St. Louis Blues http://news.stlpublicradio.org en After A Long Wait, Fans Get The Blues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-long-wait-fans-get-blues <p>The St. Louis Blues kicked off their training camp Sunday morning with a practice that was free to the public.</p><p>Even though the team has a shortened season, plenty of fans are happy a lengthy labor standoff between players and owners has been put to rest.</p><p>Paul Fries was one of more than 6,000 people who finally got to see their team take the ice, though he thought the months-long staring contest between players and owners would derail the National Hockey League this year.</p><p>“I was really thinking there probably wouldn’t be a season,” Fries said.</p> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:38:01 +0000 Tim Lloyd 8312 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org After A Long Wait, Fans Get The Blues Blues coach 'Hitch' gets contract extension http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blues-coach-hitch-gets-contract-extension <p>The man who led the St. Louis Blues to one of the best seasons in franchise history this year will be behind the bench until 2014.</p><p>The team announced today that Ken Hitchcock has signed a one-year contract extension, with an option for the 2014-2015 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:15:46 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3998 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blues coach 'Hitch' gets contract extension Morning Headlines- Thursday, June 21, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-21-2012 <p><strong>Seniority, income determining factors in new Illinois insurance law </strong></p><p>Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s office announced early this morning that he has signed <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-panel-targets-retiree-health-care">a measure</a> that will require retired state and public university employees to kick in more money for their health insurance.&nbsp;</p><p>Retirees with at least 20 years of service currently get free health coverage. Those with less time on the job pay for a portion of the cost.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:46:21 +0000 Sydney Miller, Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 3957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines- Thursday, June 21, 2012 Stillman officially takes ownership of the St. Louis Blues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/stillman-officially-takes-ownership-st-louis-blues <p>A former college hockey player who says he&#39;s been a Blues fan since moving to St. Louis 20 years ago is the new lead owner of the franchise.</p><p>The St. Louis Blues officially unveiled Tom Stillman, the chairman and CEO of Summit Distributors, on Thursday. The National Hockey League approved the sale on Tuesday, and the deal closed on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 10 May 2012 18:54:03 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3670 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Stillman officially takes ownership of the St. Louis Blues Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 9, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-may-9-2012 <p><strong>Blues on the brink of new ownership</strong></p><p>Two years to the month after being put up for sale for the second time in six years, the St. Louis Blues appear to have a new owner.</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 12:15:09 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Joseph Leahy 3658 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Reports say Blues sale imminent http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/reports-say-blues-sale-imminent <p>The sale of the NHL&#39;s St. Louis Blues appears&nbsp;imminent.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/IN44fB">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that&nbsp;the sale of the team to a group led by St. Louis-area businessman&nbsp;Tom Stillman could close on Wednesday, with a news conference&nbsp;announcing the sale as early as Thursday.</p><p>The Post-Dispatch says Hall of Famer Brett Hull is expected to&nbsp;be named to a management position.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 15:24:34 +0000 The Associated Press 3650 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Reports say Blues sale imminent Morning headlines: Monday, May 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-may-7-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis man charged in&nbsp;shooting deaths, arson</strong></p><p>St. Louis police say a man upset with his ex-girlfriend shot her and her mother to death then set a fire before leaving two young children locked in an apartment. The suspect&#39;s 10-month-old son died of smoke inhalation and a 3-year-old girl was critically injured. Prosecutors charged 23-year-old Eric Lawson on Sunday with three counts of first-degree murder and nine other charges, including arson. Police say 22-year-old Breiana Ray and her mother, 50-year-old Gwendolyn Ray, died Saturday of gunshot wounds to the head. Aiden Lawson died of smoke inhalation. The 3-year-old girl was taken to a hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. Her name was not released.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 07 May 2012 14:22:21 +0000 Bill Raack & The Associated Press 3638 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, May 7, 2012 Mayor proclaims Friday as St. Louis Blues Day http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-proclaims-friday-st-louis-blues-day <p>The St. Louis Blues are in the second round of&nbsp;the NHL playoffs for the first time in a decade, and Mayor Slay is honoring the resurgent team.</p><p>Slay declared Friday as St. Louis Blues Day and is asking St.&nbsp;Louisans&nbsp;to wear blue in recognition of the day.&nbsp;The&nbsp;Blues open the second round of the playoffs with a home game&nbsp;Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings.</p><p>The Blues beat San Jose to win the first-round series in five&nbsp;games.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:09:07 +0000 The Associated Press 3583 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor proclaims Friday as St. Louis Blues Day Morning headlines: Thursday, April 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-april-26-2012 <p><strong>Woman wins $6 million judgment against &quot;Girls Gone Wild&quot;</strong></p><p>A St. Louis judge in has awarded nearly $5.77 million to a woman who sued the makers of the &quot;Girls Gone Wild&quot; videos for using an image of her bare breasts without her consent.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/girls-gone-wild-orderd-to-pay-million-to-student-it/article_0bbb7adf-757b-53cb-90ce-124a459dd28d.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> the verdict from Judge John Garvey came down in March, after no one showed up for the defense.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:37:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Alex King & The Associated Press 3574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Blues beat Sharks 3-1, win first playoff series in 10 years http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blues-beat-sharks-3-1-win-first-playoff-series-10-years <p>Jamie Langenbrunner&nbsp;and David Perron scored two goals in 45 seconds, and Andy McDonald added an empty-net insurance tally late in the third period as the St. Louis Blues won their first playoff series in a decade, beating the San Jose Sharks 3-1 in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Scottrade Center.</p> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 03:23:13 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blues beat Sharks 3-1, win first playoff series in 10 years