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Backes says the Blues need to make changes or it’s “insanity”

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Insanity, meet the St. Louis Blues. It’s really no mystery that Blues fans have to be insane to continually support a team that crashes out early in the playoffs year after year, but one would hope those in charge of making roster decisions aren’t as equally disturbed. David Backes thinks the...
Via Frozen Notes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Doug Armstrong wants to see more from Paul Stastny

Near the beginning of May, I wrote a post discussing Paul Stastny and the fact he has a lot to prove in his second year with the Blues. Though Stastny wasn’t horrible in 2014-15, he didn’t live up to enormous expectations and an equally large paycheck. This sentiment was widely felt by Blues fans and it turns out that Doug Armstrong shares the same feelings. Armstrong recently...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Ken Hitchcock’s contract extended for one year

After a not-so-long wait, one of the St. Louis Blues’ biggest offseason questions has been answered. Ken Hitchcock will continue to lead the Blues as head coach, at least for one year. On Tuesday, general manager Doug Armstrong  announced that Ken Hitchcock has signed a one-year extension to his contract that would have ended during this offseason. Surely, there are benefits and...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues want to be more reckless next season

The St. Louis Blues of 2014-15 were a cautious, calculated group which was evidenced by their approach against the Minnesota Wild. This strategy failed and now the Blues are trying to figure out what they need to do to improve in 2015-16. After listening to both Ken Hitchcock and Doug Armstrong, the new plan can be summarized with one word: reckless. The Blues hope to play a faster...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock doesn’t think goaltending is an issue for the Blues

When the St. Louis Blues were dumped out of the playoffs in the first round, it was clear that the team needed to make changes in order to reach the next level. After bringing back Ken Hitchcock, it’s clear the team will need to make those changes on the ice if they hope to avoid more playoff embarrassment. Where can the team improve? Many Blues fans point to the team’s core...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Ken Hitchcock’s return demands a roster shuffle

The little song and dance with the St. Louis Blues and Ken Hitchcock has officially come to an end. After courting Mike Babcock and losing him to loads of money in Canada, General Manager Doug Armstrong called Ken Hitchcock back and told him let’s give it another year. That’s right. A one year deal brings back a coach who hasn’t gotten past the second round in his last four...
Via STLSportsMinute
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock Re-Signs For One More Season

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran head coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock announced a one-year contract Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took over as Blues coach during the 2011-2012 season. He has led St. Louis to an NHL-best 175-79-27 regular-season record since then. The postseason has been a different...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock to sign one-year deal with Blues

Ken Hitchcock agreed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Hitchcock, 63, comes off a season in which he led the Blues to the Central Division title and 109 points, third-most in franchise history. The Blues were eliminated by the Minnesota Wild in six games in the Western Conference First Round. The Blues were granted permission by the Detroit Red...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Devil Martin Brodeur Selling New Jersey Townhouse (Photos)

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history lies in New Jersey, but he’ll only be there in spirit for now. The former Devils goaltender is selling his West Orange, N.J., townhouse as he starts the next chapter of his career as an assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur retired in January after spending part of the 2014-15 season with the Blues. Brodeur’s townhouse...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Martin Brodeur named assistant GM

It appears that elite goaltender Martin Brodeur will be making St. Louis his home for at least the next three years. On Wednesday, it was announced that the future hall-of-famer goaltender has signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Blues naming him as assistant general manager. While St. Louis was certainly not the place that Brodeur was expected to retire, this deal will...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Make up your mind on Ken Hitchcock

I could just be confused, but wasn’t it Doug Armstrong, General Manager of the St. Louis Blues who said back in September that the head coaching job was Ken Hitchcock’s until the coach decided he didn’t want it. If that’s so, then why does every comment from Hitchcock sound like a man waiting in a green room for the director to call his name to the set? What is going on...
Via STLSportsMinute
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Brodeur becomes Blues' assistant general manager

ST. LOUIS (AP) Record-setting goalie Martin Brodeur has signed a three-year contract to become the St. Louis Blues' assistant general manager. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Wednesday. The 43-year-old Brodeur played seven games for St. Louis this season, retiring Jan. 29 to become a senior adviser to Armstrong. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues name Martin Brodeur assistant general manager

