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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 STLBlues.com 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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Matheny Haters Are Searching for a Reason to Complain

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The Cardinals won again Sunday night, knocking off San Francisco 6-3 to take two of three from the Giants over the weekend. The wins weren’t notable stylistically for the Cardinals, they were run-of-the-mill, grind it out and protect-the-lead victories. We’ve become used to winning, and many of us have become quite spoiled or personally arrogant. Bernie Miklasz and I talked ...

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Should Blues Replace Hitchcock? Team’s Options are Limited.

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Update: Hitchcock has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with the Blues. Read Bernie’s article on the deal here. The Blues season is over, ending two games short of making it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time since 1970.  Because of the disappointment of getting knocked out, I’m hearing some fans suggest that the Blues replace coach Ken ...

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Peralta’s Return Will Tighten Cards’ Defense, Memorial Day Should Tighten Rotation

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The Cardinals have been the definition of average, of mediocrity, just past the 2016 season’s quarter pole. They’ve played like a .500 team. Their record is 23-21. Among those 23 wins are three and four-game winning streaks against the miserable Braves, Brewers and Angels. Among the 21 losses are three and four game losing streaks to Pittsburgh and spread over ...

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