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The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford is joined, weekly, by former defenseman Barret Jackman to talk about the Blues--from breaking news to team culture, and back--as they play the role of defending Stanley Cup champions.

We Went Blues - A show about the St. Louis Blues The Athletic

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    • 4.9 • 56 Ratings

The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford is joined, weekly, by former defenseman Barret Jackman to talk about the Blues--from breaking news to team culture, and back--as they play the role of defending Stanley Cup champions.

    Alex Pietrangelo - Values his relationship with the city and fans of St. Louis

    Alex Pietrangelo - Values his relationship with the city and fans of St. Louis

    Former St. Louis Blues Captain Alex Pietrangelo joins Jeremy Rutherford to say goodbye to Blues fans, before he heads to Vegas to become a member of the Golden Knights. Petro looks back on his career in St. Louis, before looking ahead to his new opportunity with Vegas. Plus Alex addresses the rumour that he wanted to leave St. Louis, long before the Blues decided to sign his replacement Torey Krug. 
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    • 24 min
    Jake Allen - Looks Forward to the new experience

    Jake Allen - Looks Forward to the new experience

    Long time St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen, now a member of the Montreal Canadiens, joins JR to look back on his career with the Blues. Jake talks about what it was like to grow up in St. Louis , his children being born there, the Stanley Cup win and growing into being a great pro.Jake also looks forward to being a member of the Canadiens, what Carey Price and Shea Weber said when they reached out to welcome him aboard. Plus Jake discusses what the Blues and the Blue note will always mean to him and Jake provides his analysis on Blues new backup goalie Ville Husso



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    • 22 min
    Darren Pang on Jake Allen Trade to Montreal

    Darren Pang on Jake Allen Trade to Montreal

    JR welcomes Blues broadcaster Darren Pang to the podcast to discuss the Blues trade with Montreal today. St. Louis deals long time goalie Jake Allen to the Habs for two draft picks and much needed cap space. JR and Panger look at Allen's legacy in St. Louis, how this move creates an opportunity for Ville Husso to get a chance at the NHL level after being drafted in 2014. Plus the guys discuss what this new cap space means for the Blues as they continue to negotiate with UFA and team captain Alex Pietrangelo.



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    • 19 min
    Blues Weren't a Team When They Returned From the Pause

    Blues Weren't a Team When They Returned From the Pause

    Joey Vitale, the Blues radio analyst joins J.R. for the season recap of the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues. The Blues owned the best record in the Western Conference when the season was suspended in March, but they lost all three round-robin games in the bubble and were eliminated in six games by the Vancouver Canucks.
     
    Should the Blues have returned to St. Louis earlier ahead of entering the bubble?  Both Doug Armstrong and Craig Berube spoke about the poor conditioning of the team, when they returned from the pause. What is the future of the often injured Vladimir Tarasenko?  Can the Blues sign Captain Alex Pietrangelo?  Will Jordan Binnington bounce back?  All these questions and more will be addressed on the season ending edition of We Went Blues.



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    • 31 min
    Brian O'Reilly: Play in the Unknown, It's The Place of True Creativity

    Brian O'Reilly: Play in the Unknown, It's The Place of True Creativity

    Brian O'Reilly, the father of Stanley Cup Champion Ryan O"Reilly joins Jeremy Rutherford to discuss his son, the NHL's reigning Conn Smyth Trophy Winner and what makes Ryan tick.  Brian tells the origin story of Ryan's nickname snook, and how Ryan is coping, being in the Edmonton bubble away from his family, including his newborn son.
    Brian, a high performance coach, who conditions athletes bodies and minds, shares his philosophy on training athletes, including Ryan, and his brother Cal. Brian shares an awesome story about a text message exchange between he and his son after game 2, that helped keep Ryan's spirits up and his mindset on point to continue to compete.
    Brian also shares his thoughts on what he thinks might happen in game 6 between Ryan's Blues and the Vancouver Canucks.  This is a must listen podcast for any parent with an aspiring hockey player in the family. 



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    • 53 min
    Stanley Cup Champs Get Off on the Wrong Foot In Playoff Opener

    Stanley Cup Champs Get Off on the Wrong Foot In Playoff Opener

    Lou Korac from NHL.com joins JR for a new episode of We Went Blues, fresh off the Cup Champions losing their playoff debut vs Vancouver. In. fact, counting the exhibition game, the three round robin games and the game one, 5-2 loss to Vancouver, the Blues are o for 5 so far in the Edmonton bubble.
     
    Lou and J.R, breakdown the Blues inability to stay out of the box, a penalty kill that struggled, and St. Louis' lack of goal scoring.
     
    The guys also discuss the impact of missing Alex Steen and Ivan Barbashev, two of the Blues most important penalty killers. Plus, the struggles of Jordan Binnington in game one were noticeable, which may bode well for the Blues and Binnington, as he historically bounces back after a poor performance.
     
    Lou and J.R. discuss the fantastic effort from reigning Conn Smyth Trophy Winner Ryan O'Reilly, but will need more from Brayden Schenn, Vladimir Taresenko and Jaden Schwartz ahead of game 2 on Friday.



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    • 25 min

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56 Ratings

56 Ratings

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Where else are you gonna hear Barrett “you know, and uhh” Jackman talk Blues hockey?

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