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The 5 best hockey fights from Week 8

Welcome to a post-Thanksgiving edition of Hockey Fights of the Week. We hope you had a great time with family and friends and are ready to put aside all of those loving feelings for a few minutes to watch some hockey players throw some punches. 5. Brad Malone (CAR) vs Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (PHI) – Nov. 23rd Malone is the more experienced fighter and it shows. Even when he’s...
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November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The 5 best hockey fights from Week 8

Welcome to a post-Thanksgiving edition of Hockey Fights of the Week. We hope you had a great time with family and friends and are ready to put aside all of those loving feelings for a few minutes to watch some hockey players throw some punches. 5. Brad Malone (CAR) vs Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (PHI) – Nov. 23rd Malone is the more experienced fighter and it shows. Even when he’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Steen leads the way as Blues survive late Canucks surge 4-3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist and the St. Louis Blues held off the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Friday night. Jori Lehtera, Robert Bortuzzo and Kyle Brodziak also scored for St. Louis (4-1-0), which has won three straight and was playing its second game in as many nights after beating the Oilers 4-2 in Edmonton on Thursday. Jake Allen stopped...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues asked to overcome early injuries

The 2015-16 season is still in its infancy, but the St. Louis Blues are already being challenged to overcome adversity. Robby Fabbri went down with a concussion in just his second career NHL games. Kevin Shattenkirk suffered a lower-body injury and will likely miss a couple games. In a division/conference in which every point is extremely valuable, the Blues’ depth is being tested...
Via Frozen Notes
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Roster decisions remain for St. Louis Blues

Just a few days before the start of the 2015-2016 NHL season on Oct. 7, the St. Louis Blues find themselves in a tough situation. While other teams have already trimmed their rosters down to what will most likely be the lineup they dress for their first game, the St. Louis Blues still need to make some important decisions about their roster. As of now, the Blues have 27 players on...
Via isportsweb.com
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Finally Make Some Wise Moves

View image | gettyimages.com To be honest, I was dreading the NHL draft and free agent signing season. The Penguins latest trades were, for the most part, not so good. And the practice of bankrupting our pool of young talent to purchase aging veterans does not sit well with me. Trading away our two top hitters, Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo, was a classic blunder of unparalleled...
Via TopSportsReport
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Lock up Vladimir Tarasenko long time!

I’ll be quite honest. The St. Louis Blues offseason has been just fine except for one thing. Vladimir Tarasenko hasn’t been signed yet. They resigned Robert Bortuzzo, Chris Butler, Jori Lehtera, Jake Allen and traded T.J. Oshie’s remaining 9 million away to Washington for a decent return. All that is left to do is give their most talented player a long term deal. Please lock...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues ink defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a two-year deal

The St. Louis Blues announced on Friday that the club has signed defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a two-year contract. Bortuzzo, 26, first joined the Blues via trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins on March 2, last season. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound defenseman went on to post two points (one goal, one assist) and 25 penalty minutes in 13 regular season games with the Blues after logging six...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Robert Bortuzzo is the new Jax

I know what you are thinking. Buffa, what the hell? You write about Justin Williams and the Caps sign him. You ponder the idea of Martin St. Louis and he retires. The St. Louis Blues haven’t signed Vladimir Tarasenko yet but gave Jori Lehtera a three year extension, signed Chris Butler and made sure their minor league Chicago Wolves affiliate was well stocked. What now? Well, the...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Robert Bortuzzo injured?

Free Bortuzzo. That’s the rally cry Blues fans have been screaming on Twitter ever since the Blues announced their lineup for Game 1 against the Wild. Following the Game 3 disaster, the cry grew louder and fans questioned why Ken Hitchcock was ignoring the physical defenseman. Is it because of his puck-handling? Is Carl Gunnarsson truly the better option? Or is it for a different...
Via Frozen Notes
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

HotTake Tuesday: Are The Pens Defensemen Too Soft?

In this week’s edition of HotTake Tuesday, Nick and James discuss wether or not the Penguins defense is too cost, if grit is an overrated attribute for defensemen, and the NHL’s new Era of Clutch and Grab. Is the Penguins Defense Too Soft? Richter: It’s a “soft” defense, but it’s not too soft and that’s ok. The game isn’t played with hard-nosed defensemen anymore...
Via The PensNation
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues hope to finish road trip on high note when they face off with Flyers

After getting some time to rest and add new players, the St. Louis Blues will try to finish their five-game road stretch on a high note and aid their pursuit of the Central Division lead. The Blues will first seek to get back in the win column Thursday night by sending the Philadelphia Flyers to their fourth loss in five games. St. Louis got a chance to return home during a three...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Can We Start Calling the Penguins an Elite Defensive Hockey Team?

