A quick fit for Stastny could signal a strong start for Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Expectations are as high as ever for the Blues heading into the start of training camp next Thursday. If coming up six points short of the Presidents' Trophy despite a miserable finish in 2013-14 wasn't enough, St. Louis clearly established itself as a Stanley Cup contender with some key signings this offseason. But that doesn't guarantee smooth sailing when...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo ranked 7th best defenseman by

Here’s a story you already knew. Blues fans are more than aware that Alex Pietrangelo is one of the best defenseman in the NHL, but in case they and other hockey fans forgot, Pietrangelo was recently ranked 7th among all d-men heading into 2014-15 by Here’s what they had to say about Petro: Pietrangelo is, in a sense, the ideal defenseman because he does everything well...
Via Frozen Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Backes and Pietrangelo are top-50 players in EA’s NHL 15

EA has been slowly revealing their player ratings for NHL 15 over the last couple of weeks. To date, there hasn’t been much to get excited about for Blues fans. That changed when EA unveiled their top-50 player, based on ratings, for the game which comes out in September. David Backes and Alex Pietrangelo cracked the top-50 list, checking in at 38th and 31st, respectively. Backes...
Via Frozen Notes
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

No awards for the Blues, though some were in the running

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues didn't take home any individual awards at the 2014 NHL Awards show Tuesday night in Las Vegas, but three players finished in the running, and one received all-star team acclaim. For the second time in three seasons, defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was selected to the NHL Second All-Star Team. The No. 4 overall pick in the 2008 draft, Pietrangelo has quickly...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Blues Series Draws Eery Comparison to 2013 for St. Louis

Chicago Blackhawks Hockey – This first round matchup between two bitter rivals has been one for the ages. Taking a closer looks at this epic battle draws an eery comparison to the St. Louis Blues’ first round collapse just last year against the Los Angeles Kings. Both times the Blues were facing the defending Stanley Cup Champions, both times they held a two game to none advantage...
Via Sports Mockery
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Fatigue could be key factor in Game 2 of Blackhawks-Blues playoff series

ST. LOUIS -- A mood of euphoric exhaustion carried over to the next day after the St. Louis Blues won the longest game in franchise history and got the upper hand against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo's legs were stiff and he said it felt as if the Blues played two games to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 in triple overtime in the opener of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo was mic’d up for OT winner

Alex Pietrangelo was mic’d up during Game 1 between the Blues and Blackhawks. Even after being on the ice for over 44 minutes (44:08 to be exact), Pietrangelo still had plenty of energy left to celebrate Alexander Steen’s goal. Things that make this video awesome: 1. Steve Ott is apparently “Otter” according to Pietrangelo. 2. That giggle after Steen scores. 3. Muffled screams...
Via Frozen Notes
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

TJ Oshie Is Still Missing A Bag From The Sochi Olympics

Originally Alex Pietrangelo, TJ Oshie and David Backes were all missing a bag from the Olympics, but FedEx managed to find Pietrangelo and Backes’ gear. But after allowing FedEx to continually search, they still can’t find anything. From Assistant director of media relations for the St. Louis Blues Dan O’Neill: “After about 20 days of allowing FedEx to do an internal search...
Via Diehardsport
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Have you seen this Olympic hero's luggage?

ST. LOUIS -- Lest you think annoying things don't happen to Olympic heroes, consider this: T.J. Oshie's lost luggage from his trip to Sochi, Russia, is still missing. It wasn't everything -- just his Team USA bag. But it had memorabilia from a journey in which he dazzled the world with his shootout wizardry and went from relative unknown (outside St. Louis) at the tail...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Defensemen Collide, Give Up 2 on 0

St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo fell down at center ice at the same time Kevin Shattenkirk was pivoting backwards. Shattenkick never saw Pietrangelo and the two collided, giving the Philadelphia Flyers a 2 on 0. Lucky for them they had Ryan Miller back to make the save. This was a pretty bold defensive strategy the Blues were using here and I wouldn’t recommend it to...
Via Diehardsport
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Fans May Be In Panic Mode, But Not the Team

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The final horn hadn’t yet sounded Wednesday on the Blues’ 4-0 loss to Chicago, and many panicking fans were sounding off with predictions about what will prevent the club from winning its first Stanley Cup this season. The defeat was the Blues’ first in regulation in their last 10 games, but after legitimate fretting...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Norris Trophy Predictions

Who is the best all-around defenseman for the 2013-14 NHL season? Here are my top four nominees: Alex Pietrangelo - St. Louis Blues Duncan Keith - Chicago Blackhawks Erik Karlsson - Ottawa Senators PK Subban - Montreal Canadiens All 4 defensemen are having outstanding seasons. It is going to be a close race between Karlsson who has the most points and Keith who has the better +/-. My
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Schwartz scores twice, Blues sprint past Oilers 6-2

