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Just a cog in the wheel at St Louis Game Time, and part of the Beyond Checkerdome podcast for SLGT. Obviously, I'm a better talker than writer.

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RM: Notes vs Yotes


After catastrophe in LA, the Blues have a chance to rise from the ashes in Phoenix.

Next Stop: Tinseltown


The Blues (plus one) travel to LA to take on the resurgent Kings.

GTGT time! March 9th!


Come watch the afternoon game against the Sharks with your fellow Gametimers

Five-Game Road Trip Begins In Dallas


The Blues give Elliott the start, and hope to build off of home win.

Road Music: 02/20 @ Colorado Avalanche


Road Music: Another Day, Another Airport

Flightless In Vancouver: The Almost-True Story


The Blues didn't get home until 3:00 this morning. What gives?

Road Music, one last stop before coming home


The Blues come to Vancouver, where star goaltenders ask for trades and then become fan favorites (again) (for a while).

Blue Flames Burn Hotter Than Red Ones, Right?


Whatever sparked the Blues defense in Detroit needs to continue burning in Calgary.

The Blues hope to find their mojo in Michigan


After dropping 5 in a row, the Blues will try to end their skid where it began - in Detroit

Tuned up in Columbus, Blues now head to Motor City


With the successful avoidance of the CBus trap game, the Blues are back at it against the Wings. Surely Detroit is better prepared than in the season opener; will it make a difference?

Blues are rested and ready for BJs


Let's not count our chickens before they've hatched, eh? The Blues will need to focus on the game at hand; not doing so will give the Jackets the chance they need.

Game Time Get Together / Road Watch party 02/01


Hey guys! Come on down The Post in Maplewood, MO for a road game watch party. Blues are in (Fuck) Detroit, so the game starts at 6:30. It's a Friday night, so come on out and join your fellow Gametimers in tossing back a few and watching the Blues! The Link is to the Facebook event, but the critical details are: When: Friday 02/01. Come anytime, but the game starts at 6:30. Where: The Post in Maplewood, MO. The address is 7372 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63143

The Blues D takes on Big D


A defensive team with new-found offensive pop visits the rebuilding Stars franchise.

Road Music: Blues at Blackhawks


Nashville box checked, the Blues get right back at it in Chicago

The Blues Hit the Road


After a hell of an opening act, the Blues ply their trade in Smashville next.

Happy New Year GTGT


Hope you didn't use up your drinking money on NYE! Some of us are getting together to meet up Jan 2 at 6 Row Brewing in St Louis, and catch up with PCS. Figure we'd start around 7ish, and the place is on Forest Park Ave, near Grand. The link is for the map to this fine establishment.

GTGT: Need Lockout Diversions Soon (NLDS)


Link is to the Facebook event. On Wednesday, 10/10 we'll be getting together at Cousin Hugo's in Maplewood. We'll be celebrating the Cardinal's postseason, mourning the lockout, and, best of all, getting a chance to toss one back with One Of Our Own, Fred Murtz, in town from CA this week. I know I owe him a beer or two at least!

GTGBGT - Game Time Good Bye Get Together


Our own Donut King and his other (better) half @BluesMay (sometimes known as Kate) are heading west to Missoula, MT. Come down to The Post in Maplewood on Saturday, 09/22 and send them off GT-style! The Link above is to the Facebook event page for this. The key details are: where- 7372 Manchester Rd, in Maplewood. when- starting at 4:30ish, finishing whenever we run out of beer money and/or kidneys to sell. See You There!

Oshie, Blues avoid arbitration, sign 5 year deal


A major loose end gets tied up. Oshie is signed fort 5 years, annual cap hit of 4.175 million. More news coming.

Like You Need A Reason...

12 drink. But, if you wanted an easy excuse, here ya go. Some of us SLGT types are gathering tonight in Maplewood at Cousin Hugo's. There's no game to catch, so the timing is "whenever". People will start showing up 6:30ish or so. Later is fine, too. The link above is to Hugo's website. So come on down, eat, drink, and be merry. Or Mary. Or whatever. Except Dustin, 'cuz FUCK that guy. Don't be that guy.



Some beer-soaked thoughts from a Blues fan watching the 2011-2012 season end.

Road Music: 05/06 @ Los Angeles Kings


The Kings look to sweep the Blues out of the 2nd Round, but the Blues aim to sabotage those plans and bring it back to St Louis for a game 5.

Road Music: 05/03 @ Los Angeles Kings


The Kings are staying at a downtown LA hotel to replicate the road game feel. That matches the Blues goal of duplicating the regular season home tradition of winning.

Road Music: 04/19 @ San Jose Sharks


The Blues take a 2-1 series lead into game 4. The Sharks will not go down without a fight. The Blues are up for the challenge.

Road Music: 04/16 @ San Jose Sharks


After an ugly game 2, the scene shifts to San Jose for games 3 and 4. Will the Blues carry momentum into the Shark Tank, or will the home ice be to the Sharks advantage?

Chirping with the Enemy


Take a look at some Twitter banter involving me and a Battle of Cali writer. Fun Stuff.

Welcome Back Gerard /GTGT/ TweetUp


Our fan from The Netherlands is back in St Louis, and we're getting together to welcome him back. This time, we're downtown at the Tin Can for playoffs opening night. C'mon down! We're doing it 04/11, the link is to the Facebook Event page.

Road Music: 04/07 @ Dallas Stars


The Blues regular season ends with a trip to Dallas. A win here and a regulation loss for VAN can still earn the Blues the #1 spot in the West.

Who Needs A Drink? GTGT/Welcome Home Hartigan


The last one went so well, we're doing it again! Come watch the last game of the regular season @ Dallas with your GameTime and Twitter friends. Same place as before, Cousin Hugo's in Maplewood. Additionally, we'll be welcoming Hartigan back to STL and possibly RBR too!

Road Music: 03/28 @ Chicago BlackHawks


The Blues can clinch the Central Division tonight in Chicago, while Toews and Keith watch from the pressbox. Getcha popcorn ready.

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