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Blues have options with two first-round draft picks

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:20:00 -0500

The last time the Blues made two picks in the first round of the NHL draft, you could say it turned out well. It was in 2010, and since then Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz have combined for 234 goals…


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Blues play Blackhawks just four times

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:45:00 -0500

The Blues lost more than just David Perron to the NHL’s expansion to Las Vegas. It also cost them a game with their biggest rival.


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Blues host Stars, Hitchcock after opener in Pittsburgh

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:10:00 -0500

The Blues will have an interesting start to their season, playing in the very first game of the 2017-18 season against two-time champ Pittsburgh and then coming home to square off against a familiar face.


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Blues expected to lose Perron as Vegas' big night arrives

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:10:00 -0500

The NHL awards show — The Esposito Tonys? The Klefbom Oscars? — traditionally marks the end of the preceding season. With a champion already determined, the league now bestows awards to players based on their in-season performance. It is the…


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Blues consider their defense strong

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 01:00:00 -0500

The Blues’ defense was not the same in 2016-17, part of the reason coach Ken Hitchcock was let go and replaced by Mike Yeo.


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Could Perron be on his way to Vegas?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:20:00 -0500

Today could be David Perron's last as a Blue, and if so, the reason is tied to Vladimir Sobotka's return from Russia.


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Gordo: Can Blues win summer games?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:45:00 -0500

Fans hope GM Armstrong can improve the team through the league-wide roster shuffling that’s underway.


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Blues seeking more punch up front

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:00:00 -0500

The Blues played last season without David Backes and Troy Brouwer and somehow the franchise didn’t fold.


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NHL to announce 2017-18 schedule this week

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:30:00 -0500

It's a busy stretch in the NHL offseason this week, with the awards show and expansion draft Wednesday night, followed by the amateur draft Friday and Saturday.


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Perron among unprotected Blues for NHL expansion draft

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0500

On Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Nights will announce their roster, which will include one player from each of the current NHL teams.


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Maryland Heights council agrees to chip in $6.5M for Blues practice complex

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:45:00 -0500

Maryland Heights mayor Mike Moeller said: “The City of Maryland Heights values this project for the great benefits it will provide the entire region should it be completed."


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Berube named Blues' associate coach; new goalie coach 'perfect match' for Allen

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:25:00 -0500

The successful Chicago Wolves' coaching staff is staying intact, albeit in a move to St. Louis, and a goalie coach who's quite familiar to Jake Allen is also coming to town.


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Gordo: Parayko could help set market for young D-men

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:45:00 -0500

Shayne Gostisbehere is the last young defenseman to lock in with a long-term deal, getting $27 million over six years from the Flyers. Colton Parayko can aim higher than that.


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Stanley Cup Finals draw ho-hum ratings in St. Louis

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:45:00 -0500

It has been an entertaining, back-and-forth run in the Stanley Cup Finals, but with the Blues long gone St. Louisans have moved on to other things for their television viewing.


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Gordo: How much would Las Vegas want to take Blues' Lehtera?

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 05:30:00 -0500

The Las Vegas expansion team has been fielding lots of trade offers and it sounds like GM George McPhee would like to sign off on some of them this week. Might the Blues interest the Golden Knights in Jori Lehtera?


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Ortiz: Tarasenko's goal — have no regrets as a father

Mon, 29 May 2017 23:45:00 -0500

Blues' star forward credits his family for helping him cope with what he describes as the most difficult and tiring year of his career. He is using the offseason to show his gratitude for their support and love.


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Hitchcock ‘proud’ of time as Blues coach

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

'I just spent five years of unbelievable success right from day one. There wasn’t one day that we were out of the playoffs,' he says.


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Blues hire Darryl Sydor as assistant coach

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:04:00 -0500

Longtime NHL defenseman worked with Yeo in AHL and in Minnesota, was assistant for Blues' farm team last season


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Gordo: Blues must respond to Nashville's success

Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Blues fans are suffering from a severe case of Predators Envy these days, and understandably so.



