Founded in 1967, the St. Louis Blues were part of the NHL’s first wave of expansion teams that started the trend of the NHL becoming a major North American pro league. Despite the fact that the Blues have been known to put quality teams on the ice, they’ve had trouble breaking through to become a top contender on a consistent basis. Nonetheless, St. Louis Blues lines have remained fairly steady throughout the history of the franchise.
St Louis Blues Next Game
The moneylines for the St. Louis Blues next game will remain updated on this part of the site during the regular season and the playoffs. Numbers that you see here are reported from sportsbooks popular around the online wagering world.
St Louis Blues Score
Throughout the entire schedule, we update the St. Louis Blue score for each game, as well as the moneyline that was given prior to the puck drop. Comparing the lines with the actual results provides potentially valuable context for future matchups.
St Louis Blues Standings
The St. Louis Blues standings compared to their opponent helps sportsbooks determine the lines offered before the first whistle. When doing your own research of the standings, you can divide these results into division and conference listings as you please.
St Louis Blues Record
Despite the fact that they joined the league much later than original six teams, the St. Louis Blues have had an incredible number of Hall-of-Fame players on their rosters, including Wayne Gretzky, Al MacInnis, Brett Hull and Bernie Federko. However, none of these players made the Stanley Cup finals. The only time the Blues advanced to the final series was during the first three years of their existence, when expansion teams were required to participate in the finals. Despite making the playoffs very often throughout their history, the post season appears to be when the Blues fade year after year.
Recently, the Blues have been providing a stiff challenge to western conference competitors, winning central division championships in 2011-12 and 2014-15. However, they’ve also ended up facing extremely tough competition in the form of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings, who have won several cups during the 2010s. Incredibly, the western conference has been so strong that multiple 100+ point seasons still don’t qualify the Blues as favourites.
The main strength of the Blues since their successful rebuild has been their rock solid defence, organized by Ken Hitchcock and implemented on ice by one of the deepest bluelines in the league. St. Louis also boasts several forwards who are two-way wizards, capable of dominating play at both ends of the rink. Although they’ve found an incredible young sniper in Vladdy Tarasenko, the only knock against the Blues might be their lack of high-end scoring that teams like Chicago and Pittsburgh take for granted.
Despite their long history of struggling to make it at the highest level of NHL play, the Blues are poised to make a breakthrough into the upper echelon of the sport. Over the next few years, fans of the NHL are unlikely to be surprised by an appearance very soon in the Stanley Cup playoffs.