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

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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, Colton Parayko, Alex Pietrangelo, Jake ...

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

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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 intriguing arrangement that invites scrutiny ...

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

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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 Elliott, and Troy Brouwer’s wake. ...

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Elliott Calls Trade a ‘Confidence Builder,’ Speaks Highly of the Blues and St. Louis

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Brian Elliott’s stature with his teammates was apparent to anyone spending time around the Blues. He may never have had a “C” on his sweater, but one sensed the respect he received from the locker room. “Moose” gained the same respect from fans and media in his five years sporting the Note. He resurrected his career here after Colorado released ...

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Daily Bernie: June 29 – Will the Elliott Trade Backfire?, Dissecting the STL-KC Rivalry

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We all know Jake Allen is a fine goaltender, but can he be so as the number-one guy through an entire NHL season? Bernie ponders this and several other questions on Wednesday’s show. Speaking of questions, the 2016 Cardinals have and continue to face plenty. Your host mulls over several of them with Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr. and also ...

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