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

2021 New Year’s Resolutions: Start appreciating the little things more often

Have you ever sat down and just stopped for a minute? Forget meditation. Just sit down, put the phone down, look around, and merely exist for a few minutes. It’s exhilarating, I promise. Appreciating the little things is on my to-do list for 2021. If last year taught us anything, it’s to soak in all … More 2021 New Year’s Resolutions: Start appreciating the little things more often

6 Worthy Conversations: Why the Cardinals need to do whatever it takes to keep Yadier Molina around

Five is a proud number. Ten is official. Six could be serious though. Hence the title of my latest chapter of rants. Six things that make me go boom inside. Since most other writers (especially the very good ones) have already swept up five and everyone with a working keyboard has borrowed ten, I felt … More 6 Worthy Conversations: Why the Cardinals need to do whatever it takes to keep Yadier Molina around

Why Bernie Miklasz without a radio show is a sad thing for St. Louis sports fans

Late last summer, when Kevin Wheeler was let go from 101.1 WXOS ESPN, I thought to myself, “well, at least Bernie Miklasz is still there in the mornings.” Today, that is no longer true. Miklasz, a veteran on the St. Louis sports radio and journalism scene, was let go amid a flurry of cuts at … More Why Bernie Miklasz without a radio show is a sad thing for St. Louis sports fans