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Daily Bernie: October 24 – Blues Weekend Takeaways, Cardinals Fans Reaction to Cubs in WS

By Luke Schnake | October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Blues are currently the only game in town and Bernie serves up three observations he took away from the Note’s recent 6-4 win in Calgary. Your host also gauges local baseball fans’ emotions as the hated rivals of the north head into their first World Series since 1908. Cubs analyst David Kaplan joins the …

Daily Bernie: October 20 – Hitch Showing Trust in Yakupov, Certain Journalists Should Leave STL Alone

By Luke Schnake | October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Former no. 1 draft pick Nail Yakupov is finally getting an opportunity to shine thanks to Ken Hitchcock and a better cast of supporting players than Yakupov ever had in Edmonton. Bernie talks with Jeremy Rutherford Thursday about the trust Hitch is showing in Yakupov and why the forward is better positioned for success as …

Sports, Among Other Things Ep. 3: Nail Yakupov is a ‘Mighty Ducks’ Character, Creepy Clowns, Ken Bone

By Luke Schnake | October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

What kind of person one day decides, “Hey, I’ll dress as a clown and go chase little kids…”? We broach this subject with Halloween just around the corner and gauge the Blues’ start to the season. Also, one of us caught Ken Bone fever, but it was more like a 24-hour bug and has since …

Blues Players Have Bought Into Hitch-Yeo System According to Insiders

By Luke Schnake | October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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A hockey team coming off a Western Conference Finals trip doesn’t normally enter the following season facing much uncertainty. Of course there are exceptions to this rule, and your 2016 St. Louis Blues are one of them. How will the team get along without veterans David Backes and Troy Brouwer? Can Jake Allen handle the …

Daily Bernie: October 18 – Hitch’s System Is Key to Goalies’ Success, Enough About Cubs Playing ‘Loose!’

By Luke Schnake | October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Brian Elliott’s franchise record for shutouts is no small feat considering some of the men who have tended the Blues’ goal throughout history. “Moose” was beloved by St. Louis fans for good reason. The franchise trading Elliott to Calgary last spring was a gut-punch for many, but Bernie’s here to tell you it will be …

Daily Bernie: October 13 – Blues Impress in CHI, Bond With Fans Has Never Greater

By Luke Schnake | October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The Blues are back and Wednesday’s season opener was a welcome respite to local baseball or football-starved sports fans. That their season’s first victory came at Chicago was just the icing on the rink. It’s a special season given it’s the franchise’s 50th and it comes on the heels of a disturbing NFL exit and …

Doug Armstrong and Certain Blues Face Pressure After Busy Offseason

By Travis Green | October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Last season, the Blues made it further than any Note team since the turn of the century. So that means an easy offseason for Doug Armstrong and the Blues front office, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, it seems the longer you play into the summer the more challenging the offseason plan gets for a hockey team. Just ask …

As the St. Louis Blues Begin a New Season, Brace for Uncertainty and Adventure

By Bernie Miklasz | October 12, 2016 | 3 Comments
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Since Ken Hitchcock took over as the Blues’ head coach on Nov. 8 of 2011, the star-crossed franchise leads the NHL in regular-season wins, points, and winning percentage. That’s impressive and shouldn’t be demeaned. But the problem — as always — is the postseason. Try as they might, there’s been no cure for the summertime …

Six Things That Must Happen for the Blues to Be in the Stanley Cup Hunt Again

By Randy Karraker | October 10, 2016 | 1 Comment
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The Blues start their season Wednesday night in Chicago before coming back to Scottrade Center for Thursday’s home opener against Minnesota. Once again the North American media isn’t picking the Blues to appear in the Stanley Cup Finals next spring, but if certain things happen, they could get there. The first order of business is …

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 …