  Record-setting goalie Martin Brodeur has signed a three-year contract to become the St. Louis Blues' assistant general manager. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Wednesday. The 43-year-old Brodeur played seven games for St. Louis this season, retiring Jan. 29 to become a senior adviser to Armstrong. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading the Devils...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Colin White

Get to Know Colin WhiteDate of Birth: 1/30/1997 Place of Birth: Hanover, MA, USA Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Right Wing/Center Team: United States National Under-18 Team Colin White is not your typical mid-to-late first round prospect, especially coming from the US Development Program. His game is much more mature and while he isn’t nearly the flashy prospect...
Via BSN Denver
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues, Predators Need To Shake It Up

It was a disappointing end to a strong season for both the St. Louis Blues and the Nashville Predators. Sadly, this seems to be the headline after every season in recent years. Both teams put together strong regular season finishing first and second in the division respectively, but failed to make a run in the postseason once again. With that disappointment, both teams need to shake...
Via Beyond The Benches
15 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Ken Hitchcock’s future remains uncertain

There are many factors to consider while trying to figure out why the St. Louis Blues just cannot make it past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Some would argue that the Blues’ goaltending didn’t match the play of the competitors. While others would argue that the Blues had lost their offensive attack. However, most of the focus has been on Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves For The St. Louis Blues

View image | The St. Louis Blues had another disappointing postseason after a stellar regular season. Seem like this is the storyline after every season. It is a big offseason for the Blues as changes need to be made. Here are what I think are the top 5 moves that need to be made. 5. Try to trade Paul Stastny In his first year with St. Louis Stastny was okay. He...
Via Beyond The Benches
26 days ago  |  Discuss

In hindsight, a 2015 Blues Stanley Cup Champs tattoo was a bad idea

After yet another stellar regular season campaign, the St. Louis Blues again were ousted in the first round for the third consecutive season, the latest coming at the hands of the Minnesota Wild in six games. A contest put on by St. Louis sports radio’s The Rizzuto Show on 105.7 FM The Point posed a...Read More The post In hindsight, a Blues 2015 Stanley Cup Champs tattoo was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ken Hitchcock says he won’t change goalies, immediately changes his mind

Hockey is sometimes painfully ironic. The latest example of that was when Ken Hitchcock was interviewed on the bench and reiterated that he wasn’t going to make a goalie change after Jake Allen coughed up a soft goal against the Wild. Hitchcock said that Allen is a young guy who is learning and the team has to stick with him. Approximately 30 seconds and another soft goal later...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues' Jackman: It could be cup or bust regarding future with St. Louis

The Stanley Cup has eluded the St. Louis Blues for their entire 47-year history. Naturally, Barret Jackman — who has spent his whole 12-year NHL career with St. Louis, has never enjoyed the opportunity to hoist the highly coveted 34.5 pound piece of silver either. This year is thought to be different for Jackman and the Blues, though. They championed the highly competitive Central...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Paul mayor after Wild’s blowout loss: ‘WTF was that?’

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman (above, left, with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and mascot Nordy) took to Twitter on Wednesday night and articulated quite well the general disposition of Minnesota Wild fans in the wake of the team’s 6-1 shellacking at the hands of the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of the teams’ playoff...Read More The post St. Paul mayor on Twitter after Wild’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues to wear customized Cardinals warmup jerseys (Photos)

The St. Louis Blues will be celebrating the start of the new MLB season by wearing customized St. Louis Cardinals hockey jerseys during warmups prior to their final home game on April 11th.Center Paul Stastny modeled his jersey for the media:@PhilHecken The @StLouisBlues are wearing these jerseys for warm-ups on April 11 to celebrate the return of baseball.—...
Via Holdout Sports
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Is 3-on-3 overtime a good choice for the NHL?

It's an old-school versus new-school debate on how to handle overtimes in the NHL. 3-on-3 or the tie game? You decide while we ponder. The post The NHL Goes Back To The Pond: How Do We Feel About 3-On-3? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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