Found January 19, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
The St. Louis Blues are set to begin the abbreviated 2013 season on Saturday night against the Detroit Red Wings at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The anticipation among fans in St. Louis for the season has reached a boiling point as many expect this year's Blues team to compete not only for a second consecutive playoff appearance, but possibly for the Stanley Cup as well. The guys from The Cruddy Show previewed and predicted just how the Blues would do this season with the likes of David Backes leading the team and Alex Pietrangelo anchoring the defense. The guys touched on who they think will lead the Blues in goals, assists, fights, and many other categories. They also predict just how far they think the Blues will go this season. Take a listen in the player below to the most recent recent episode of the show to hear the predictions before the puck drops against the Red Wings on Saturday night. Listen to internet radio with Cruddy Show on Blog Talk Radio The Cru...

Blues ready to finally start shortened season

ST. LOUIS A season some thought would never happen officially begins Saturday night. And the Blues are as ready as they can be to get it going. More than eight months since being eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, the Blues will take to the Scottrade Center ice Saturday with just six days of official practice and no preseason games. Weve had great...

Pietrangelo’s Stock Continues To Rise

from Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat, In a league where franchise defensemen are the gold standard, the St. Louis Blues have one of the NHL's most valuable assets in Alex Pietrangelo. Pietrangelo turns 22 today. His elite performance forces opposing teams to account for him every time he is on the ice. "The second half of last season, he played with a target...

Blues agree to terms with veteran defenseman

ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has reached a deal, in principal, with defenseman Wade Redden today. Terms of the contract are for one-year and 800,000. "Wade is a solid two-way defenseman," said Armstrong. "We believe his experience will complement and add stability to our defensive core."...

Tarasenko shines in Blues' shutout win over Red Wings

ST. LOUIS -- The lockout forced Vladimir Tarasenko to delay his NHL debut with the St. Louis Blues, but it turned out to be worth the wait. The 20-year-old Tarasenko, who had been playing in his native Russia during the lockout, scored the first two goals of his NHL career Saturday night -- on his first two shots -- to lead the Blues to a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings...

What About The Blues?

As the long winter of our discontent comes to a close and the NHL season finally gets underway, it is time to consider where the St. Louis Blues are going from here.  All during the lockout of 2012, I had a hard time thinking about hockey and how my team would do, because I did not know if such thoughts would be in vain.  I was frankly amazed that they managed to pull it together...

How to Beat the Goalie: Halak

According to Andy Strickland, the St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock will give Jaroslav Halak the nod in Monday's game against the Predators. The "How to Beat the Goalie" posts continue breaking down the St. Louis starter. The St. Louis Blues have a goaltending problem, however it is a good problem, opposed to the problem the Vancouver Canucks have with...

Someone opened the Roman Polak Door

"Quick quick! Someone close the door!" Too late. Photo Credit - The Hockey News

Central Divison Preview

Now we move onto the Central Division #1. St. Louis Blues- The Blues won arguably the hardest division in the NHL last season, and I think they are poised to do it again. With a goalie tandem of Halak and Elliot, Jennings Trophy winners last season, there aren’t many pucks going into the net behind these goalies. David Backes, [...]

Rookie nets 2 in NHL debut to lift Blues

Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in his NHL debut and Chris Stewart also had a pair of goals Saturday night to help the St. Louis Blues manhandle the Detroit Red Wings in a 6-0 rout. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, general manager Doug Armstrong and goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott posed at center ice with postseason trophies earned from last season's Central Division...

PANIC TOWN? Is there reason to worry after the Wings’ dreadful season opener in St. Louis?

The Red Wings’ much anticipated regular season opener last night came with a huge thud in likes of a 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues. In every aspect the game the Wings were simply dominated by a Blues team who the Wings have had plenty of success against in past seasons. And aside from being 0-1 to start a lockout shortened season where each game can be extremely crucial, the...

Red Wings-Blues game-day updates: Langenbrunner out for Blues, Mursak in for Wings

The Detroit Red Wings will begin their 2013 season against the St. Louis Blues tonight (8 PM EST, FSD with a one-hour preview, beforehand, 97.1 FM), and the Blues have completed their morning skate, as noted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford... Looks like tonight's lines are 57-42-74, 9-21-25, 10-20-91, 17-12-15. #stlblues — Jeremy Rutherford...

Blues-Predators Preview

Perhaps no team turned in as dominant an opener as the St. Louis Blues did. The Nashville Predators certainly did not measure up to that standard. These Central Division rivals made far different first impressions as they get set for Monday night's matchup in Nashville. St. Louis outshot Detroit 36-14 in a 6-0 home victory Saturday. T.J. Oshie had a goal and two assists and...

Bommarito Automotive Group weekend update

There are several sports stories and headlines for you to keep up with this weekend. Every Friday in the Bommarito Sports Update we will help sift through it all to keep you updated. Some of the key storylines to follow this weekend are... Scott Rovak-USA TODAY SPORTS ICE ICE BABY! Dust off those David Backes jerseys, the Blues are back on the ice starting this weekend! FULL TV...
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