The Penguins struggles in the month of February are a great case study in what an ailing special teams unit can do to a hockey team. It’s no secret that the Penguins ability to score power-play goals has coincided with a recent four game win streak. One thing that hasn’t changed is their ability to put up sound results at even-strength defensively. Heading into the stretch-run...
Via The Pensblog
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Trade Deadline – Pens get deeper on defense

By: Meesh Shanmugam It’s all over. The trade deadline has come and gone with Jim Rutherford making two trades: 1) Robert Bortuzzo and a 7th round pick in 2016 to St. Louis for Ian Cole and 2) Simon Despres to Anaheim for Ben Lovejoy. Before we get into the trades, here’s a copy/paste from last night’s thoughts post about how I viewed the roster going into the trade deadline...
Via The PensNation
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues add depth, deal for Jokinen, Michalek, Bortuzzo

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues made three deals before the trade deadline, none of them game-changers. That was a big shift from the previous two seasons, when they acquired goalie Ryan Miller and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester in hopes of mounting a deep playoff push. General manager Doug Armstrong wasn't about to criticize high asking prices at Monday's deadline. Miller cost St...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues add defense and depth at the trade deadline

The St. Louis Blues were one of the most active teams on deadline day, completing three trades which addressed needs both at defense and in terms of their depth. The Blues acquired Zbynek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Jokinen over the course of the day and in doing so they gave Blues fans a lot to talk about. Let’s break this down. The Blues ended up receiving Michalek...
Via Frozen Notes
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Penguins trade Bortuzzo for Ian Cole of St. Louis

The Penguins have acquired Ian Cole (D) from St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo. He's 6' 1", 219 lb Age 26 Drafted 2007: 1st Rnd, 18th by STL Experience: 4 years. He played for Asst Coach Agnew in St. Louis.Assets: Can play a quality shutdown role. Has good size and strength, the ability to play a physical brand of hockey from the back end and some puck-moving skills.Flaws: Doesn't...
Via PensInitiative
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins trade Bortuzzo, draft pick to Blues for defenseman Ian Cole

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole's plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on the team at the time of the trade. The Penguins have been...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues trade Ian Cole to Penguins for Bortuzzo, draft pick

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole's plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on the team at the time of the trade. The Penguins have been...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues trade Ian Cole to Penguins for Bortuzzo, draft pick

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole's plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on the team at the time of the trade. The Penguins have been...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins acquire Cole from Blues for Bortuzzo and draft pick

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole's plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on the team at the time of the trade. The Penguins have...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade Tracker

By: Ken Will UPDATE — 1:34 PM We have a trade to announce! Finally… PITTSBURGH GETS — D Ian Cole ST. LOUIS GETS — D Robert Bortuzzo and Pittsburgh 7th Round Draft Pick in 2016 Ian Cole (blues.nhl.com) Ian Cole Cole is a 28 year-old 6’1 Left Shooting Defensemen. He is an RFA after this season and he’s currently making 900k. He has played in parts of five NHL seasons...
Via The PensNation
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

DEADLINE DEAL: Pens trade Player41 and pick to St. Louis for Ian Cole

#TradeCentre: @penguins trade D Robert Bortuzzo and 2016 7th rd pick to the @StLouisBlues for D Ian Cole. — TSN Hockey (@TSNHockey) March 2, 2015 Besides being a much better hockey player in general, Cole, though just as big as Bortuzzo at 6″1′ 219 lbs., is a bit more offensively minded defenseman and a much better fit for the Mike Johnston system.  The 7th round pick...
Via The Pensblog
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 2/16 – 2/22

This was an exciting week of hockey fights around the NHL. We had a ton of solid fights to choose from for this week’s list and it was tricky picking just five. Your opinion may vary, but we think this was one of the best group of fights we’ve seen all season long. 5. Michael Latta (WAS) vs Robert Bortuzzo (PIT) – Feb. 17th Pretty solid fight for the fifth position, don’t...
Via Bloguin Best
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 2/16 – 2/22

This was an exciting week of hockey fights around the NHL. We had a ton of solid fights to choose from for this week’s list and it was tricky picking just five. Your opinion may vary, but we think this was one of the best group of fights we’ve seen all season long. 5. Michael Latta (WAS) vs Robert Bortuzzo (PIT) – Feb. 17th Pretty solid fight for the fifth position, don’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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