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...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fourth line continues to lift the Blues

The St. Louis Blues have been struggling to find their offensive balance. While the STL line continues to roll and score on a nightly basis, the rest of the key players have been mostly silent. I already touched on the fact Paul Stastny has been off to a slow start, but other skaters (T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund and others) have really been slow out of the gate. Then there’s the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

All these one-goal games feed right into Blues' competitive spirit

ST. LOUIS -- Few things have come easy for the Blues in the first five weeks of a season filled with key injuries and tough opponents. Other than the spectacular scoring run of the STL line featuring Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jori Lehtera, grit and competitiveness may be the team's most defining features while winning nine of its last ten games. Eight of them were...
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13 days ago  |  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,...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: ‘Mr. All-American’ T.J. Oshie Injures Daniel Carcillo on Dirty Hit

The St. Louis Blues are filled with jag bags such as Barret Jackman, Steve Ott and Ryan Reaves; however, it was their Olympian, T.J. Oshie, who decided to torpedo his body into Daniel Carcillo’s knee during the Blues’ 3-2 victory in St. Louis. No whistle. Are you serious? About six minutes into the third period Carcillo was hit by Oshie and fell to the ice, grabbing at his right...
Via Sports Mockery
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues’ Steve Ott Did Not Like The Penalty Box Camera In His Face

Well at least Steve Ott didn’t break it. [@myregularface] The post Blues’ Steve Ott Did Not Like The Penalty Box Camera In His Face appeared first on Diehardsport.
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October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Forget Ebola, Post Traumatic Sabres Syndrome Hits Home by @Buffalogal

As Nas said: You can hate me now. This post may not get a lot of warm and fuzzy reactions because of #embracethetank and the #onebuffalo launch. However, it may be an underrepresented representation of how a sector of the Sabres Fan population feels. We are burnt out. We have been trampled. We have been almost forgotten. We have PTSS—or Post Traumatic Sabres Syndrome. The past...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Koivu strikes in overtime, to give Wild 5-4 win over Blues to finish pre-season play

Zach Parise chases down the Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester. In the cult classic film Slap Shot, the moribund Charlestown Chiefs did all they could to create a bloodthirsty atmosphere prior to the game.  Head Coach Reg Dunlop actually paid an ambulance driver to drive around the arena with his siren on just to put everyone on edge.  Dunlop didn’t stop there; also placing a bounty on...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC commercial features a smiling Steve Ott and Carlo Colaiacovo getting punched in the face

NBC recently released an ad promoting their Wednesday Night Rivalry games and a couple of Blues players are featured. Set to the tune of “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton, we’re treated to a grinning Steve Ott and Carlo Colaiacovo getting punched in the face in slow-mo.  
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' depth should provide top-notch competition in training camp

ST. LOUIS -- Another season means another year of optimism for St. Lois Blues fans. After falling short a season ago, the Blues reloaded in the offseason and believe they're equipped to make a run at a Stanley Cup. "This is the deepest team we've had since I've been here," said Head Coach Ken Hitchcock. Losing Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL in Russia was certainly...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Ott wears a Batman cape to Six Flags

Say what you will about Steve Ott the Hockey Player. Steve Ott the Father, on the other hand, is a pretty cool guy. What did Ott do when his daughter decided to wear a Batgirl cape around Six Flags? He put on a Batman cape, of course.
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The most interesting quotes from Ken Hitchcock’s latest interview

Ken Hitchcock recently spoke with Dan Rosen and he addressed a variety of topics. He spoke about Paul Stastny, Vladimir Sobotka, Steve Ott and the team’s goaltending duo of Brian Elliott and Jake Allen. As you might imagine, Hitchcock had some interesting things to say. Here’s a collection of some of his most interesting quotes, via On Stastny’s potential line partners...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock’s odd view on Sobotka and Ott

Vladimir Sobotka abandoning the NHL in favor of the KHL was a difficult pill to swallow. For the Blues, they lost a solid hockey player who unfortunately overvalued the skills he brought to the ice. The team followed up Sobotka’s decision by giving Steve Ott a two-year contract. Approximately 95% of fans groaned, aware that Ott is far from an adequate replacement for Sobotka. Coach...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues give Steve Ott a two-year, $5.2 million contract

