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Rutherford Says Steen is ‘Optimistic’ On Playing in the Season Opener, Sobotka Not So Much

By Luke Schnake | September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
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It’s still not known whether Vladimir Sobotka or Alexnader Steen will be sporting Notes Oct. 12 in Chicago, but both players definitely want to be there for the 2016-17 season opener. Steen was participating in drills wearing a no-contact jersey Friday as he continues to recuperate from shoulder surgery. Steener recently told 101ESPN insider Jeremy …

Rutherford: Blues Will Be More Apt to Give Steen an Extension Than They Were With Backes

By Luke Schnake | September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Hockey season is almost here and your St. Louis Blues will look a tad different than the team that lost in last year’s Western Conference Finals. The team is no doubt turning to youth up and down the lineup, but there are remnants of the “older core” still in tact. One such member is Alexander …

Pietrangelo Has ‘Good Nerves’ After Earning the Blues Captain Spot

By Luke Schnake | August 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
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When the puck drops Oct. 12 in the United Center between the Blues and Blackhawks it won’t only mark the start of the Note’s 50th season, but also the beginning of the Alex Pietrangelo era. To put this into perspective: Petro will be the first guy not named Backes to sport the Blues ‘C’ since …

The Indefatigable Alex Pietrangelo: a Logical, Worthy Choice as Blues Captain

By Bernie Miklasz | August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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When you look at the St. Louis Blues all-time roster, and start counting the number of games and minutes played, the name Alex Pietrangelo jumps out. Petro ranks 19th in franchise history in games played, but his Blues’ roots run deeper and stronger than that. Among all of the defensemen that have proudly worn the …

Stillman Talks ‘Huge’ Winter Classic, Non-Season Ticket Holders Will Have a Hard Time

By Luke Schnake | August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Fans clamoring for a St. Louis NHL Winter Classic are no doubt excited for the outdoor Blues-Blackhawks game, but Tom Stillman still doesn’t think they grasp the enormity. “I think most people don’t realize yet how big an event this is. You see this on television and it’s a great game. It’s fantastic, but there’s …

Karraker: Five Questions the Blues Still Face After Re-signing Jaden Schwartz

By Randy Karraker | July 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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With Jaden Schwartz signing a new five-year contract Friday, the St. Louis Blues have solidified their nucleus not only for the 2016-2017 season, but also the foreseeable future. As General Manager Doug Armstrong noted to upon announcing the deal, “He’s part of that core we have moving forward. Schwartz and (Vladimir) Tarasenko, Robby Fabbri, …

The Blues Have Two Head Coaches. How Will That Work Out?

By Bernie Miklasz | July 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
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After making a determined run to the NHL’s Final frozen Four, the 2015-2016 St. Louis Blues quickly moved on to an offseason of change. The team faces many questions going forward. And I’ll be taking a whack at those questions as we move through the summer. Question: Will the “Coach in Waiting” System Work? This …

Daily Bernie: July 6 -Matheny Gets Edgy With Media, Which Blues Are Under Most Pressure?

By Luke Schnake | July 6, 2016 | 2 Comments
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Contentious winds are blowing through St. Louis sports, as the Cardinals can’t catch and throw and Mike Matheny can’t decide if he’s more upset with players or media. Oh, and Blues are leaving town like the arch is on fire. Bernie’s got you covered on everything, including which Blues must step up in David Backes, Brian …

Backes and Brouwer a Tough Loss, but Necessary for Blues’ Future

By Randy Karraker | July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
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One of the best things about the St. Louis sports scene is that we love our guys. When players come back…especially our favorites…they receive a royal welcome upon their return. It happened with Brett Hull, Curtis Joseph and Brendan Shanahan when they returned to St. Louis after leaving. It happened with guys like Jim Edmonds, …

Blues Lose Backes and Brouwer, Lean More on Youth/Speed

By Travis Green | July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
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In the words of the great Ron Burgundy “That escalated quickly.” As NHL free agency opened, free agents began to fly off the shelf quicker than cheap televisions on Black Friday. Among those who found new homes were two former Blues Troy Brouwer and David Backes, both key cogs to the franchise’s deepest playoff run since …