Is Vladimir Tarasenko finished, or just temporarily a shell of his former self?

The only thing more heartbreaking than losing Game 2 to the Colorado Kroenke’s Avalanche was seeing a less-than-whole Vladimir Tarasenko exist as a non-factor in a playoff game. Not-so-fun fact: Wednesday night represented the first postseason game where Tarasenko didn’t record a single shot on goal since April 20, 2015. It’s been that long since … More Is Vladimir Tarasenko finished, or just temporarily a shell of his former self?

Why Klim Kostin is the tough guy (with skill) that the Blues need for the playoff run

The moment has finally arrived. Klim Kostin, the wrecking ball also known as a young Russian hockey player, is with the St. Louis Blues and could skate tomorrow. Nothing has been confirmed by Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic or Lou Korac of NHL.com but suffice to say, if Kostin is with the team, there’s a … More Why Klim Kostin is the tough guy (with skill) that the Blues need for the playoff run

5 reasons (or excuses) why Zach Sanford is still starting for the Blues

What if I told you that one could suck at their job and continue to keep it? They could do just about anything to make matters worse for the business, yet can’t find themselves out of a job. Enter Zach Sanford, a forward for the St. Louis Blues. But don’t mistake forward for anything positive. … More 5 reasons (or excuses) why Zach Sanford is still starting for the Blues

Buffa’s 5 Things: Is Taylor Hall’s talent worth his clubhouse trouble?

Sports fans can be a fickle bunch. Uber-passionate and diabolically vindictive. Hitting a walk-off home run last night means they smile, but if you strike out in the eighth tomorrow, they will riot. Don’t get mad at me. After all, I am only an ordinary guy reading a clock. The St. Louis Blues look like … More Buffa’s 5 Things: Is Taylor Hall’s talent worth his clubhouse trouble?

Fox Sports Midwest gets new look and new name, but Sinclair Broadcasting continues to leave sports fans in the cold

How we doing? It’s Saturday, the sun is shining-at least here in St. Louis, Missouri-and the grass is getting greener by the day. It’s a great time to be alive, twice over after the year we just had. Baseball is days away instead of a week, and hockey is rounding second base itself towards an … More Fox Sports Midwest gets new look and new name, but Sinclair Broadcasting continues to leave sports fans in the cold

Buffa’s 5 Things: Yadier Molina reminding the youth who the king is never gets old

Yadier Molina is a king. Maybe THE King. In St. Louis at the moment, he is the legend that never dies. Somehow, reeling against the rigors of Father time, Molina continues to look resilient behind the plate. The latest example came during a spring training game on Sunday. Astros facing off against the Cards. Jake … More Buffa’s 5 Things: Yadier Molina reminding the youth who the king is never gets old

Brett Hull thinks hockey today is boring, and someone created false outrage over it

Does the player’s personality get strangled by the protectiveness a team shares over his freedom? What if players could get away with some fun, just like the old days? Does that make necessarily them bad people? Brett Hull is one of those retired Hall of Fame hockey players who thinks current players have no personality … More Brett Hull thinks hockey today is boring, and someone created false outrage over it

“That’s life for you!” Being humbled by Jay Bouwmeester’s collapse

*Originally seen in the Feb. 15th edition of the St. Louis Game Time newspaper. Often in life, people who we don’t know personally are the ones who snap us out of our doldrums. Think about when Kobe Bryant died. If you were around his age or even stretching your legs out in your 30’s, something … More “That’s life for you!” Being humbled by Jay Bouwmeester’s collapse