Category Archives: St. Louis Blues

A Grand Experiment Begins

Early Monday afternoon out at Kettler I approached a Capitals official while awaiting Dale Hunter’s first press conference as Capitals head coach, and thanked him for “the early Christmas present.” The team rep, smiling, replied, “We couldn’t stop [the gift … Continue reading

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Photo File: Capitals vs. Blues

I spent Thursday’s Caps-Blues tilt in the club level, on the red line, which afforded a great perch from which to shoot the game. A decisive bout for Matt Bradley, Jason Arnott’s first goal as a Capital, and a closely-contested home-team victory—it was a surprisingly intense game for two teams that barely know each other. Continue reading

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Music to Our Ears: Caps 3 / Blues 2

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Caps Solve Halak, Scottrade Center: Caps 4 / Blues 1

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Is It Still On?

Via Twitter from back in July:

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Conversion to the Caps

Even though it’s hard to get excited about the Nationals these days, Dan Steinberg always seems to find something worthwhile. One of his latest missives from spring training is about Ross Detwiler, a left-handed pitcher from Missouri. Detwiler, as it turns out, is a hockey fan. While he’s primarily a Blues fan, he is starting to follow the Caps. Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

Another year, another All-Star Game, another round of no-shows. James Duthie of the Ottawa Citizen had something to say about that:
Strange, isn’t it, that every season, right before the All-Star game, a few stars suddenly pull groins or tweak knees or develop some other unknown “upper-body injury” (Loose eyelash? Pimple? Belly-button lint accumulation?) Medical researchers really need to explore this phenomenon, known as AllStaritis.
No, I’m not talking about Sidney Crosby, who may pull out of the game. Crosby wants to go, but is being talked out of it by doctors and Penguins management. Continue reading

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