Steve Ott doesn’t score goals or set up many offensive plays, but he is more than capable of delivering some huge hits. Here he crunches Andrew Shaw with a big hit.
DALLAS - Many fans and opposing players for that matter around the National Hockey League might not think much of Steve Ott, but during his long run with the Dallas Stars, No. 29 or "Otter" as he was known was a huge fan favorite.
The reasons for his immense appeal are not hard to pin down. For one, Ott was a homegrown guy, someone the Stars drafted and developed. Two, he was someone...
ST. LOUIS -- He was the "other" part of the trade that brought supposed netminding-savior Ryan Miller to St. Louis. But Miller is gone and Steve Ott remains, having signed a two-year free-agent contract with the Blues, the team announced Thursday.
Along with Miller, Ott, 31, arrived from Buffalo on Feb. 28 as the Blues made the deal to help spark a deep playoff run. Turns out neither...
I feared that the Rangers would evaluate their loss to the Kings and say “we got to get bigger and meaner”. The early returns on their 2014 off-season seem to suggest that is exactly what Glen Sather’s conclusion was. The Rangers seemingly went out of their way to draft size over skill in the early rounds of the 2014 draft (though that’s not entirely certain). They saw fit...
#487318047 / gettyimages.comThe Wild need toughness, and I agree that they need to get tougher. However, let's hope the Wild don't sign this piece of dog excrement. I am not in favor of this move whatsoever. Ott is one of those players that you would definitely hate, and don't ever want to see him on your team, either. Russo's Rants -- Here’s a look at how the Wild is shaping...
A lot of movement in this week’s edition of the NHL power rankings. It’s mostly the same teams at the top, but the middle-class looks starkly different compared to a week ago – as it likely will next week, too. The jockeying continues!
St. Louis (46-14-7)
The Blues have yet to lose in regulation since...
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Ott couldn't hide the smile.
Before the reporter could finish spitting out the question, the new St. Louis Blues forward heard the word "playoffs." He knew where the query was headed, referencing the move from last-place Buffalo to second-place St. Louis and an opportunity for a postseason run.
"I knew this was a special group and coming right into...
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Scotty Bowman never thought much about building a tradition when he got his first NHL head coaching gig in 1968 with the expansion St. Louis Blues.
"I was just hoping to get the ship righted," said Bowman, an assistant who took over the team mid-season when coach Lynn Patrick resigned after a slow start. "We didn't even make the playoffs until the final week of...
The Children’s Wish of Canada recipient 12-year-old Braden Nienaber was able to skate with the Washington Capitals and then dropped a ceremonial puck for the Washington Capitals-Buffalo Sabres game. Nienaber even threw Sabres captain Steve Ott out of the circle, much to the delight of the fans. Definitely a cool experience for Nienaber and his family.
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