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The St. Louis Blues drop the puck on the 2013-14 NHL regular season Thursday. Before the Nashville Predators visit Scottrade Center, let's examine five questions the Blues must answer during the quest for the Stanley Cup.
1) Halak is the guy. Can he hang?
Jaoslav Halak is clearly the starter despite playing in just 16 games last year. We've written plenty about Halak's return, how he spent the offseason in St. Louis building muscle and losing weight in order to limit the kind of groin injuries that sidelined him last season. All that's nice, but now it has to pay off.
Halak was less than stellar early in the preseason, but ended on a high note. The Tampa Bay Lightning scored four times on him Sept. 21, the first time Halak played in a live game since April 1. He then let a puck bounce over him and into the net during his one half of play in a Sept. 25 preseason loss to the Minnesota Wild.
"He's going to have to work at it," head coach Ken Hitchcock has ...
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ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues assigned 29-year-old forward Chris Porter to the Chicago Wolves -- the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate -- on Sunday.
Porter (6 feet 1, 209 pounds) posted eight points (two goals and six assists) in 29 games last season. In four NHL seasons, all with the Blues, Porter has recorded 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) and 27 penalty minutes...
It looks like Chris Porter is the odd man out for the St. Louis Blues. The team placed Porter on waivers Saturday, signaling that the battle for the fourth line has been decided. Assuming he clears waivers, Porter will report to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.
The Porter news means that the St. Louis roster is now complete.
Why was Porter the odd man out? It might all...
The St. Louis Blues are a legit Stanley Cup contender this season, which is more than you can say about most NHL teams. Too bad they don’t have a starting goalie. Actually, that might not be true. The St. Louis…Read more →The post Halak, Elliott & Allen, Oh My appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Every goalie has their own unique, individual routine to get them ready and loose for the game ahead. Brian Elliott's routine involves a tennis ball and a hallway. The end result is pretty impressive. Thanks to the official St. Louis Blues account on Instagram for this behind the scenes look.
Alex Pietrangelo of the St Louis Blues is the #7 defense points-only hockey pool pick. He is a Canadian born player who is 23 years old. His team is a strong contender and he is the main weapon on the backend. The Blues are likely to have another successful regular season, so you want to pick this defenseman in your fantasy hockey pool. A downside to drafting is he is young and has not
ST. LOUIS -- One of the biggest stories of the St. Louis Blues' off-season was the return of Hall of Famer Brett Hull to The Note as a front office executive. And when the Blues open the season Thursday against the Nashville Predators at Scottrade Center, Hull will drop the ceremonial puck.
FOX Sports Midwest coverage of the opener begins at 6 p.m. -- an hour before game time...
The St. Louis Blues begin the regular season Thursday night at home against the Nashville Predators, part of a five game home-stand to open up the regular season including a game against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. This will be the first of five meetings with Nashville this season. The Blues finished with a 3-1 record against the Predators last season....