Allen Has Erased Any Doubt

It’s been almost 10 years since the St. Louis Blues drafted goaltender Jake Allen as the 34th overall pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. After years of scrutiny, a midseason rebirth and an amazing postseason Jake “the Snake” Allen has finally proven himself to the St. Louis fanbase. Blues Beginnings It was one of the worst times in franchise history. After the 2004 NHL lockout...
Via The Hockey Writers
23 hours ago

Listen to NHL officials who were mic’d up in the second round of the 2017 playoffs

Back in April, hockey fans were treated with a video revealing what was being said by the NHL’s officials on the ice during the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the second round of action complete, a new video has been released by Sportsnet highlighting some of the conversations by officials and it’s again extremely interesting.Listen in as the officials review...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jori Lehtera blames the World Cup, pressure and his pay raise for poor play in 2016-17

It’s rare for Blues fans to all agree on the same thing, but one theme which tied all fans together throughout the 2016-17 season was the miserable play from Jori Lehtera. What drove his struggles? Blues fans have their ideas (a lack of talent seems to be a common guess), but Lehtera believes it had to do with the World Cup of Hockey and the additional pressure under his new contract...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: A Tale of Two Teams

As another National Hockey League season has come to a close for the St. Louis Blues I’d like to take a look back at another extraordinarily average season. As usual the Blues lacked in playoff hockey and weren’t able to find their way to a Stanley Cup. However, the end of the season spelled a bit of optimism for fans. After the firing of Head Coach Ken Hitchcock on February...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
Via Yardbarker
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko: “It was honestly the hardest season in my career”

The 2016-17 season was one filled with ups and downs for the St. Louis Blues. From some of the highest of highs (Winter Classic victory, resurgence under Mike Yeo and first round series win over Minnesota), the Blues also experienced some of the lowest lows (stumbling with Hitchcock, Kevin Shattenkirk trade and a playoff exit to Nashville) a team can face over the course of one year...
Via Frozen Notes
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL fines P.K. Subban for ’embellishing’ a legitimate shot to the head

During Game 4 of a second-round matchup with the St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban was given a penalty for embellishment after getting hit in the head by Joel Edmundson. Few could see what the officials saw on the play, but apparently, somebody in the NHL’s offices agreed with the refs in the game.Subban was fined $2,000 by the NHL on Wednesday because...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues take strong dose of optimism into offseason

Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo says the Blues didn’t hate the Predators, but they do now

The St. Louis Blues find themselves in a 2-1 series hole against the Nashville Predators and are trying to figure out what’s behind their troubles. The Blues have a lot of areas to work on, ranging from faceoffs to generating more scoring opportunities, but apparently they’re improving in the “hate” department.Blues head coach Mike Yeo says that one of his fears entering...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues need to do the little things against the Predators

After tying their second round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs 1-1 behind Vladimir Tarasenko’s two goals, the St. Louis Blues laid an egg against the Nashville Predators on Sunday afternoon, losing 3-1, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score. The Blues now find themselves down 2-1 in the series, and needing to find another gear if they are going to overcome the Predators...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko among elite company in terms of playoff goals

Vladimir Tarasenko broke out in a big way in Game 2 against the Nashville Predators, scoring two goals to lead the Blues to a 3-2 victory. Tarasenko’s two strikes pushed him to 22 total playoff goals in his career. Those 22 goals through 40 career playoff games place him among elite company. As you can see, Tarasenko is now tied for sixth for most goals scored across his first...
Via Frozen Notes
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ Twitter account calls out fan for racist P.K. Subban tweet

The St. Louis Blues’ official Twitter account on Wednesday night called out a fan over a racist tweet about P.K. Subban during the Nashville Predators' 4-3 Game 1 win.Subban made significant contributions to help stake the Predators to a 1-0 lead in the teams’ second-round playoff series, notching a goal and adding two assists. The standout play by Subban apparently drove one...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/28: Wilt's last game

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Opening Day.Happy birthday today to Byron Scott, Jason Garrett, Keith Tkachuk and Luke Walton. On this date in 1973 Wilt Chamberlain played his last game in the NBA.Daily brain workoutThe 'Just a reminder...
Via Yardbarker
March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Allen, Stastny lead Blues to 3-0 win, halting five-game skid

DENVER -- Paul Stastny scored his first goal against his former team, Jake Allen stopped 27 shots and the St. Louis Blues ended a five-game skid by beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Sunday night. Stastny got the Blues going with a power-play goal early in the first period, his first score in 11 career games against Colorado. He spent eight seasons with the Avalanche before leaving...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Recent deals have already provided a trade deadline preview

Each year the trade deadline in the NHL comes and goes, there aren’t a lot of changes and people are left scratching their heads. Are these general managers so risk averse that they don’t want to make major trades?A few trades involving Patrick Eaves, Tomas Jurco, Martin Hanzal and Ben Bishop have taken place already, but they don’t inspire much drama.Let’s diagnose what...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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