The St. Louis Blues have signed Steve Ott to a two-year, $5.2 million contract. The news preceded the upsetting news about Vladimir Sobotka leaving for the KHL, but it’s clear the Ott signing was a direct response to the sudden absence of Sobotka. Ott may be a bit overpriced, but his contract is pretty reasonable considering what other players are going for on the market. The Ott...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues re-sign Agitator Steve Ott

#487199639 / gettyimages.comMinnesota Wild fans, you can breath a sigh of relief, Steve Ott was re-signed by the St. Louis Blues. According to Michael Russo,  the Minnesota Wild were interesting in signing the agitator to a free agent deal. This is one player I am glad that the Wild didn't sign. ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Re-Sign Steve Ott; Vladimir Sobotka Headed To KHL?

The St. Louis Blues announced a two-year deal with unrestricted free agent Steve Ott on Thursday, but the most intriguing roster note surrounding the team is the reported departure of gritty center Vladimir Sobotka. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the former Boston Bruins forward could be heading overseas: Also hearing Vladimir Sobotka has signed with Omsk of the KHL.— Pierre...
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Ott re-signs with St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues announced Thursday that they have re-signed forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract. According to, the reported value of the contract is $5.2 million. Ott, 31, joined the Blues via trade from Buffalo last season and went on to post three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games, as well as two assists and 14 penalty minutes in six...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues re-sign forward Steve Ott to two-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- He was the "other" part of the trade that brought supposed netminding-savior Ryan Miller to St. Louis. But Miller is gone and Steve Ott remains, having signed a two-year free-agent contract with the Blues, the team announced Thursday. Along with Miller, Ott, 31, arrived from Buffalo on Feb. 28 as the Blues made the deal to help spark a deep playoff run. Turns...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Please Rangers, don’t sign Steve Ott

I feared that the Rangers would evaluate their loss to the Kings and say “we got to get bigger and meaner”. The early returns on their 2014 off-season seem to suggest that is exactly what Glen Sather’s conclusion was. The Rangers seemingly went out of their way to draft size over skill in the early rounds of the 2014 draft (though that’s not entirely certain). They saw fit...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Say no to Steve Ott

#487318047 / gettyimages.comThe Wild need toughness, and I agree that they need to get tougher. However, let's hope the Wild don't sign this piece of dog excrement. I am not in favor of this move whatsoever.  Ott is one of those players that you would definitely hate, and don't ever want to see him on your team, either. Russo's Rants -- Here’s a look at how the...
Via Goon's World
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Latsch: Four centers that would fit in perfectly with the Blues

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have been busy this offseason, but it hasn't necessarily translated into additions to the product on the ice. Since the season ended, the Blues have announced a shake-up in the coaching staff, with two assistant coaches being replaced, the re-signing of goaltender Brian Elliott, the signing of Swedish free agent Joakim Lindstrom and, most recently...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza wants out of Ottawa -- and the Blues appear interested

ST. LOUIS -- Could Jason Spezza be the answer to solving the Blues' offensive woes during the playoffs next season? The veteran Ottawa Senators center has asked to be traded and has been linked to the St. Louis Blues as a possible destination. Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray confirmed reporters at the GM meetings Wednesday in New York that the Senators' captain is seeking...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fool me once: Elliott's re-signing officially puts an end to Miller's time in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Doug Armstrong knows that you don't look good when deals don't work out. He understands this. The Blues general manager acknowledged that Monday morning during a conference call with reporters to discuss the team's re-signing of goalie Brian Elliott to a three-year deal. The move, which comes a few weeks after Armstrong stated that heralded prospect Jake...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Sign Brian Elliott To Extension; Ryan Miller Likely Leaving

The St. Louis Blues made a splash at the trade deadline when they landed goalie Ryan Miller in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres. It now appears that Miller was brought in simply as a rental. The Blues announced Monday morning that they have come to terms on a three-year contract extension with goaltender Brian Elliott. The extension is reportedly worth $7.5 million. Elliott, who was...
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Owner Apologizes To Fans For Early Playoff Exit With Ad (Photo)

This was supposed to be the year the St. Louis Blues finally hoisted the Stanley Cup. The Blues won a franchise-record 52 games this season, went all-in at the trade deadline by acquiring Ryan Miller and Steve Ott and even took a 2-0 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks in  Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But in an all-too-familiar fashion, the Blues dropped four in a...
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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