Teams

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Blues fans have had a tough time following the Stanley Cup Finals after the team’s first round exit, especially with the villainous Blackhawks in the fray with the Tampa Bay Lightning. But, there could be a lesson for the Blues in the way the series has played out. This could reflect the Blues’ change in playing style next season. 101ESPN’s NHL insider Terry ...

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The Blues Are Moving Towards a Younger, Faster Core

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Following the Blues’ playoff exit, the Note faithful heard the word “core” bandied about frequently. Is the current “core” of players still working? Can the “core” find success with coach Ken Hitchcock? Should the “core” face disassembly? What kind of “core” are we talking here? Apple? Nuclear? Hitchcock and GM Doug Armstrong used the word plenty this week in announcing Hitch would be ...

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Hitchcock and Armstrong Say Changes Are on the Way for the Blues

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The Blues’ hangover after their first round bender is over according to Doug Armstrong and Ken Hitchcock. The duo mentioned “detoxing” to reporters Tuesday speaking about Hitch’s new one-year deal with the club and said the day marked the first of preparation for the 2015-16 season. Armstrong used the ‘detox’ reference referring to meetings with Hitchcock following the team’s first round ...

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Hitchcock’s Return Leaves Questions for Blues Players’ Futures

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Hitch is coming back. The Blues have agreed to a one-year extension with coach Ken Hitchcock, leaving in question the direction in which this organization is headed. Following the team’s first round playoff exit versus Minnesota, many questioned the future of the Blues’ players, coaches, and GM Doug Armstrong. The Blues have failed in recent years to get out of the first round ...

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The Blues Are the Definition of “Depressing”

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Another season of high hopes, another postseason of tremendous disappointment. We know this feeling. Merriam Webster defines “blues” as “a feeling of sadness or depression”, but that definition extends to the hockey team that shares the name. The “Blues” are: – Three consecutive Stanley Cup appearances to kick off the franchise’s tenure in the NHL, all ending in 4-0 series ...

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