Tom Timmermann and Jeremy Rutherford St. Louis Post-Dispatch ---Mike Yeo was named as the successor to Ken Hitchcock as coach of the Blues on Monday. Yeo agreed to a one-year deal on Monday as an assistant coach -- the coach-in-waiting -- and a three-year deal to take over as coach after Hitchcock retires after next season.According to Jeremy Rutherford, former Wild assistant coach and UND alum Rich Wilson has also been added to the St. Louis Blues staff, too.
It's an unlikely turn of events for Yeo (pronounced "Yo"), whose Minnesota Wild eliminated the Blues in the first round of the playoffs two seasons ago. At that point, it seemed that Hitchcock wouldn't be back the following the season while Yeo's star was rising with the Wild.
Monday, June 13, 2016
Not long after being fired by the Minnesota Wild, it appears that Mike Yeo will be the St. Louis Blues head coach staring during the 2017-18 season.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
You can see by the video that the refs got the call right. The Blues even burned a coaches callenge on this one and lost.
The St. Louis Blues thought Patrick Berglund had scored the first goal of the series between the Blues and the Sharks. However, after further review, the goal was waved off because of goalie interference. Again, this was the right call.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The call on the ice was a good goal scored by St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko. Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff challenged the play, saying the play was offsides at the blue line.
After further review, the play was offsides. This is a perfect example why I like the coaches challenge. Hockey is a fast game and the refs are human and miss penalties and the offsides. In this instance, the on-ice officials got the call right.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
I see a few fans on Twitter calling for more supplementary discipline for St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves.
Get of the track if you don't want to get run over by the train. I think the on-ice officials are penalizing players for being hard hitters. Reaves absolutely blows up Christian Ehrhoff. I don't think this hit was worthy of a five-minute major. Thoughts?
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Tonight, Minnesota finally won a Stanley Cup Playoff series on their home ice. This was the first time ever. I love the end of the series handshakes. No one from either team threatened to kill anyone or kick their ass. No one was pulled out of line.
While the Blues are a great rivalry, there doesn't seem to be a lot of hatred between the two teams. Maybe it's because the players on both teams know each other very well.
Today, the Minnesota Wild defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-1. With the win, the Wild win the series 4-2. What's more impressive, there were five goals scored in this game: Four-of-five goals were scored by former college/WCHA hockey players.
Hey, I am not done yet, three-of-four goals were scored by former Fighting Sioux forwards.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Yes it's true, Steve Ott is a rodeo clown. Personally, I would recommend circus clown instead. Rodeo clowns actually have a purpose in life.
I am so glad that someone from that national media has finally said this. I think the Wild should be applauded for their restraint and not taking the bait from the St. Louis Blues. It has been fun to watch the Wild players just look Ott and smile and skate away.
Jim Souhan, Star Tribune – Wild fans will want to treat Steve Ott as a villain. He’s not. Villains are frightening. Ott is more like junk mail — annoying but meaningless, and soon to be stuffed in the proper recycling bin.I think that Ott's attacking Jared Spurgeon needs to be addressed at the right time and place. For the most part, that’s not the Wild game. The Wild are ranked 20th in the NHL in fighting majors and don’t have any players with more than five fights. Wild forward Chris Stewart has been in eight fights this season, but has only been in three as a member of the Wild.
If the St. Louis Blues were intelligent, they would be feeding off the talent of Vladimir Tarasenko. Instead, they are feeding off the idiocy of Ott, a supposed enforcer who plays like a child, holding sticks and patting heads instead of just once hitting someone square.
When Ott actually had a chance to help his team with a third-period breakaway, he lost the puck, then fanned on a pass in the crease. He’s not a hockey player; he’s a rodeo clown.
Sometimes Ott mimics a tough guy late in games, when the hockey portion of the evening has ended. Monday, with his team down by three goals in the waning moments, he jumped on the smallest player in the game, Jared Spurgeon.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker scores an absolutely beautiful goal in game one against the St. Louis Blues. Zucker missed 27 games to a broken Clavicle. Zucker's return is like getting a player at the trade deadline. Zucker adds another speedy forward to an already fast lineup.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
I said this last night (See Below) that Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella did learn much from being fined. I think that Scandella will end up being suspended for his hit on Brock Nelson. Apparently, he has a thing for former UND hockey players.
Minnesota defenseman Marco Scandella will have a hearing this evening for an illegal check to the head of NY Islanders forward Brock Nelson.
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) December 10, 2014
Scandella didn't learn much from his fine. I think the NHL "could" give him a one game vacation.
— Eric J. Burton THW (@goon48) December 10, 2014
- Marco Scandella Hit on TJ Oshie(ndgoon.blogspot.com)
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Brodeur, now 42 years old, is pushing to become the first goalie in NHL history to reach 700 victories in his Hall of Fame career. Right now, Brodeur sits at 688 victories, and signing with a Stanley Cup contender desperate for goalies right now, Brodeur may once again hit another milestone in his career.
It will be different, and seemingly not right to see him in colors that are not New Jersey Devils black, red, and white, but Its time to see if Marty still has it after sitting out for a few months.
Monday, December 01, 2014
Marco Scandella is lucky that he only got a fine for this hit. A $2800.00 fine is chump change to a guy like Scandella.
Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has been fined $2,755.38, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie during NHL Game No. 351 in St. Paul on Saturday, November 29, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
If you haven't heard the news, Marco Scandella was fined for his illegal check to the head of T.J. Oshie in Saturday's game
— Hockey Wilderness (@hockeywildernes) December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
There's varying opinions on whether this goal should have counted or not. The Refs thought it was incidental contact. You be the ref, do you think the goal should have counted? I think it's should have counted, but I am Boston Bruins fan.
Nevermind - ruled incidental contact. No penalty, but no goal, either. #stlblues #OurBlues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) November 19, 2014
GIF: The waved off goal from Fraser (multiple angles) http://t.co/mm8HSm8muu
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 19, 2014
Saturday, September 06, 2014
If you haven't seen it yet, sweet mask.
Exclusive first-look at the new #Canucks mask of @RyanMiller3039 #fancy #IsItOctoberYet pic.twitter.com/5MxmYKyOLg
— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) September 3, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
s/t to Bar Stool. I know this is a bit old. Nothing like a four-put from less than seven feet. Nice to see that T.J. Oshie is human like the rest of us. I actually did this twice in the last stroke play tourney that I played in, back in 2008. No one likes to be that guy.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Monday, May 05, 2014
You can vote for former Fighting Sioux and current St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie by going to this link. I would have to think that there hasn't been too many UND hockey players on the cover of EA Sports NHL Hockey.
Friday, April 25, 2014
Check out this goal from St. Louis Blues forward T.J. Oshie, he scores falling forward. Oshie's goal tied the score at 1-1. Check out the huge check that Ryan Reeves puts on Jonathan Toews prior to the goal.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
You might not have seen it last night, but this is a dirty game winning goal by Patrick Kane against the St. Louis Blues in overtime. Out of 14 games, the visiting team has only won one game.