Blue Notes: St. Louis Blues 2011-2012 Preview
For St. Louis Blues fans, the long wait is over, as the puck is set to drop Saturday, October 8 on the 2011-2012 season. For many fans of the Note, this offseason has been excruciating, waiting for the ice to freeze, the skates to be sharpened, the jerseys to be tied down.
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NHL Western Conference Preview, Central Division, 2011-2012
Despite the Bruins taking home the Stanley Cup last year, there is little doubt in my mind that the Western Conference is far and away the better, more competitive conference in the National Hockey League.
Within that conference, the central division remains the hardest dog fight in the entire league. [...]Read More →
2011-12 Saint Louis Blues Hockey Preview
The 2011-2012 season is finally upon us. The Blues are deep in the heart of their training camp, and expectations are high for this team.
With the additions of Jaime Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott, as well as Scott Nichol and Kent Huskins, the Blues have new veteran leadership in place. [...]Read More →
Blue Notes: Tragedy and Triumph
This has been a hard week for Blues, and indeed hockey fans in general. The plane crash with the KHL has shaken the hockey world to its core. Several former NHL players were on that plane, and none of them walked away.
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Blue Notes: The Head Shot Issue
The National Hockey League is at a crossroads. The game is faster, the players are bigger and stronger. And players are now in danger.
Recently, the Blues announced that forward David Perron will miss at least the start of the season with lingering post-concussion syndrome (PCS) from a blindside hit by San Jose Sharks [...]Read More →
Blue Notes: The Music Edition
For decades now, music and sports have been intertwined. Go to any sporting event and you will hear plenty of rock, rap, r&b, even country. It has become obligatory that when a team when a championship, you will hear Queen’s “We are the Champions.” With that in mind, it seems to me that there are [...]Read More →
Blue Notes: New Additions
The big news from the Blues of course, is the addition of Jaime Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott on the same day. This after the Blues added Scott Nichol and Kent Huskins, depth players, a few days prior. Arnott and Langenbrunner both signed one year deals for $2.5 million.Langenbrunner and Arnott are both Stanley Cup [...]Read More →
Blue Notes: If the Olympics were Tomorrow
Granted we are a ways away from the next Olympics in Sochi, Russi. However, in good fun, I put together lists for Canada and the United States of who I would select to play for each team. Let’s take a look.
THE UNITED STATES
Bobby Ryan, Ducks: Edgy, talented, and big, Ryan will be [...]Read More →
Blue Notes: Summer Outlook
Now that the Stanley Cup playoffs are over, the focus for hockey fans has shifted to what the summer will bring for their favorite teams. Will the Cup champ Bruins be able to keep their team in tact and not fall victim to the team purge that hit the Blackhawks? Can the Canucks find that [...]Read More →
Blue Notes: The Patrik Berglund Paradox
“Few players on the current Blues roster raise as much hope, consternation, joy, and frustration as Patrik Berglund. The big Swede has worn the Blue Note for three years, yet you ask some fans, and it seems like forever.·
Berglund came to the Blues as a much-touted first round [...]Read More →