Success has not been easy for the Blues to find, however those who buy St. Louis Blues
tickets are always entertained by great hockey. Their NHL team, the St. Louis Blues has been
part of the Western Conference of the NHL since 1967, when they were formed as an
Over the years, seasonal St. Louis Blues tickets holders have managed to see their team
claim eight division championships, the most recent of which was in 2011-2012. They have
also won the Presidents' Trophies on one occasion, in 1999-2000. However, the team has
yet to win a Conference Championship or appear in the Stanley Cup finals. This is something
that St. Louis Blues tickets holders will be hoping can be bettered in the coming future.
The St. Louis Blues have had some great players wear their shirt. The likes of Bernie Federko,
Doug Gilmour, Dale Hawerchuk, Dickie Moore, Adam Oates, and Scott Stevens have all been
inducted into the St. Louis Blues hall of fame. Those who get St. Louis Blues tickets on a
regular basis have had the pleasure of seeing these, and many other, great players on their
Most recently, when David Backes was made team captain, there has been a shift in attitude
among the Blues. Instead of being perennial underachievers, they became division
champions and were an actual threat to the other playoff teams. While they did not manage
to win their Conference that is something fans hope will happen next season.
12-9-13: The Blues hit their first real tough patch of the season last week picking up only one win against the lowly Islanders. St. Louis dropped games against the Kings, Sharks and Ducks. Alex Steen struggled last week. He picked up a lone assist and was minus-5 in the three games against Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose. Steen has only six points in his last nine games after putting up 26 in his first 19 contests.
12-2-13: Facing Minnesota, Colorado and San Jose, the Blues managed to win its first two games by a combined score of 7-1, which is not bad given the quality of the first two teams. Unfortunately for Blues fans, the Sharks were able to beat St. Louis by a 6-3 decision on Friday. Jay Bouwmeester is a candidate for Canada's Olympic roster. He has 19 points in 25 games this season. Bouwmeester hasn't topped 30 points since coming Western Conference in the summer of 2009.
11-25-13: The Blues had a perfect week with wins over the Sabres, Stars, and an epic shootout win over Boston. The Blues victory over the Bruins was arguably their toughest test to date. The Blues are 8-1-1 over their last 10 games and have an incredible 10-1-2 record at the Scottrade Center. They may not have the most points in the NHL, but the Blues maybe the league’s best overall best team. Ken Hitchcock has his team playing superb hockey and the Blues are a legit Stanley Cup contender.
11-18-13: Alex Steen leads the NHL in scoring. Wait who? Not Sidney Crosby or John Tavares or Alex Ovechkin? Alex Steen does. Steen has 17 goals and 26 points in 19 games and leads the league in both categories. Steen has 27 points in 40 games last season and has only topped 50 points once. Steen has been a major reason why the Blues have been a force this year. The Blues have only played 19 games thus far.
11-12-13: No team has played fewer games than the St. Louis Blues. This past week they beat Calgary, Montreal, and Pittsburgh. Alexander Steen has been quite the story thus far. Through 15 games, Steen has 21 points and is only six points behind his total from last year. Steen is tied for first in the NHL with 14 goals and sits tied for fourth in overall points. Oh and I should mention that it’s a contract year for Steen.
11-5-13: Despite, their 8-2-2 record the Blues rank only eighth in the Western Conference. However, the Blues have only played 12 games this season. Alex Pietrangelo has 12 points in 12 games and is quickly becoming one the league’s best defenseman. Alex Steen’s 12 goals lead the NHL and his 18 points are good for fourth in the NHL. The Blues have an outstanding 5-1-1 home record this season. Their record is deceiving, but the Blues will be at the top of the West standings come season’s end.
10-29-13: The Blues had a strange week where they went 1-0-1. They dropped an overtime game at home the Vancouver Canucks and then scored six goals versus the Predators. The Blues have only played nine games. Alex Steen’s 15 points is good for fourth overall in the NHL. His ten goals are tied with Alex Ovechkin for tops in the league. Steen’s career high in points is 51 back in the 2010-11 campaign. If Steen can continue this pace, the Blues have a great shot of representing the West in the Stanley Cup.
10-21-13: All the talk about the Blues coming into the season surrounded their goaltending and if they would be able to score enough goals. Well, Jaroslav Halak continues to impress in net. So they seem okay in that department. David Backes and Alex Steen had a total of 14 goals between them last season. Already they have 13 goals. I think they will be alright with scoring. Chris Stewart needs to start scoring or he may find himself in the press box watching or in another uniform.
10-14-13: The Blues are outscoring opponents by a 19-7 margin early on, which is great for a team that has had trouble generating offense over the last couple of years. The Blues have been successful due to their 14.6 shooting percentage, which is well above the NHL average. Ken Hitchcock’s philosophy of dominating the shot column and playing sound defense is working in St. Louis. Last year, the Blues struggled between the pipes, but this year Jaroslav Halak seems to have regain his form.
10-7-13: The consensus favorites to win the Stanley Cup, the Blues have scored 11 goals in their first two games. However, they did beat Florida 7-0. In any case, Jaroslav Halak has been a rock in net. David Backes looks like he’ll have a bounce back year. Alex Pietrangelo is showing why he’s worth $6.5 million per year.
9-4-13: The St. Louis Blues lineup is ready to win. GM Doug Armstrong has already put a load of pressure on his new acquisition, Center Derek Roy. Is Derek Roy the answer to the hoisting the Stanley Cup? Well, it’s helpful that Roy is a natural center who will be centering their top lines in key moments all season long. Also, the Blues gained more depth and insurance at center with the signing of free agents, Maxim Lapierre and Keith Aucoin. Gone is David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers, but Magnus Pajaarvi is a youthful guarantee that, spread across the St. Louis lineup, are potent combinations of strength and skill on the cusp of learning what it means to be perennial contenders.
Blue’s fans, filling the Scottrade Center, will place their faith in every game, in every player, in every moment this 2013-14 NHL season. However, will they oust the Chicago Blackhawks as number one in the division and finally knock the monkey off their back that has been the Los Angeles Kings, en route to the franchises first Stanley Cup? The notes are in place, but will the rest of the league leave St, Louis singing a different tune.
8-3-13: The Blues have agreed to a five-year, $27 million contract extension with defenseman Jay Bouwmeester.
Blues 2013 NHL Draft Summary:
Pick #47: Thomas Vannelli, D
Pick #57: William Carrier, LW
Pick #112: Zachary Pochiro, LW
Pick #173: Santeri Saari, D