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Three Blues Takeaways: It’s Time to Realize Doug Armstrong Is No Idiot

By Travis Green | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

First takeaway: The Blues escaped a dangerous one in Denver. These last games before the end of a road trip are always dangerous and the Avs proved as much by dominating in the first 35 minutes. In fact, the Blues trailed 21-17 in shots through 2 periods as the team was not only battling fatigue …

The Blues Are Thriving Since Trading Shattenkirk, And It’s Really No Surprise

By Bernie Miklasz | March 22, 2017 | 3 Comments

It was amusing to observe the overreaction to the trade that sent walk-year defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to the Washington Capitals on Feb. 27.  The Blues were “throwing in the towel.” They were “rebuilding.” GM Doug Armstrong had given up on his team, the season was over, the sky was falling on the Scottrade Center, and …

Watch Fuhr, Pronger and Other Ex-Blues in This One of Many Brawls With Detroit

By Luke Schnake | March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

One could likely waste (or enjoy) an entire day just watching Blues-Red Wings fights from yesteryear. There is no shortage from what used to be one of the NHL’s best rivalries. The teams are no longer in the same conference, but we still have plenty of memories including this gem from the 1997 Stanley Cup …

Five Reasons the Blues Are Enjoying a Western Conference Standings Resurgence

By Randy Karraker | March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Blues were reeling from five-game losing streak on the morning of March 5, sitting with a 32-27-5 record, good for 67 points and trailing the Nashville Predators in the Central division by six. Worse than that, they were a point behind the Los Angeles Kings for the final wildcard spot, so with 36 days …

Daily Bernie: Mar 17 – Blues Need to Keep Intensity; Your Best Bets in Today’s NCAA Action

By Luke Schnake | March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The hard part of the Blues remaining schedule is over, but this is no time to dial down the intensity as fans have seen them so in the past. They need to play the lowly teams just like the mighty ones. Bernie and Travis Green discuss this on Friday’s show just a night removed from …

Three Blues Takeaways: The Players Got Mike Yeo’s Message Before Thursday’s Win

By Travis Green | March 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first takeaway from Thursday’s dominating 4-1 win in San Jose is: the team got Mike Yeo’s message following Wednesday night’s loss in Anaheim As much as we’d like to think the Note were listening to these 101ESPN takeaways, the fact is they didn’t need to hear it from anyone other than Mike Yeo. The …

Daily Bernie: Mar 15 – Pietrangelo Playing His Season’s Best Hockey; NCAA Tourney Primer

By Luke Schnake | March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s been an up and down year for Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo, who’s been accused of not living up to his ice potential. This could be changing. Pietrangelo has played some of his best hockey and led his team by example, and he’s done this in the wake of the trade sending Kevin Shattenkirk to …

Daily Bernie: Mar 14 – Jake Allen’s Impressive Turnaround; Crean Using Mizzou as Leverage?

By Luke Schnake | March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

It wasn’t terribly long ago Jake Allen seemed on his last leg and fans didn’t know what to think about their team’s number one goaltender. Things have changed. Allen’s defense blocked 23 Kings shots in Monday’s 3-1 win to go with the tender’s 38 saves. Not a bad night defensively. Bernie covers some Bluuuuess hockey …

Watch Blues Enforcer D.J. King Challenge the “Boogeyman” Seven Years Ago Today

By Luke Schnake | March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

D.J. King only played 74 games for the Blues, but could dance with the biggest and meanest as evidenced by this fight with Derek Boogaard seven years ago today. King gave up six inches in height and 29 pounds to the “Boogeyman”, one of the most feared enforcers in NHL history and an ultimately tragic …

As Playoffs Approach, Blues Show Multiple Personalities

By Randy Karraker | March 13, 2017 | 2 Comments

As the wildly inconsistent Blues head out west to try and maintain a hold on the second wild card spot in the NHL’s western conference, there are several points fans can feel good about heading into the final fifteen games of the season. As the trip to Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Jose, Arizona and Colorado begins, …