Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

About a year or so ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Canucks blogger Dani Toth from Benched Whale. We talked about our respective favorite franchises, and she asked what I thought of the Blues’ future. My honest answer: the Blues had a lot of exciting young talent, but did not possess the financial muscle to […]

The Story of the Goat That Almost Wasn’t

  Photo credit: some dude on Twitter. If it’s you, hit me up and I’ll give you credit. After the Kings poured in three goals on a five-minute power play in the first period of Game 6 to effectively clinch the Cup, I could only think about one thing: this didn’t have to happen. The five-minute […]

I Don’t Know What This Is, But I Like It

A few weeks ago, I was actively encouraging the Blues to semi-tank, in hopes of obtaining a more favorable playoff matchup than Nashville. Well, mission over-accomplished! This whole President’s Trophy, No.1 seed, home-ice-throughout is just mind-boggling. I don’t pretend to understand how the Blues keep winning, and are about to set some sort of goal-prevention […]

Upcoming Stretch of Games Plays Perfectly into Blues Postseason Straegizing

The next seven games provide an opportunity for the Blues to turn a weakness into a strength. They’ve got the defending Cup champions Boston at home, followed by a six-game road trip against the archnemesis Predators, Jets, Flames, Oilers, Canucks, and Sharks. It’s no secret that the Blues have been, shall we say, uninspiring, on […]

My Most Fervent Andy McDonald Wish

Andy McDonald skated in a regular “yellow” jersey at practice yesterday, instead of a red no-contact jersey. Why does this fill me with dread? Let me say from the start: Andy McDonald has been a very good hockey player. As a Blue, he’s produced at nearly a point-per-game pace (189 points in 235 games, or […]

Wise Men Say, Only Fools Rush In

But I can’t help falling in love with these Blues. That little voice in the back of my brain tells me that I’m just setting myself up for a heartbreak. “Remember last season?” the voice whispers. “The Blues came into 2011 on a roll, and crapped the bed in January? Do you remember how that […]

Wayne Simmonds Is an Idiot, But Not For the Reasons You Think

This was not written by Laura. So don’t send her any of your mean comments. The Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds said a mean thing to Sean Avery last night. I know what you’re thinking: “Good! That Avery fellow is a churl, and it is high time someone took him to task for his outrageous behaviour! […]

Please Stop Believin’

Dear Current and Hopefully Soon Future Owners of the Blues: “Don’t Stop Believin’” is a fine song. I’m not one of those pretentious jerkwads who thinks that because Journey sold more than 58 copies of their albums and get played on non-college radio stations that they automatically suck and you should hate them. Journey made […]

It’s a Buyer’s Market for the Blues

I am not Laura. Do they make cologne in bottles big enough to cover an entire franchise? If so, someone please send a couple of vats to Dave Checketts, so he can try to cover up the scent of desperation as he seeks a buyer for the St. Louis Blues. Checketts’ search for a new […]