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Note It: Blues Hockey Is (Almost) Back


Here we sit, in the middle of September. The Cardinals find themselves in the familiar position of first place. The Rams are 1-1, just coming off a huge road victory in Tampa. And, oh, St. Louis Blues training camp begins on Friday. Life is good, people! As most of you probably know, I decided (well, the opposing hitters decided) that ...

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Hearkening Back to Hitchcock’s Arrival

Ken Hitchcock_

On Nov. 6, 2011, following years of restlessness and unfulfilled promise, the Blues made a choice that would significantly alter, for the better, their future: They got Hitched. By most accounts, it was a low-key, unadorned ceremony. At nightfall, the bulk of St. Louisans’ eyes remained trained on that Sunday’s afternoon’s overtime loss by the Rams. Another unsightly offensive showing ...

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Sobotka to Russia as Blues’ Summer Stays Busy

Ken Hitchcock_

From Russia with no love? After the Blues’ talks with Vladimir Sobotka hit a snag, one of the best hockey squads abroad made the multi-talented forward an offer he couldn’t refuse. The Czech native agreed on Wednesday to a lucrative three-year contract with the Kontinental Hockey League’s Avangard Omsk. “(General manager Doug Armstrong) became aware of the KHL being a ...

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Blues Need to Win Stastny Sweepstakes


As NHL free agency begins on Tuesday, there’s really only one need the Blues have to fill, and only one free agent who could fill it. After already signing Brian Elliott to pair with Jake Allen in goal, the Blues will let Ryan Miller walk. The defense appears set with the trade of Roman Polak to Toronto for Carl Gunnarsson. ...

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Little Drama for Blues at NHL Draft

Patrik Berglund Featured

NHL forecasters had predicted a frenzy in the 2014 NHL entry draft, promising near-unprecedented movement and activity at an event already renowned for creating seismic personnel shakeups. “The draft has really become roster transformation time for the National Hockey League,”’s Scott Burnside, a recent guest on “The Kevin Wheeler Show,” said. “It gives teams that are looking to improve, that are ...

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Blues Bringing Back Elliott

Brian Elliott

The Blues and goaltender Brian Elliott have reached agreement on a $7.5 million, three-year contract extension, the team announced this morning. Elliott, 29, earned an 18-6-2 record with four shutouts, a 1.96 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage in 31 games for the Note last season. In his first campaign in St. Louis, 2011-12, Elliott established single-season franchise records ...

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