This is awesome. The folks over at Switch, an ad agency here in St. Louis, created an incredible "ugly holiday sweater" t-shirt with a St. Louis Blues theme. As if the shirt wasn't cool enough as is, the proceeds are going to charity. When you buy a shirt you're also helping out the Animal Protection Agency.
More info on the product here.
The shirt will set you back $21.99, but when you factor in how cool this shirt is and the fact you're helping out a worthy cause, it's an easy price to stomach.no comments
The title of this article is a loaded question. Berglund and the Blues are just 25 games into their 2013-14 schedule and to use a tired expression, there's a lot of hockey left to play. Still, it's never too early to assess, analyze and predict. In Berglund's case, the forward was given a "prove yourself" contract at the end of 2012-13 and would have to show the Blues something special in order to receive a longer, larger contract.
How has Berglund performed to date? Is his effort and numbers worthy of a new deal?no comments
Patrick Roy wasn't too happy after the Blues came into the Pepsi Center and made his Avalanche look silly. Following a 4-1 win by the Blues, Roy spoke about the officiating and about how Hitchcock described Roy's tantrum to start the season as something which belonged in junior hockey.
From the Denver Post, Roy said:
"You know what, I was very mad at the end because I have been jabbed by different coaches around the league, especially Hitchcock when he said that was junior stuff, talking to players, talking to the referees. But I saw a guy on the other side who was talking to players and then was also talking to the referee and got the referee (mad).
Seems to me that there's different rules for everybody in this league. I guess the old guys are allowed to do whatever they want and I guess us, because we are younger, we are not allowed to say anything. I am a little (mad) about that."
When he was told about Roy's comments, Hitchcock had a simple statement:
"Oh, give me a break. Tell Patrick to shut the (bleep) up."no comments
Alexander Steen scored his 20th goal of the season as the Blues bested the Colorado Avalanche by a score of 4-1. Steen's 20th came in just his 24th game and brought him level with Alex Ovechkin for most goals scored in the NHL.
Here's video of Steen's goal. The puck movement is incredible.
Fox Sports Midwest is hosting their third St. Louis Classic on December 14th at Steinberg Skating Rink. The outdoor event brings fans together to watch the Blues play on a giant outdoor screen. Blues Live will broadcast live from the rink at 5:30 and then fans can watch the Blues battle the Columbus Blue Jackets at 6:00pm.
The event is free, but there is a cost involved if you plan on skating, renting skates or buying concessions.no comments
UPDATE: Reaves needed surgery on his hand and will miss at least six weeks. Pretty disappointing news considering his original diagnosis. It looks like Magnus Paajarvi and Adam Cracknell will have a lengthy opportunity to prove themselves while Reaves is out.
Ryan Reaves will miss the next four weeks after breaking his hand against the Dallas Stars. Reaves engaged in a memorable fight with Brenden Dillon and apparently broke a bone in his hand during the scrap.
This is a big loss for the Blues. Reaves has been outstanding this season. Aside from all of his fights this year (most of which he has won), he has also been a dominant figure on the ice. He's delivered some crunching checks and played a role in the team's offense. Reaves has two goals and two assists through 22 games.no comments
The Ryan Miller to St. Louis trade rumors have persisted for the better part of two years. As the Buffalo Sabres work through their rebuild, all signs have pointed to the team trading away their goaltender. Though other teams have been linked, the rumors almost always seem to come back to the St. Louis Blues.
While it's important to remember that these rumors are pure speculation, we can still analyze if a potential trade would even be possible given the team's current financial situation.no comments
Very few hockey players knock on Roman Polak's door. Over the last several years, offense hasn't come knocking either. Between his first season back in 2006-07 and 2012-13, Polak managed just nine goals and 57 assists (66 points) over the course of 352 games. A goal from Polak was a rare event worth celebrating with unbridled enthusiasm.
Skip to 2013-14 and Polak is a man possessed. Well, that's not entirely true but Polak has found an offensive spark that's pretty impressive by his standards.no comments
I could have posted maybe 15 videos from the Blues' beating of the Colorado Avalanche. Three fights, seven goals and a series of big hits, strange plays and awesome hockey. A couple days removed from the game I find I'm still marveling over T.J. Oshie's reverse hit on Jamie McGinn.
While this hit may be lost in a game which featured numerous viral moments, Oshie's crunching blow needs to be appreciated.