Category Archives: St. Louis Blues

That Three-Game Winning Streak? Not Happening.

I waited to post this because I thought the Stars might actually oull the magic winning streak out of a hat.  Sadly I was wrong.  Oh well.

Stars 5, Sharks 1

If we somehow miraculously made it to the eighth seed, San Jose would be very afraid.   I love this era of owning the Sharks.  Sure we’re playing for pride at this point, but it feels nice to win against the Sharks.  It’s like a reward for the woes of the rest of the season.

And how about Steve Ott?  I’m not gonna lie, but when he got his hat trick, I jumped off my couch and did a happy dance.  Hat tricks make me happy, especially when they come from one of my favorite guys, Steve Ott.

Way to go, Otter.  You earned it.

Stars 6, Oilers 3

It’s funny, but if you were sitting at that end of the AAC, you saw every goal.  That was just sort of random and funny, I thought.

Anyway, all I can say is that I love Jamie Benn.  That kid is a monster.  Just…wow.

I was glad to see Modano and Lehtinen have such great games.  It was very reminiscient of the old days.  It was also painfully sad to watch them knowing their careers are almost over.

Stars 1, Blues 2

They didn’t play too badly, just not good enough.  I thought Lehtonen was fine as was the Benn line.  It was Niskanen that really played badly.

It was sort of a lifeless game, in my opinion.  It had its moments, but it was  pretty boring.

And how about this?  Brad Richards is only one point away from his career high 91 points.  He’s also three away from the franchise record of 93, set by Mike Modano.  Come on Brad, get some points and break some records!

Yeah…this season’s over.  But whatever.  Let’s go out with dignity, okay, Stars?  Be the spoilers just because it’s fun to do that.

Next Up: the Blackhawks. 

Make it happen.

Go Stars.

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What Now?

I’m not happy.  Not happy at all.  In the past two games since the Olympic break, the Stars have been outscored 11-2.  Basically they’ve lost all the momentum from before the break.  I’m calling some guys out on this one. ..

Our “Lovely” Goaltender…

Dear Marty,

What happened?  I mean come on, man!  Before the Olympic break you played like you wanted it!  What is it, now that your job is secure you don’t give a crap anymore?  Is that it?  If that’s the attitude you’re going to take, then I’m all for Kari Lehtonen taking the starting job from you.  Grow up and play some hockey.  The Stars aren’t gonna re-sign you, so you’d better put on a show if you want a team come free agency.

The Gold Medalist…

Dear Brenden,

Thanks for looking like you cared (a little).  You looked tenacious (at times) and like you wanted it (partly).  However, you still don’t look like Team Canada Morrow or (my personal favorite) Brenden Morrow, Circa 2006-2008.  Please pull it together. 

You can’t blame the knee anymore, Brenden; we all saw the way you played at the Olympics and know you can do the same for the Stars.  Can you not handle the pressure of being captain?  If that’s the case, maybe we should hand the captaincy over to Stephane Robidas, who is perfectly capable.

P.S. I’ll forgive you if you remember to hit Sidney Crosby extra hard tomorrow.  That way I’ll know you’re out of your Olympic funk.  Alright, Brenden? 🙂

To the Rookie…

Dear Bennster,

You SO won your first NHL fight last night.  I’m so proud of you, kid.  If I”m not mistaken, it went a little like this, right?

JB: How about that Sidney Crosby, eh?

EJ: Son of a…*drops the gloves*

I enjoyed it, Jamie.  A memorable first fight, eh?

Erik Johnson, meet Jamie Benn's fist

Next Up: tomorrow against the Pens (!!!)

Let’s kick some ice.

10/24/09 Stars Beat the Blues 4-1 aka “The One With B-Rad’s awesome Spin-Around Pass”

First of all, let me say that B-Rad’s assist on Loui’s goal was freaking amazing.  That pass was Zubovian.  Poor Patrick Berglund got dizzy and fell…and I laughed. 😛

Now, I have to ask you all this:  Remember that preseason game where we got crushed by the Blues 5-0?

There was no sign whatsoever of those awful Stars.  Instead, we got the more recent, “Stars-who-rock-on-the-road.” 🙂  It was just a great, great game.

And, yeah, some things did get kinda lucky.  I mean, when I found out about T.J. Oshie’s appendectomy, I jumped for joy (no offense, T.J.  Get well soon).  And then there was the fact that the Blues were on the second night of a back-to-back.  But, still.  That was an excellent Stars team out there.  The penalty kill improved some more, going 5-for-5.  The PP, well, not so much.  But I’d take a strong PK over a weak PP.  I think most people would, too.

About Steve Ott, I’m worried for the guy.  There’s a very good chance he’ll get suspended because he’s Steve Ott, the one and only.  Except, we kind of, like, need him against Toronto’s thugs.  Or, we could always rely on Toronto’s succulence.  Like my word?  Anyhoo, it’s a long time until Wednesday, and you never know what’ll happen.

Speaking of painful-looking hits, I think that Mike Richards should have been suspended.  That hit was waaaaaay late, and poor David Booth was unconscious and not moving.  Sure, Mike’s a superstar, but still.  Look at Tuomo Ruutu.  He’s never been suspended until now.  The league’s discipline disgusts me.

Anyway, next up is Toronto.  Please beat them, Stars.  Please beat Jonas Gustavsson.  And I reeeeeaaaaallly don’t want us to be the first team to lose to the Leafs. 

Go Stars!

So We’ve Got a New Guy

GM Joe signed veteran defenseman, Karlis Skrastins, formerly of the Panthers to a 2-year contract.  I love that Nieuwy brought in a veteran d-man.  Now Robi doesn’t have to babysit the kids all by himself.  Skraskins was also compared to Mattias Norstrom, whose absence was felt this season.

Sadly, this means that Sydor’s not coming back and that Zubie’s chances are becoming slim.  I want Zubov back, like, crazy bad.  There are rumors that he might sign with St. Louis or the Rangers.  He can’t do that!  Zubie is a Star and nothing else.  I just want him to be happy, though.  He’ll get his number retired here, anyway.

Also, Jonas Gustavsson won’t make his decision for a while yet.  Surprise, surprise.  It’s looking more and more like he’ll be a Maple Leaf by the time it’s all over.