St. Louis Blues

Player Profile: Patrick Maroon

Patrick Maroon was born on April 23, 1988, in St. Louis, Missouri. Maroon’s son Anthony Thomas-Maroon is a 15-year-old left-shot, left-wing playing for the St. Louis AAA Blues 15U team. Patrick played for the AAA Blues 18U team during the 2004-05 season, scoring ten goals with 15 assists in 30 games. During the 2005-06 season, […]

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Former Boston Bruins Defenseman Might Become Available Again

When defenseman Torey Krug left the Boston Bruins on October 9, 2020, many Bruins fans were upset by the team losing a core member who had helped the team to two Stanley Cup Final appearances. However, the salary cap hit at the time was a steep $6.5 million and the Bruins had offered Krug a […]

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ECHL: Who Should Be The Savannah Ghost Pirates Next NHL Affiliate?

The Savannah Ghost Pirates recently announced that they will announce their new AHL and NHL affiliate on Monday during a Press Conference at Enmarket Arena. They will end their affiliation with the Vegas Golden Knights despite still having two years left on the original multi-year deal that they signed in 2019 before the Ghost Pirates’ […]

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Quick Guide to the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery

The 2024 NHL Draft Lottery is set to take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the NHL Network’s studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. The 16 teams that find themselves in the draft lottery can move up in the draft, but only the top 11 can land a chance at drafting first overall later in […]

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Binnington Has Strong Bounce Back Season for the Blues

Last season was a difficult one for St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington. Binnington, 30, was 27-27-0-6 with a 3.31 goals-against average, a .894 save percentage, and two shutouts. Not only did he struggle to stop the puck consistently, but he also seemed to be more focused on fighting with players from opposing teams. The […]

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Blackhawks Have Sloppy Start, Slaggert Scores First NHL Goal vs. St. Louis Blues | 4/10/2024

Chicago went back on the road after having two games at home, one of which they won. They visited the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, April 10th at the Enterprise Center. The Blackhawks had a messy start as they allowed four goals on four shots in only 4:55. Petr Mrazek had been taken out of […]

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ECHL: The Ripple Effects of the Suspension of the Newfoundland Growlers

After the bombshell news that came out of the North Division today that the 2019 Kelly Cup Champion Newfoundland Growlers membership in the ECHL has been terminated, and Trois-Rivières Lions set to be sold to a new owner as of Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024, ripples are being felt across the ECHL. Every team is affected, […]

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NHL Game Preview: Edmonton Oilers vs. St. Louis Blues | 04/01/2024

Saturday afternoon was the second straight that the Oilers had their shutout bid broken in the last half of the third period. Of course, the wins are more important, but you sometimes like to see a donut beside a goalie’s stats card, especially in more than one game. What stood out most to me in […]

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Can the Wild Still Salvage the Season?

The NHL season is wrapping up and the Minnesota Wild are still fighting for a playoff spot. The Western Conference is tight and the Wild are currently 9 points out of a playoff spot behind both the Vegas Golden Knights, who are currently in the second wild card spot and the St. Louis Blues, who […]

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When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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