Found March 13, 2012 on
from Michael Farber of Sports Illustrated, As the red numbers hit 9:00 on the digital wall clock that counts down to the opening face-off against the Blackhawks on March 6, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, trailed by his assistants, enters the dressing room. He issues reminders (“Don’t get [caught] stickhandling and making ‘hope-for’ plays”) and ticks off the Chicago starters, each of whom is greeted with derisive hoots (“Sucks!” “Loser!”). Now the coach yields to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, whom he has entrusted this night with the duty of introducing the players who will start for St. Louis.
“In goal, our guy Jaro.” Jaroslav Halak….
“Right wing, Chief Running Water, T.J. Oshie.” Oshie is one quarter Ojibwe.
“At center the best dog rescuer in Houston, David Backes.” The St. Louis captain flew to Texas during the January All-Star break to rescue three strays, which he brought back to a nearby animal shelter.
“And by special request, the only guy I know ballsy enough to call o
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed their first overall draft pick in 2010, Jaden Schwartz, to an entry level contract. Schwartz will join the Blues in Chicago when they visit the Blackhawks tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m.
"Jaden had an excellent college career and we are excited that he is...
The St. Louis Blues have won all 16 games in which forward T.J. Oshie has recorded a point since January 1st. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images
The St. Louis Blues have rose to the top of the NHL standings with 97 points for many reasons.
Head coach Ken Hitchcock is easily the favorite for NHL coach of the year and his guiding hand is certainly one reason for the Blues success...
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed their first overall draft pick in 2010, Jaden Schwartz, to an entry level contract. Schwartz will join the Blues in Chicago when they visit the Blackhawks tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m CT.
“Jaden had an excellent college career and we are excited that he...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The sale to a group led by club minority owner Tom Stillman recently has made substantial progress, and the expectations are that a deal might be closed in a matter of weeks.
The NHL, which seized control of the Blues from former chairman Dave Checketts, is running the sale process. In late January, league deputy commissioner...
The St. Louis Blues signed forward Jaden Schwartz to an entry level contract Monday.Schwartz was selected in the first-round by the Blues in the 2010 draft and will join the team Tuesday in Chicago for a game with the Blackhawks."It's been a dream of mine to play in the NHL and I'm excited to be able to do as a St. Louis Blue," Schwartz said.The 19-year-old is a...
The St. Louis Blues have the most points in the NHL - and one of the reasons they can credit for that success is an impressive penalty kill.
St. Louis went 8-for-8 on the penalty during Sunday's 2-1 triumph over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blues (45-18-7, 97 points) have gone 14 contests without yielding a power-play goal, successfully extinguishing 47 straight infractions...
Some saves from yesterday’s game against Columbus, including a couple of 2-on-0 rushes.
In his last ten starts, Jaroslav Halak has not allowed more than 2 goals.
Passing along some news this afternoon regarding the status of St. Louis Blues prospect Jaden Schwartz.
According to Brian Gomez, the Colorado College men's hockey team beat writer for the Colorado Springs Gazette, Schwartz is expected to sign a pro contract as soon as Tuesday. One that pays $700,000/year in the NHL and $250,000/year in the AHL. Of course it would be prorated...
It didnât take long for Jaden Schwartz to make a decision regarding his future as professional hockey player. Just two days after his sophomore season at Colorado College ended heâs following his heart, his sister Mandiâs advice, to the NHL. Heâll join the St. Louis Blues in Chicago fresh off signing a three year Entry Level Contract (ELC) Monday.
With their defense and special teams leading the way, the red-hot St. Louis Blues are nearing their first division title since 2000.
While the Blues have been superb lately, trips to Chicago usually haven't brought out their best.
St. Louis will try to add to its season-high win streak Tuesday night by snapping a five-game road skid to the Blackhawks, who likely won't have...
Follow me @jaeckel
St Louis Blues @ Chicago Blackhawks
CSN Chicago, Fox Midwest
St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie is a vital part of a Blues penalty killing unit that has killed off 47 consecutive penalties and has helped the Blues win eleven of their last 14 games. - Photo courtesy of Getty Images The St. Louis Blues have the best defensive team in the NHL and possibly the hottest goalie in the league in Jaroslav Halak. Halak won his eighth game in a row...