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01-05-2012, 02:26 PM
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Not much talk about you guys?

At least it seems to my eyes. 4th in the league on points. Even the Wild have received alot of hype this season.

Why? Is it simply the Wings n Hawks albeit just ahead and taking all the hype from your division?

While I am here is this a hockey market like Bruins/Hawks or one of the places that struggles a bit like Phoenix/Tampa & Florida if they are losing?

NOTE: not familar with geography in America.

Your games always look sold out which is good I guess.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm

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01-05-2012, 02:34 PM
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Its because we play the trap and are boring to watch.

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Why the Blues Are Boring to Watch

I'm starting a thread where we can list all the reasons they Blues don't get the league-wide coverage that most teams with their record would be getting.

I'll start:
They don't have any good players. Just look at the all-star voting if you want evidence. No stars. No one in the upper part of the league talent.

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01-05-2012, 02:53 PM
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I'll start:
They don't have any good players. Just look at the all-star voting if you want evidence. No stars. No one in the upper part of the league talent.
Bingo! The NHL loves their stars, and although we have quite a few upper-caliber players we lack those established 'elites'...basically we are where we're at mainly because of our good coaching and team play.

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01-05-2012, 02:59 PM
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I think that pretty much sums it up...


No elite, high profile players. News coverage wants to follow those deemed elite more than a team.

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01-05-2012, 03:05 PM
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I find it funny that Chicago gets credit for being a great hockey market. When they were bad, the United Center had no one there.

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Come on guys, this is supposed to be tongue in cheek. Surely there are more reasons the Blues are boring than that?!

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No more reasons than that!

We aren't east coast!

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Midwest team with no stars.

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Canada respects us less than Columbus.

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Also because we have a team full of grinders and cheap shot artists

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Also because we have a team full of grinders and cheap shot artists
don't forget all the fragile cupcakes

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And last but not least....don't forget Minor that the Blues are boring because Ken Hitchcock told them to be!

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I hate to admit, but we are pretty damn boring. Where's the golf channel ?


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The Blues are boring because their young players don't even care about hockey. Everyone knows T.J. Oshie gets drunk every night and would rather party than play hockey. Clearly, it's effecting his performance on the ice. I mean look at how he's done under Hitchcock. He's now 2nd on the team in points. Just horrible. He should be traded.

I mean look at David Perron. He cares so little about hockey that he was moping around the ice with his head down and just skated right into Joe Thornton who was innocently standing there. Then he had the nerve to lay on the ice for a minute since his head hurt. That's unheard of. And that's not all... Not only was he faking then to try and draw a penalty, but he sat out for a WHOLE YEAR before playing his next game in the league to try and prove that it was a dirty hit. He faked it for a year and just lounged around on the couch doing nothing.

This team's young guys don't know how to play hockey correctly, and they don't have any passion for the game. Combine that with Ken Hitchcock as coach, and it makes for a boring team to watch.

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Darned intensity, hard skating, hard hitting, gap control...sapping all the entertainment value out of being a Blues fan.

The 200-foot game is boring. I don't know how many fewer feet we need to play to make it exciting again, but clearly 200 is too many.

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01-05-2012, 04:29 PM
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I think its because they win by making other teams play bad.

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It would help tremendously if they were to keep from catching all the good teams during their slumps.
Or starting their slumps.

Basically being involved with an ugly word like slump.

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Also, the color blue?

Typically used for things like calm, serenity, sadness.



...boring

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I think its because they win by making other teams play bad.
That is EXACTLY it.

Also, midwest team with no elite status players.

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The Blues are boring because they play like a team instead of individuals. Poor saps.

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I find it funny that Chicago gets credit for being a great hockey market. When they were bad, the United Center had no one there.
When we were bad, we had nobody there.

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When we were bad, we had nobody there.
Yeah, but when only 5,000 were there, I could stretch my legs out and I didn't have to deal with all the rowdy, obnoxious fans. Some nights I miss the Kitchen days, lol I don't mean that at all. Not saying we are up there with Toronto either, but when people say fans go to Chicago games when they were bad, I just laugh.

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sorry to say but the Blues are my favorite team to watch...were #1 in Nov of 10-11 season before the Oshie injury and are slowly climbing towards contender status...

if the goaltending+coaching can match the potential of the spectacularly underhyped blueline

then the blues will be more than just a playoff team....they'll play the role of spoilers> just remember they've got a few power forwards more than most teams at any given position and a few vets like langenbrunner and Arnott that have clutch scoring ability even when their regular season totals are weak.


blues aren't boring they're almost always fun to watch pre-Hitchcock and quite likely to upset a playoff fave like the Nucks, or Hawks post hitchcock

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sorry to say but the Blues are my favorite team to watch...were #1 in Nov of 10-11 season before the Oshie injury and are slowly climbing towards contender status...

if the goaltending+coaching can match the potential of the spectacularly underhyped blueline

then the blues will be more than just a playoff team....they'll play the role of spoilers> just remember they've got a few power forwards more than most teams at any given position and a few vets like langenbrunner and Arnott that have clutch scoring ability even when their regular season totals are weak.


blues aren't boring they're almost always fun to watch pre-Hitchcock and quite likely to upset a playoff fave like the Nucks, or Hawks post hitchcock


Nobody wants to play the Blues in a 7 game playoff series. The Blues are built for the playoffs.

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