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Blues Let Fans Ask Coach Ken Hitchcock Questions on Twitter, Things Get Crazy

Categories: Blues, Sports

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Ken Hitchcock be like, "What?"
It's summer. There's no hockey anywhere, and puck fans are desperate for hockey news. So the Blues decided to do their fans a solid and hold a Q&A on Twitter allowing their fans to ask head coach Ken Hitchcock questions by using the hashtag #AskHitch.

But instead of asking about hockey, many Blues fans mostly decided to crack wise, asking "Hitch" about everything from how to get butter out of one's hair to how the appropriate number of balloons for a birthday party.

And it was great because it offered scientific evidence that non-hockey months are not good for society.

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Blues Sign Hometown Boy Paul Stastny, Make "Welcome Home" Video with P. Diddy Song

Categories: Blues, Sports

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The Blues got better offensively by signing center Paul Stastny, arguably the best player available out of this summer's unrestricted free agent crop. And it doesn't hurt that he's considered a St. Louisan, either.

Adding Stastny, who signed a 4-year, $28 million contract Tuesday, would be a big deal for any team, but for the Blues, it's especially sweet because of his St. Louis connections. So sweet that the Blues organization made a video, accompanied by P. Diddy's hit song, "Dirty Money," to welcome Stastny home.

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How T.J. Oshie Won Over America, Our Hearts and (Maybe) the Cover of EA Sports' NHL 15

Categories: Blues, Sports

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Even the dogs love TJ.
St. Louis fans have loved him for years, but Blues forward T.J. Oshie wasn't exactly a "star" around the rest of the league. Before the end of this season, his best year was 19 goals and 54 points. (He bested that by a few points this year.) And although he brings much more to the Blues than points, it's fancy stats that gets one special attention around the hockey universe.

That all changed ever since Oshie became America's favorite hockey player. And now, he might get one of hockey's greatest -- or at least one of its coolest -- honors: the cover of EA Sports' NHL 15.

The transformation from skilled forward to superstar happened when Team USA played Russia. Due to turmoil in Ukraine, Russia's anti-gay laws and Vladimir Putin's ability to strike fear in Americans' hearts with just the sight of his oft-bare chest, the Cold War had seemed all but reignited, which wasn't helped by the fact the games were being held in Russia. And when Team USA and Team Russia took the ice, there was much more on the line than a gold medal -- at least for the U.S. audience.


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St. Louis Blues Take Out Newspaper Ad to Remind Fans How Disappointing Playoffs Were

Categories: Blues

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Jon Gitchoff
Hey, you said it. Not us.
St. Louis Blues chairman Tom Stillman wrote a heartfelt letter to fans and season-ticket holders this weekend. In it, he came awfully close to apologizing for the team's playoff performance without actually using the words "I'm sorry."

Stillman took out a three-quarters ad on the back page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sunday sports page to showcase the letter, wherein he admits that the Blues "fell short of expectations -- yours and ours -- in the playoffs." He also sent the letter to season-ticket holders via e-mail with the subject "Thank you for your support."


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Blackhawks Player Taunts Backes After Brutal, Illegal Hit; Blues Fan Shows Boobs

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If Backes was more than half-conscious, he would have kicked every Blackhawk's ass.
Blues captain David Backes took a vicious hit from Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook during Saturday's game. And as Backes struggled to stand on his own two feet, obviously dazed and confused from being pummeled into the boards -- a Blackhawks player taunted him, saying, "Wakey wakey, Backes! Wakey wakey!"

NHL writer Dave Lozo noticed the incident, which was caught by CBC's microphones that hover over the ice, and tweeted the video, adding, "Gross." You can hear the Blackhawks' taunt at approximately 40 seconds:

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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"

Categories: Blues, Sports

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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

Categories: Blues, Sports

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Ryan Miller/Twitter
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

Categories: Blues, Sports

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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

Categories: Blues, Sports

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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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