Stillman Q-&-A: On Yeo's impact, roster issues, Scottrade upgrades

Mon, 22 May 2017 04:40:00 -0500

Blues owner Tom Stillman wears his heart on his sleeve, as fans found out when the Post-Dispatch watched a road game from his home earlier this season.


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Blues will lack primary minor-league team next season

Wed, 17 May 2017 06:45:00 -0500

The Blues’ four-year affiliation with the Chicago Wolves ended Tuesday, when the American Hockey League club confirmed that it will align with the expansion Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18.


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Lehtera vows improvement after year of decline

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:30:00 -0500

Blues center Jori Lehtera says a raise in salary and a drop in confidence led to a decline in his production, a trend he plans on turning around in 2017-18.


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Media Views: Blues playoff TV ratings tumble

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

Second round slides 36 percent from last season.





















Brodeur moves on from coaching Blues' goalies

Tue, 09 May 2017 23:50:00 -0500

The end of the Blues' playoff run meant the end of Martin Brodeur's run as the team's goalie coach.


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Tarasenko’s injury status mysterious

Tue, 09 May 2017 01:00:00 -0500

It’s uncertain if forward will report to Russian team amid report he needs surgery.






Hochman: Blues grow a lot but fall short again

Mon, 08 May 2017 02:45:00 -0500

The quest for the Stanley Cup has reached a half-century, but it’s not out of reach — or so we’ll tell ourselves all summer, yet again.


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Bar beats back floodwaters, hopes Blues can do same in elimination game

Sun, 07 May 2017 18:30:00 -0500

The rain had stopped, the sun was out; it seemed all the right ingredients were there for a poetic cap to a week that had again brought devastation to many in the area.


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Hochman: Blues try again to solve Pekka puzzle

Sun, 07 May 2017 02:15:00 -0500

NASHVILLE, TENN. • The Rinne riddle: How do you get the puck past the pesky Pekka, when the pesky Pekka plucks a peck of pucks?



Blues hope they're on road to redemption

Sun, 07 May 2017 02:10:00 -0500

NASHVILLE, TENN. • Once again, the Blues are teasing their fans with a potential Game 7 at Scottrade Center.


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Blues' power play struggles are no joke

Sun, 07 May 2017 00:45:00 -0500

NASHVILLE, TENN. • The Blues tried all sorts of things in Game 5 to breathe life into their power play. They moved Colton Parayko to the first unit. They gave a look at defenseman Joel Edmundson. Was there anything out…


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Fri, 05 May 2017 00:30:00 -0500

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Blues lead Nashville — in television ratings

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500

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Brodziak sitting out Game 4 was surprise

Wed, 03 May 2017 23:55:00 -0500

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Roughed up by refs? Blues steamed by controversial call in Game 4 loss

Wed, 03 May 2017 10:30:00 -0500

Nashville wins 2-1 and builds commanding 3-1 lead in best-of-seven playoff series that heads back to Scottrade Center for Game 5 on Friday.


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Ortiz: Lack of discipline proves costly to Blues

Wed, 03 May 2017 04:10:00 -0500

Team could not afford stupid lapses in concentration or self control at Bridgestone Arena, where they are 0-4 between the postseason and regular season.


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Ex-Blue Hunt stays ready if Predators need him

Wed, 03 May 2017 00:05:00 -0500

Brad Hunt has given Nashville insurance on defense since being acquired in January.



Blues making lineup changes for Game 4

Tue, 02 May 2017 13:25:00 -0500

Sanford and Paajarvi are expected to play, likely making Brodziak and Barbashev healthy scratches.


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Ortiz: Blues finally hate the Predators

Mon, 01 May 2017 14:10:00 -0500

It may not quite match the intensity of the Blues’ rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks, but there’s something brewing against the Predators.


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