Barstool deliberations by @buffalowins and @2ITB_Buffalo: Pressing the issue of no Sabres Pressers

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)   Chris: The Sabres yet again have decided against an end of season press conference, much to the dismay of the Buffalo sports media...
Via Buffalo Wins
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Parise and Wild overwhelm the Blues in 4-1 victory, win series

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 22: Ryan Suter #20 of the Minnesota Wild checks Ryan Reaves #75 of the St. Louis Blues into the boards during the second period in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 22, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) “If you got a problem, don’t care...
Via State of Hockey News
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blues’ infatuation over Steve Ott needs to end

The St. Louis Blues are making a grave mistake with how much they are using Steve Ott. Specifically, they need a reality check and need to realize what Ott actually brings to the table. In the team’s Game 5 loss at home, Ott saw over 15 minutes while other more talented forwards sat on the bench. What is Ken Hitchcock doing? Now, before this turns into a “We hate Steve Ott...
Via Frozen Notes
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Game #5: Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues 4/24/2015 @ 8:30PM CST at Scottrade Center

Series Tied at 2-2 Minnesota Wild 33.3% Power Play (1st) 85.7% Penalty Kill (9th) 61 Shots Blocked (10th) 115 Hits (11th ) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 2G  2A = 4pts 2. #11 Zach Parise ~ 1G  3A = 4pts 3. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 1G  3A = 4pts 4. #46 Jared Spurgeon ~ 1G  1A = 2pts 5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 1G  1A = 2pts Top 3 PIM’s: 1. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 4 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild can’t withstand Blues, fall 6-1 in St. Paul

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 18: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues looks to make a save against the Minnesota Wild during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 18, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Hockey fans normally relish a good tussle between players on the...
Via State of Hockey News
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Yep, Steve Ott is a Rodeo Clown

Yes it's true, Steve Ott is a rodeo clown. Personally, I would recommend circus clown instead. Rodeo clowns actually have a purpose in life. I am so glad that someone from that national media has finally said this. I think the Wild should be applauded for their restraint and not taking the bait from the St. Louis Blues. It has been fun to watch the Wild players just look Ott and...
Via Goon's World
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Ott’s latest dirty play apparently included scratching at Jared Spurgeon’s face.

Steve Ott might be one of the most disliked players in the NHL. Even fans of the St. Louis Blues have a difficult time dealing with his constant chirping and dirty plays away from the puck. Ott’s latest incident occurred at the end of Game 3 between the Blues and the Wild. The Blues trailed 3-0 in the final few seconds and Ott decided that was the appropriate time to jump two Minnesota...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s time to rant about the Blues’ Game 3 loss

If you watched Game 3 between the Blues and the Wild, you probably have a pretty strong opinion about how the Blues played. I aired most of my grievances on Twitter, but what better place to rant about that miserable game than on the blog dedicated to the team that failed to show up in an important road playoff game? Lines and Chemistry Ken Hitchcock does not believe in line chemistry...
Via Frozen Notes
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild dominate Blues in 3-0 win in St. Paul and take back series lead

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 18: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against the Minnesota Wild during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 18, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Minnesota is growing used to being ignored by national media circles. ...
Via State of Hockey News
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota lose 4-1 in a Tarasenko dominated game

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 16: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck against Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Wild beat the Blues 4-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) One would think...
Via State of Hockey News
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues fall in game 1, trouble with the Wild continues

The first game of the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs was a disappointing one for St. Louis Blues fans. Just as in the regular season, the Blues struggled on Thursday against the Minnesota Wild. Despite the fact that the Wild entered the playoffs in the first Wild Card spot, they are better than their record suggests. Their success is, of course, due to Devan Dubnyk, who the Wild...
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild stun Blues with 4-2 Game 1 road victory

ST PAUL, MN – MARCH 9: Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot by Nino Niederreiter #22 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period of the game on March 9, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blues defeated the Wild 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Every moment is critical, every shot on goal brings its own inertia of...
Via State of Hockey News
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Game #82: Minnesota Wild vs. St. Louis Blues 4/11/2015 @ 2:00PM CST at Scottrade Center

Minnesota Wild (46-27-8)  100pts  4th in the Central 2.78 Goals For (13th) 2.40 Goals Against (4th) 15.7% Power Play (28th) 86.6% Penalty Kill (1st) Top 5 Scorers: 1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 32G  29A = 61pts 2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 18G  36A = 54pts 3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 21G  30A = 51pts 4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 14G  34A = 48pts 5. #64 Mikael Granlund ~ 8G  30A = 38pts Top 3 PIM’s...
Via State of Hockey News
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues credit Steve Ott’s fight for shifting momentum vs. Penguins