ST. LOUIS -- Alex Pietrangelo started a four-goal third period and Jaden Schwartz scored twice to help the NHL-leading St. Louis Blues beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-2 on Thursday night. St. Louis has won six of seven overall and eight of nine against Edmonton. The Oilers lost for the second time in five games. Pietrangelo, Schwartz and T.J. Oshie scored in 7:14 span at the outset of...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Olympians getting back to normal, back to winning ways

ST. LOUIS -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock issued a warning, of sorts, following his team's morning skate Tuesday. Immediately after lauding the recent play of three of his team's Olympians -- forward Patrik Berglund and defensemen Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo -- the veteran coach cautioned that the Blues' other Olympians still weren't quite back to normal and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

FSMW's Panger and Bernie on the Blues heading into their final 25 games

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues aren't done yet. Coach Ken Hitchcock won't let this team rest on its impressive laurels from the first 57 games of the 2013-14 season, which included the team having the best record in club history at the halfway point and then using a strong finish before the Olympic break to move into first place in the Central Division and second in the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Olympians quickly shift focus from Sochi back to the Cup

ST. LOUIS -- It didn't take long for Alex Pietrangelo to switch his focus from winning the gold medal for Team Canada to winning a Stanley Cup with the St. Louis Blues in a few months. Moments after Canada beat Sweden to win the gold medal, the Blues' defenseman found his coach, Ken Hitchcock, who was an assistant with Team Canada, on the ice at the Bolshoy Ice Dome in Sochi...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Blues return home with medals from Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics are over. Four members of the St. Louis Blues are returning to St. Louis with an Olympic medal in hand. Jay Bouwmeester and Alex Pietrangelo are bringing gold medals back home while Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund are returning with silver medals.  Overall, it was an extremely impressive showing by the St. Louis Blues in Sochi. Four of the team...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bouwmeester, Pietrangelo hope to build on chemistry

When assembling an Olympic hockey roster, pairs of players from the same NHL team are attractive to countries because in a two-week tournament, existing chemistry can be a major factor. But when Blues general manager Doug Armstrong, who doubles as the director of player personnel for Team Canada, vouched for defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester to his Olympic management...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Diehard: Gustav Nyquist Snipe, Alex Pietrangelo saves goal, Sochi goals travel in crate, Kate Mara

Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist had an unreal shot on Thursday night: St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo saved a goal with a gorgeous play: Women’s Olympic hockey players had to walk from the rink where their locker room was to the practice rink, which proved too difficult a task for the goalies. The beds in Sochi aren’t big enough for Zdeno Chara, so they...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Berglund scores 2 in Blues' 6-2 win

Patrick Berglund scored twice and Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Columbus, which led 2-0 lead after the first period, has lost three of four after winning three in a row. Maxim Lapierre gave St. Louis its first lead at 3-2 with his fifth goal...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Berglund scores two in Blues' 6-2 win

ST. LOUIS -- Patrick Berglund scored twice and Vladimir Sobotka and Alex Pietrangelo each had a goal and an assist as the St. Louis Blues beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win. Columbus, which led 2-0 lead after the first period, has lost three of four after winning three in a row. Maxim Lapierre gave St. Louis its first lead at 3-2 with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

James van Riemsdyk scores bizarre goal off of Alex Pietrangelo

Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk threw the puck at the net from the halfway and it skipped towards the net. St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo tried to corral the puck and he kicked it into  the net past goalie Brian Elliott. The Blues went on to win the game 6-3 so Pietrangelo doesn’t have to feel too bad about it and you can be sure his teammates will...
Via Diehardsport
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Power Rankings: Week 7

1. St. Louis Blues (16-3-3, 35 Points) Last Week: 1 There isn’t a team in the NHL that is built for a Stanley Cup run better than the St. Louis Blues. They have the best blueline in the league that is anchored by a potential Norris nominee in Alex Pietrangelo, a group of forwards that embody Hitchcock’s two-way style of play and a very solid goaltending duo in Halak and Elliott...
Via The Nosebleeds
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo Fantasy Hockey Picks 2013 2014

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
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues believe they're ready for deep run

Signing cornerstone defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to a seven-year contract extension was just a matter of time for the St. Louis Blues. Two days into training camp, it was a done deal and there was happy talk he will be here for life. The Blues believe the ice-hogging, offensive-minded Pietrangelo is the guy who can lead a team built to go deep into the playoffs. And it's a team...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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