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Merry Christmas – here’s Ryan Reaves beating up Dan Carcillo

Sure, there's no hockey this holiday season, at least not NHL hockey (though I am watching a game between Donbass and Vityaz right now, hense the very KHL greetings seen above). We can still look back on past games, so here's your Christmas gift: Ryan Reaves beating up Dan Carcillo, who presumably was a naughty […]

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Fan boycotts won’t work, so save yourselves the irritation

    I know most of us are still, at the very least, irritated that the NHL's still locked out. I miss the Blues very much. As I've mentioned before, watching the AHL, KHL, and ECHL just isn't the same as watching a team I've loved for over 20 years, and this lockout can end […]

Ice hockey betting

Ask any fans of Ice Hockey what they love most about the game and you will more than likely come away with a different answer each time. For some the most important part of the game is the sense of community that is built around their support of a favourite team; going to see matches […]

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Brett Hull on the lockout

This isn’t about this lockout, it’s about the previous one in 2004-2005. You remember the one — the one shortly before Brett Hull retired with the Phoenix Coyotes. No, no, no. Seriously. He was with the ‘Yotes, remember? Here:     Told you he played for them. Anyways, Hullie made a stop over at Weekend […]

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Need proof that the NHL’s lockout needs to end?

This was up on the Blues’ Facebook page a few days ago: Really? My favorite Jeff Brown memory is that I have his autograph somewhere and that he was good on NHL ’94. Also, he had lots of assists. God, please let this Lockout end at some point or another so teams have something to […]

Thrashers fans, hockey fans, please try to help

I normally don’t do things like this, but this is a dire situation. A member of the Atlanta Thrashers fan community, Tammy Adcock, has gone through immasurable tragedy the past several weeks. Her husband, Brandy, passed away on October 30th due to a stroke, and then the very next night their home burnt to the […]

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Why David Backes is the perfect sopkesman for the CBA struggle

As the NHL’s lockout drags on, and as more and more CBA offers get shot down or dismissed as nothingness by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, you’re going to see players in the press more. They all have their opinions regarding the lockout, the negotiations (or lack therof), the commish, and the whole situation. Some of […]

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NHL cancels first two weeks of season; here’s your stress relief.

We’re all upset that the NHL has cancelled the first two weeks of the season. It’s no shock, but it still is a tough pill to swallow.  Here’s your stress relief, folks. Print it out, attach it to something, and have fun. Potato gun? Darts? Spitballs? Use whatever you’d like. And yes, I know this […]

MLB Wild Card celebration: a hockey perspective

I’m a hockey fan, obviously. I’m also a Cardinals fan — they’re my first sports love, and while I might first and foremost consider hockey my favorite sport, the Cards are my favorite team. I’ve written here before how hockey’s allowed me to appreciate the Cardinals’ World Series wins. The Blues’ve never won the Cup, […]

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Patrik Berglund to play with Västerås HK

No one has ever said that Google Translate is perfect. In fact, it usually churns out some of the best butcheries of two different languages at once. Needless to say that wit the NHL lockout underway, players are heading overseas and people are trying to read press releases on foreign websites. It’s nothing less than […]

St. Louis Blues’ website is a player-free zone

Let’s face it: the lockout’s only a few days old, and already it sucks. What more reminder can we need? Well, as our friends at The Pensblog found out, the NHL’s team pages are as blank as blank can be when it comes to members of the NHLPA. While not as blank as the Pens’ […]