The Blues found themselves trailing by two during the second period in Pittsburgh. The Penguins tallied two goals in 17 seconds and the Blues looked ready to pack it in and coast through the remainder of the contest. Then something shifted the momentum and got the Blues back in the game. Was it an inspirational speech from Ken Hitchcock? A lucky bounce? No, it was a fight by Steve...
Via Frozen Notes
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

. 2ITB_Buffalo: Enter the #ThirdsNotTurds contest and help design a new Sabres alternate

Few things have received such little support around Sabres nation than the Turd Jersey. From the agonizing reveal process to the busy, over thought design, there are no redeeming qualities to the Sabres current third jersey. Now the Basement Brigade is teaming up to give the fans more of a voice when it comes to the team’s alternate uniform design. Can you believe how ugly this...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss


  Listen closely to what someone on the Blues bench says at the beginning of Saturday’s Steve Ott vs. Zach Sill fight in St. Louis. “He’s going to switch on you, Otter.” Simple advice that Otter possibly didn’t hear because there comes the left and down goes Otter like a sack of potatoes. That right there is a solid NHL fight KO from Sill and I’m not even knowledgeable...
Via Busted Coverage
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Steve 'Iceman' Ott's Blues duties take backseat for Maverick's birth

ST. LOUIS -- For professional hockey players, there's only one reason to happily miss the chance to play in a game. On any other day, Steve Ott would have joined the rest of the Blues for their morning skate and a tough game Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins. But the organization and the veteran forward both agreed that wouldn't be feasible after he pulled an all-nighter...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 59: Welcome to the fold. Pens look to bounce back against St. Louis

Pittsburgh Penguins (32-17-9) at St. Louis Blue (38-16-4) 8:00 PM – ROOT Sports Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Missouri We’re having a hard time remembering a more meaningful weekend of regular season hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Currently residing in seventh place in the Eastern Conference – seven points behind the first-place Islanders, anything less than a...
Via The Pensblog
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Elliott yanked after Stars take early lead; Blues lose 4-1

ST. LOUIS -- Jamie Benn had his first career hat trick and Kari Lehtonen was stingy in net again for the Dallas Stars in their 4-1 rout of the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock yanked goalie Brian Elliott in favor of Jake Allen after the Stars took a 3-0 lead before the midway mark of the first period, the last two goals coming in a 20-second span. Jason...
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 2/2 – 2/8

Before diving into another edition of Hockey Fights of the Week, we have a bone to pick with the NHL. As things currently stand, fighting is legal in the NHL. You may not realize fighting is still legal in the NHL because the game’s officials keep stepping in and breaking up fights. The recent “fight” with Steve Ott and Dan Carcillo is a perfect example. The officials step...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues believe Goc will be a better fit with Ott, Reaves on fourth line

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' new fourth-line center could help shore up some minor weaknesses heading into the second half. Few would have faulted general manager Doug Armstrong for sticking with a roster that has produced 37 goals and earned 15 of 16 possible points in its last eight games. But the best leaders understand there's always room for improvement, and a Tuesday night trade...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues have won with defense, then with offense, but rarely both at once

ST. LOUIS -- It's easy to forget this Blues team once struggled to score and survived by limiting goals from opposing offenses. Since Thanksgiving, they've had the league's most productive offense by a wide margin, posting a 14-7-2 record while averaging 3.65 goals per game. Defense has been their weakness, and some occasionally shaky goaltending has contributed to 2.78 goals allowed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Steve Ott delivers a huge hit to Andrew Shaw

Steve Ott doesn’t score goals or set up many offensive plays, but he is more than capable of delivering some huge hits. Here he crunches Andrew Shaw with a big hit.
Via Frozen Notes
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ott-Lapierre-Reaves line is playing above its fourth-line status

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues got a scoring boost from an unlikely source to bring a positive end to their road trip over the weekend in Canada. Steve Ott, Maxim Lapierre and Ryan Reaves have found plenty of success in their main role of providing energy and physicality as St. Louis' fourth forward line. When they can add goals to the mix, as they did in wins over Ottawa and Winnipeg, the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Star Ott surprised, touched by video tribute

DALLAS - Many fans and opposing players for that matter around the National Hockey League might not think much of Steve Ott, but during his long run with the Dallas Stars, No. 29 or "Otter" as he was known was a huge fan favorite. The reasons for his immense appeal are not hard to pin down. For one, Ott was a homegrown guy, someone the Stars drafted and developed. Two, he was someone...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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