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Vladimir Tarasenko Nets One Wednesday for a Special Blues Guest

By Luke Schnake | March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anyone watching the Blues’ 3-1 victory at Arizona Wednesday heard much about 11-year-old Ari Dougan, the young cancer survivor accompanying the Blues on their current road trip. Dougan and her mother became the team’s guests after Vladimir Tarasenko purchased their trip, including flights with the team and stays at the same hotels, at the team’s …

A Look at The Blues’ Dramatic Reversal Of Fortune Under Coach Mike Yeo

By Bernie Miklasz | March 30, 2017 | 3 Comments

With Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Arizona, the Blues continued their remarkable transformation under coach Mike Yeo, the coach-in-waiting who replaced the dismissed Ken Hitchcock on Feb. 1. The Blues have not only improved over Yeo’s first 26 games; they’re among the very best teams in the league since the coaching change. In 50 games with …

Three Blues Takeaways: Secondary Players Are Working Their Tails Off to Win Games

By Travis Green | March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first takeaway from the Blues 4-1 win over Vancouver: “Collective effort” was the phrase of the day and has been a while now. Look no further than Magnus Paajarvi, folks. The Blues are getting things done with players you don’t expect to win you a lot of games, but the difference is they are …

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 | 4 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 …