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It’s Steve Ott. Steve Ott is the asshole for the St. Louis Blues.
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...
Take this one with a grain of salt, because having Evgeni Malkin in the lineup completely changes the dynamic of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Pens have now lost 10 of their last 16 at home. They’re 1-4-1 in their last six games. The problem lately had been slow starts, and it didn’t change here. And despite only registering three shots in the first, they were able to...
Minnesota Wild (37-24-7) 81pts 4th in the Central
2.79 Goals For (13th)
2.50 Goals Against (10th)
15.0% Power Play (28th)
86.5% Penalty Kill (1st)
Top 5 Scorers:
1. #11 Zach Parise ~ 27G 26A = 53pts
2. #29 Jason Pominville ~ 16G 31A = 47pts
3. #26 Thomas Vanek ~ 16G 27A = 43pts
4. #9 Mikko Koivu ~ 10G 30A = 40pts
5. #22 Nino Niederreiter ~ 21G 12A = 33pts
Top 3 PIM’s:
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...
This week we have a nice selection of fights for you to enjoy. There are some close battles, some wild punches and even a fight we’re ready to label as the Knockout of the Year. If you’re not a Steve Ott fan … you’re probably going to love this week’s edition.
5. Tom Wilson (WAS) vs Jared Boll (CBJ) – Mar. 3rd
You may not believe that the Blue Jackets and Capitals...
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...
PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres speaks with Jim Rutherford, General Manager of the Pittsburg Penguins 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)
The 2014-15 trade deadline was much different for Tim Murray than the 2013-14 deadline...
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...
ST. LOUIS -- Saturday morning Blues coach Ken Hitchcock warned that his team would be in trouble if it let the speedy, skilled Penguins dictate the pace of the game.
Pittsburgh proved him right from the opening faceoff, sending St. Louis to a 4-2 loss that wasn't really that close. An up-and-down game rarely favors the Blues, especially against opposing forwards such as Sidney Crosby...
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...
ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' skaters will have to be wary of a familiar face on the forecheck in tonight's game against Pittsburgh.
Fourth line center Maxim Lapierre delivered hits for St. Louis just over a month ago before an unexpected trade during the All-Star Break. Now he's playing the same role for the Penguins and looking forward to his first game back at the Scottrade Center....
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.
Via AP on Fox
February 17, 2015
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Well at least Steve Ott didn’t break it. [@myregularface]
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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.
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.
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.
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 NHL.com.
On Stastny’s potential line partners...
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...