St. Louis Blues Schedule in 2014 - 2015
The 2014-2015 St. Louis Blues schedule offers many exciting match-ups for their fans dressed in blue. This season starts off with a home opener against last season Stanley Cup Finalist the New York Rangers on October 9th this being the only home game against the Rangers making it surely a donâ€™t miss opportunity for the fans. Some other big home match ups include Midwest Rival the Chicago Black Hawks on October 25th, February 10th, and finishing on April 9th. Coming off last yearâ€™s disappointing finish in the playoffâ€™s the Blueâ€™s will be on the road for many big games that could determine the 2014-2015 season, this including 2014 Stanley Cup Winners the Los Angeles Kings on October 16th and again on December 18th. Some other key road games include the Anaheim Ducks on October 19th and January 2nd. With these big match up you better not miss out on all the opportunities to support your St. Louis Blues.
St. Louis Blues Roster
This year the St. Louis Blues are planning on making it further into the playoffs, hopefully giving them an opportunity for the Stanly Cup. With the help out of veterans such as: 6â€™3â€ 220lb captain and center David Backes returning with his 27 goals and 30 assists, Assistant Captain and right wing T.J. Oshieâ€™s 21 goals and 39 assists , and left wing, also Assistant Captain , Alexander Steen providing his 33 goals and 29 assists. The Blues surely have some offensive force coming to this season but they will need the help out of their defensive Assistant Captains, Barret Jackman and Alex Pietrangelo, in order to improve on last yearâ€™s record. Picking up AHL Chicagoâ€™s Wolves goaltender, Jake Allen, the Blues are looking to strengthen up their net defense. The 24 year old Canadian, Allen won 33 out of his 52 games with the Wolves in the 2012-2013 season and is hoping to keep up his performance in this season for the St. Louis Blues.
St. Louis Blues Fan Experience
In down town St. Louis you will find among the Gateway Arch and the newly designed MLBâ€™s Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Blues home at Scottrade Center where it broke ground on December 14, 1992 and is standing strong. During hockey events the Scottrade center can seat up to 19,150 screaming Blues fan but also being used for concerts and other sporting events this stadium can hold up to 22,000 patrons. The area is often used for many NCAA championship events such as: 2007 Frozen Four, Womenâ€™s Basketball finals in 2009 and the NCAA Wrestling finals in 2000,2004,2005,2008, 2009 and 2012.
St. Louis Blues Trivia
During the 1992-1993 season, the St Louis Blues were one of the last teams to add a goal horn to the St. Louis arena, which was carried over when they moved to the Scottrade center in 1994. Included in the traditions that made the move to the arena is at the end of the national anthem before every home game the words â€œThe home of the braveâ€ are replaced with â€œThe home of the bluesâ€ by screaming blues fans.
St. Louis Blues History
The St. Louis Blues being known for the team that â€œcanâ€™t take the next stepâ€ was also know for always being playoff presence every year from 1980-2004. Giving them the third longest streak in United Statesâ€™ professional sports history (all three of which being held by NHL teams). In 2005, after some questionable moves by management the Blues finished with their worst record in 27 years ending their playoff streak. Among achieving the amazing playoff streak the St Louis Blues have had a total of 38 playoff appearances with an all-time playoff record of 24-38, and also have added 8 Division Titles and are still looking for their first Stanly Cup Finals. The St. Louis Blues have a long list of Hall of Famers, which include greats such as Wayne Gretzky (1996), Brett Hull (1988-1998), and Dickie Moore (1967-1968). Fourteen other blues player have also been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
St. Louis Blues Fan Info
The screaming fans from the St. Louis Blues are never hard to find while walking downtown in St. Louis. They can be found walking several blocks to Scottrade or crammed tightly into the Metro public transit either way those fans dressed in blue are known for their commitment and support for their hometown hero's. With many families passing down the tradition of following their hockey team, many children of Blueâ€™s fans have also developed the Blue fever, making the Scottrade Arena a dome of terror for any opposing team. And this fan presence will be known after the singing of the national anthem and the fans drowning out the words with â€œâ€¦the home of the BLUES!â€
St. Louis Blues Rumors
The St. Louis Blues have a long tradition of fan-produced programs, which often are humor-filled alternatives to the teams programs, was known for having a long-running publication known as, Game Night Revue. It was in production for over a decade from 1994-2005, which after the 2005 lockout the writer did not resume the publication. This publication was a direct result of the Chicago Blackhawkâ€™s Blue Line Magazine. After the lockout the Game Night Revue published a â€œGoodbyeâ€ issue and presented in the first two games. Upon missing the humor programs, another group of St. Louis Blues fans started another publication now called St. Louis Game Time.