Archive for the ‘St. Louis Blues’ Category

Keenan Being Keenan

Mike Keenan was back in St. Louis Tuesday and true to form, he was making fans miserable. In typical Keenan fashion, he played the victim. Then, the media came in and fact-checked his statements. How many times do you think this dance has been performed? Hundreds? Thousands? Sometimes I think Keenan is maturing and then […]

Blues Finally Smile

Are things finally turning around for the Blues? Nothing against their two game winning streak, but it’s really too soon to say. But things finally seem to be clicking for St. Louis, in a way I don’t think we’ve seen since the first half of last season. This is the first time in a long […]

Shanahan Needs A Home. Still.

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. I’ve been on the phone with Richard Simmons since Friday, so I’m feeling much better. You know who’s not feeling so well? Brendan Shanahan. It seems all of the teams that might have wanted him are now playing so well, they really don’t need him. The Flyers are […]

Blues Banged Up. Again. Still.

Just how injured are the Blues? It seems unlikely Paul Kariya will play this weekend and Patrik Berglund is doubtful for tonight. Jeff Gordon has the Blues in line behind Chicago for Washington’s Michael Nylander as a fill-in for Andy McDonald, another St. Louis casualty. Gordon isn’t a Nylander fan, but I suspect Blues president […]

NHL Goalies: ‘It’s Been a Hard Day’s Night’

Last night was a tough night for goalies. Over in Buffalo,

NHL: ‘Shhhh. Something Hurts Someone Somewhere’

What the heck goes on in St. Louis that they can’t keep players healthy? Paul Kariya is the latest casualty. He’s the 10th Blues player to miss a game this season. Speaking of injuries, the Caps’ Shaone Morrisonn and Sergei Fedorov both left last night’s win over Carolina with injuries. Coach Bruce Boudreau usually has […]

Blues Lower Expectations; Shanahan a Week or Two Away

I think if Blues coach Andy Murray has a signature coaching move, it’s lowering expectations: Our plan is to get better over time…we knew that there would be games when we wouldn’t play as well. So I don’t think anybody in our organization, to be honest with you, had any swagger. I think everybody gets […]

Unlikely Leaders; Voros Wanted to Stay; McLaren Discovers Re-Waivers

I like the beginning of the NHL season because you get to see interesting people as offensive leaders. Right now, on NHL.com, you can see Keith Tkachuk as the NHL’s leading goal scorer and Aaron Voros as the NHL’s point leader. I’m not sure that’s going to last a whole season. In New York, one […]

The Lines in the Ice

I know it’s early, but I’m always curious about what lines are going to look like when the season starts, so here’s a quick look around the league: In Phoenix, it looks like Olli Jokinen won’t be playing with Shane Doan, in an attempt to spread out size, and probably, to help protect rookie Kyle […]

Bertuzzi Debut So-So; Osgood Contemplates Nickel Package

Todd Bertuzzi made his debut with new linemate Jarome Iginla. I was really excited about this combination because I love huge finesse guys. Not that Bertuzzi has so much finesse anymore. But he once did and I like to think he can eventually access it once again. Especially now that he’s back in western Canada. […]