St. Louis Blues Fans Pay the Most for NHL Playoff Tickets

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Jon Gitchoff
Kenny Pfeffer of St. Jacob, Illinois, is one of our favorite Blues fans ever. Here's why.
Are you a Blues fan? Want to catch a first-round playoff game?

It'll cost you.

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T.J. Oshie's Game-Winning Shootout Goal vs. Russia Was Not "Best Winter Olympic Moment"

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When the United States Olympic Team began asking people to vote for the "Best Winter Olympic Moment," it seemed like a no-brainer to many people that T.J. Oshie's dramatic game-winning shootout goal against Russia should be the clear winner. Those people are wrong.

Oshie became a national hero, darling and sensation all rolled into one when he scored that goal. Even non-hockey fans were proclaiming their love for the Blues winger, including President Barack Obama, even gave Oshie a shout-out on Twitter.

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5 Things Blues Fans Need to Know About Ryan Miller

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Meet your new goalie, Blues fans.
If you're a Blues fan, you already know that the Blues just acquired one of the best goalies in the game. The team is obviously serious about making a Stanley Cup run this year, and they got themselves a goalie with the stats and pedigree to take them all the way.

But there's a lot more to know about Ryan Miller other than his puck-stopping ability. Here's what we all should know about the bearded, beanie-wearing goalie who has just made the Blues a serious contender...

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Brett Hull is Back and He Means Business

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Jennifer Silverberg
The feature story this week is about the greatest St. Louis Blue of all-time: Brett Hull. The Hall-of-Famer is back in the role of Executive Vice President and we catch up with him to find out what he's doing and how he plans to help the Blues' bottom line.

Before that, however, we look back at Hull's illustrious playing -- and partying -- career during his time in St. Louis, with some car-stealing, bar-fighting drinking tales told by former teammates Kelly Chase and Garth Butcher.

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5 St. Louis Blues Who Look Like Actors, French Philosophers, and Bill Nye the Science Guy

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David Backes looks like that guy from that thing.
They are questions that have been on the mind of every Blues fan.

Was David Backes in that Netflix movie I just watched?

Which French intellectual does Darren Pang remind me of?

Why does Jaroslav Halak make me want to smoke meth?

Well, don't worry, because Daily RFT has figured it out for you. Here are the answers:

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4 Revealing Truths About Brett Hull Learned From His Live Chat Yesterday

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Brett Hull, one of the greatest goal scorers of all-time despite being a small, slow skater with blonde spikes on his head for most of his career, participated in a live, Q & A chat with Blues fans on the Post Dispatch's website Thursday - and it was pretty revealing.

1. Brett Hull is Still a Boss

A fan asked Hull, "If you came out of retirement today, how many goals do you think you could score this season for the Blues?"

Hull answered: "I would score more than anyone else because that's what I do."

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Best Start in Blues History Comes to Ugly, Screeching Halt

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Blues coach Ken Hitchcock is probably mad.
It's a good thing half of Scottrade Center was empty last night owing to the Cardinals' game because the Blues' best start in franchise history came to an ugly end against the San Jose Sharks in a 6-2 loss.

The horror show started with the national anthem as a Boeing logo hovered over the American flag on the jumbotron in as grotesque a display of shameless corporatism one could imagine without it turning into a Banksy piece.

And then there was the game. It was supposed to be a showcase of the top two teams in the Western Conference, both unbeaten, both with high-octane offense and stingy defense. It wasn't.

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Blues: St. Louis Woman Grows Different Kind of "Playoff Beard" To Show Her Support (PHOTO)

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True Blues fan / charity-lover.
We're big fans of the "Grow one for the team!" Blues Beard-A-Thon charity effort in honor of the playoffs.

It can be fun to look at some of those pretty weird beards out there.

This gal, however, wins the weird beard award.

By a long shot.

Broadcaster Kelly Chase tweeted out this photo yesterday, big version below.

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Vladimir Tarasenko and the Defenders: State of the Blues Offense

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Ken Hitchcock, offensive genius?

The other day, I wrote a quick little piece about the Blues looking tired and hitting a bit of a wall in their last game Sunday night. Thanks to an error in utilizing the calendar function on my phone (I would like to blame Samsung for a grand conspiracy to make me look foolish, but it probably has more to do with me misreading a Thu as Tue somewhere along the way), I thought the Blues were playing Tuesday. You can imagine my confusion -- and embarrassment -- when I sat down that night to watch a hockey game and found absolutely no trace of one. 

There is a silver lining to the cloud, though, in spite of me publicly looking stupid: the Blues actually did get their break. They got some much-needed rest, I got the time to write up a fuller piece about the state of the team's offense in the early going, everybody's happy. My dignity is but a small price to pay. 

So, as I imagine the superior smirks of a million dozen readers, let's talk offense, shall we?  

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Former P-D Scribe Dave Luecking Launches Mound City Sports

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Joy and happiness to you, St. Louis hockey fans. The lockout is finally over, the Blues are actually good and you have another site to read about them, Mound City Sports (@moundcitysports on Twitter), written and produced by former veteran Post-Dispatch Blues beat writer Dave Luecking. The site, which features game reports and analysis, launched last week, just in time for the abbreviated hockey season.

Luecking covered hockey for the P-D for thirteen years, from the 1988-89 season through 2000-01 when he decided he needed to stop traveling and stay home and spend more time with his son who was then in grade school. He went back to work in the newsroom on the sports copy desk, eventually rising to desk chief, until he was laid off last September after a total of 28 years with the paper.

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