Steve Ott jokes about having one of the NHL’s worst plus/minus ratings ☆

The plus/minus statistic is a silly one. It tries to paint a picture of an NHL skater’s value outside of scoring goals and assists, specifically if they’re on the ice for more goals scored than goals allowed, but it’s extremely limited. If you ever hear an argument made and plus/minus is the leading talking point, take it with a grain of salt. With that being said, it’s always...
Via Frozen Notes
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After limping to finish line, Blues taking time to refocus before playoffs

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues' regular season finally, mercifully, came to an end Sunday afternoon at Scottrade Center with a 3-0 defeat to the visiting Detroit Red Wings, the sixth straight loss to close out this inexplicable season. Rest in Peace. Sunday's game was Fan Appreciation Night, which included the Blues handing over their jerseys to a group of fortunate...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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2013-14: Ryan Miller vs. Jaroslav Halak vs. Brian Elliott

The 2013-14 regular season is officially in the books. As the Blues turn their attention on the playoffs, let’s take a quick look back at the season that was. Specifically, let’s see how the three goaltenders for the Blues performed. This was the most criticized and scrutinized area on the roster, so it only makes sense to examine how things really went for the three men in the...
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St. Louis Blues: Ian Cole should play in playoffs

On Sunday afternoon, St. Louis Blues defenseman Ian Cole played his first game since March 29 and in only his second game since March 17. Cole's presence in the lineup against the Detroit Red Wings only happened because Barret Jackman was scratched from the lineup, as were many players because of injuries and just to get rest as the team limps into the playoffs.The absence of...
Via STLSportsMinute
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Jay Bouwmeester doesn’t miss a game in 2013-14, Iron Man streak continues ☆

Jay Bouwmeester is the only member of the St. Louis Blues to skate in all 82 games in 2013-14. Despite the injury bug claiming a huge chunk of the roster and almost every St. Louis forward, Bouwmeester managed to avoid any serious bumps and bruises and maintain a clean bill of health. At this point that shouldn’t really be that surprising, given Bouwmeester’s Iron Man streak...
Via Frozen Notes
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Blues' Patrik Berglund joins half a dozen teammates on the shelf

Boy, when the St. Louis Blues fall apart, they don't screw around.Losers of five straight, the Blues have also lost David Backes, T.J. Oshie, Vladimir Tarasenko, Derek Roy, Brenden Morrow and Vladimir Sobotka - and now they can add centerman Patrik Berglund to the growing list, as the second-line dish man left Friday night's loss to the Dallas Stars in the third period...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Bumbling Blues hope to avoid sixth straight loss in regular-season finale

The St. Louis Blues' worst stretch of the season couldn't have had much worse timing. They'll try to avoid a sixth straight loss for the first time in more than four years in Sunday's regular-season finale when they host the Detroit Red Wings in a matchup of former division rivals. The Blues (52-22-7) held a seven-point advantage over Colorado for the Central lead...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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Wild's Rupp takes responsibility for hit on Blues star Oshie

Through 11 NHL seasons and more than 610 career games, Mike Rupp had never been fined or suspended by the league before Friday's suspension for a "late, illegal check to the head" in Thursday's Minnesota Wild win. Rupp believes the outcomes of a long NHL career outweigh what happened on Thursday when he hit St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie, with Rupp's left...
Via Fox Sports North
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues’ Berglund injured against Stars

The injuries just keep piling up for the St. Louis Blues. As do the losses. On Friday against the Dallas Stars, Blues’ forward Patrik Berglund left the game in the third period with what Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described as a possible shoulder/collarbone injury. According to Rutherford, Blues’ head coach Ken Hitchcock simply said Berglund “is out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' Backes to miss rest of regular season with foot injury

 St. Louis Blues captain David Backes suffered a lower-body injury in the second period on Tuesday, April 8th vs. the Washington Capitals and despite being on the road trip with the team, missed last night's game against the Minnesota Wild.Backes was seen wearing a walking boot on his left foot after the Blues lost to the Capitals. He is currently listed as day-to-day and is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Rupp suspended for four games for illegal check to head of T.J. Oshie

Mike Rupp's return to the Minnesota Wild lineup on Thursday night was short, and he will be out the next four games as well, after being suspended by the NHL on Friday. Rupp was given a four-game suspension for a "late, illegal check to the head" when he caught St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie in Thursday's 4-2 Minnesota victory. Oshie carried the puck around...
Via Fox Sports North
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Blues T.J. Oshie Knocked Out of Game With Concussion (Video)

This is just getting ridiculous. St. Louis Blues star forward, and Team USA Hero, T.J. Oshie, was knocked out in the second period of their 4-2 loss against the Minnesota Wild, by (yet another) illegal hit to the head from the shoulder of Wild left-winger, Mike Rupp. He eventually was able to skate to the bench and get to the dressing room, with assistance, but he didn’t return...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

With forwards getting hurt left and right, Blues call up two from Chicago

With injuries to their forwards piling up, including losing T.J. Oshie on Thursday night, the St. Louis Blues recalled forwards Adam Cracknell and Keith Aucoin from their American Hockey League affiliate in Chicago on Friday morning. The struggling Blues (52-21-7), who have lost four straight games, play in Dallas tonight and then return to St. Louis to host Detroit on Sunday in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Rupp ejected for dangerous hit on T.J. Oshie

Wild forward Mike Rupp was ejected and given a match penalty for intent-to-injure for a dangerous hit on St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie during the second period of Thursday night’s game in Minnesota. As Oshie attempted to skate the puck out of his own zone, Rupp came at him from the blindside and delivered a hit to the head. The Blues winger was able to get up off the ice...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Roy calls David Backes 'gutless' for incident

The St. Louis Blues were dominated by the Colorado Avalanche 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, and their frustration was evident throughout the third period. Blues center David Backes took a perfectly clean hit by Avalanche rookie Nathan MacKinnon and proceeded to go after the 18-year-old forward and bring him down to the ice. It also looked like Backes threw a few jabs after dropping...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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