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"If we do not prepare for ourselves the role of the hammer, there will be nothing left but that of the anvil."

-- Otto von Bismarck, 1851

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Wolves, Wings Stay In Playoff Chase

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The races in the AHL's Western Conference, and the ECHL's Eastern Conference, are tightening up for the Blues' affiliates in Chicago and Kalamazoo. Both clubs are engaged in epic battles for playoff positioning.

2012 Draft Pick Kurker Joins USHL's Indiana Ice

6' 3, 210-pound power winger says farewell to Boston University As first reported by "The Mack Report" (a Merrimack College hockey blog) a week ago, Blues' prospect Sam Kurker has left Boston...

TRENDING UP: Binnington Pochiro Vannelli, more...

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"Binner" is a winner twice over, in the AHL to start the week and in the ECHL to finish it. Zach Pochiro is a scoring machine, and Tommy Vannelli is staying hot as well. Here's your weekly look at five Blues' prospects who are "Trending Up."

Local boys make good in the Ontario League

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The Blues have not drafted an OHL player in the first round since Alex Pietrangelo in 2008, and no OHL'ers at all since Jordan Binnington in 2011. That could change this year, and St. Louis-area products are the reason why.

Carrier traded; All-Star Allen; Binnington wins 2.

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The second Blues' prospect in as many weeks was traded in the QMJHL, as 2013 second-rounder William Carrier was dealt to the Drummondville Voltigeurs. Also, Jake Allen named to the AHL All-Star Game, and Jordan Binnington wins twice in two leagues.

TRENDING UP: Pochiro, Veilleux, Tesink, more...

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A new face in the "Fab Five" for the first time this season, and a few prospects making their return to the list after a lengthy absence. Here's your weekly look at five Blues' prospects who have exceeded expectations over the last seven days.

Up-And-Down Allen; Binnington, Veilleux stand out.

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Jake "The Snake" Allen gets the yo-yo treatment from the Blues this week. Jordan Binnington gets the call to report to the Wolves, and Yannick Veilleux finally breaks out for a big week with the K-Wings.

TRENDING UP: Andronov, Allen, Binnington, more...

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"Goalies Of The Future" making their move in the present. Russian machine never break. One prospect with his first goal of the season, one more with his first AHL goal of the season. 2013's last weekly look at the "Fab Five" of Blues' prospects.

Jaskin's callup successful; Andronov's not so much

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Prospects Dmitrij Jaskin and Sergey Andronov both spent the last week being yo-yos as the Blues transferred them up and down between the AHL and the bigs. Jaskin got into game action and scored his first NHL goal.

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Andronov pots three in Wolves' road win

Sergey Andronov tallied his first pro hat trick, and Jake Allen turned aside all 19 shots he faced as the Chicago Wolves whitewashed the Lake Erie Monsters 4-0 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland...

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2014 Draft-eligible Wildwood, MO native Blake Clarke traded to OHL's Saginaw Spirit

He's not a Blues' prospect -- yet -- but St. Louis area native Blake Clarke has been traded from the North Bay (ON) Battalion to the Saginaw (MI) Spirit of the OHL. Photo by OHL Images Clarke,...

TRENDING UP: Binnington, Allen, Jaskin, more...

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Jordan Binnington's hot December makes him First Star for this week, and Jake Allen leads a quartet of Wolf cubs in the rest of your "Fab Five." Here's a look at five Blues' prospects who have exceeded expectations in the last seven days.

First mock draft yields skill up front, in goal

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The first Mock Draft of the 2013-14 season brings the Blues an increase in the skill level up front, as well as a goaltending prospect with two years of major junior eligibility left after this season.

Wolves win pair; Binnington on fire in The Zoo

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The Chicago Wolves won both games they played this week, and go head-to-head with conference rivals in Cleveland twice in the next seven days as they push for a playoff spot. In Kalamazoo, rookie Jordan Binnington is hot, hot, hot in December.

Blues Recall Jaskin From Wolves

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With Vladimir Sobotka on the IR, the Blues are bringing Dmitrij jaskin up fromn the AHL to take his place on the roster.

TRENDING UP: Ratte, Jaskin, Andronov, more...

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"Don't turn your back on the Wolf Pack..." This week's "Fab Five" is dominated by the BWO (Blues' World Order) Chicago Wolves. Plus, 2012 first-round pick Jordan Schmaltz. Your weekly look at five Blues' prospects who are "Trending Up."

Possibly Another Brother Act For Blues In 2014?

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Another Brother Act coming to a Scotttrade Center near you? Maybe...

Wolves drop two on road, K-Wings drop two at home

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The week of Dec. 8-14 started well for the Blues' affiliates in Chicago and Kalamazoo, but ended on a down 'Note. The Wolves lost a pair of close games on a Texas swing, while the K-Wings dropped two straight on home ice for the first time this year.

Prospect game schedule for week ending 12-14-13.

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A look ahead at the upcoming schedule for all Blues' prospects outside the North American pro ranks... European leagues, major junior, and NCAA.

TRENDING UP: Maceachern Binnington Tremblay, more

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The Blues' own "Big Mac" has a big week, "Binnasty" racks up his first pro shutout, and Francois Tremblay (no nickname as yet) wins three straight starts. Here's your weekly look at the "Fab Five" in the Blues' organization.

Days Of Future Past

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In the last edition of "The '14 File," we began examining some trends in the Blues' drafting patterns over the last eight Entry Drafts. Today, a more in-depth look at those trends, and at the effect that past drafts have on the organization now.

Wolves tamed at home; K-Wings fly high on the road

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The Chicago Wolves, like their parent club in St. Louis, dropped a home game by a 5-2 score on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Kalamazoo Wings won three straight on the road, capped off with Jordan "Binnasty" Binnington's first pro shutout.

Prospect game schedule for week ending 12-07-13.

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A look ahead at the upcoming schedule for all Blues' prospects outside the North American pro ranks... European leagues, major junior, and NCAA.

TRENDING UP: Jaskin, Rattie, Fairchild, more...

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A trio of Wolf cubs lead the pack this week; also, a player in his first year at college and a player in his last year of major junior. Here's your weekly look at five Blues' prospects who have exceeded expectations over the last seven days.

"How did we get here?" you ask... Here's how.

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In the debut of "The '14 File," report, we examine the source for each of the players currently in the Blues' prospect stable. Upcoming reports will focus on players available for the 2014 Entry Draft, and how these players might fit into the system.

Wolves' "Russian machine never break."

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The Washington Capitals may have Alex Ovechkin, but the Blues -- and the Chicago Wolves-- have their own Russian machine that never breaks. Russian-born and Czech-trained power forward Dmitrij Jaskin is figuring out the North American pro game.

TRENDING UP: Tesink, Parayko, Tremblay, more...

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Tesink back in Armada lineup. Parayko strong in two UAF losses. Trembay with his second shutout of 2013-14 for Val-d'Or. And both Allen and Doty are just Jake with us. Your weekly look at the "Fab Five' in the Blues' organization.

Wolves drop two, K-Wings win two, tough guys score

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The Chicago wolves lost a pair of games over the weekend, one in overtime, and the Kalamazoo Wings won the first two games of a three-game road trip to Upstate New York. Rugged prospects Cody Beach and Brett Ponich tallied for the Wolves and K-Wings.

TRENDING UP: Jaskin, Wännström, Binnington, more.

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Some new faces in the "Fab Five" this week, as Dmitrij Jaskin returns to the Wolves' lineup with solid play, Sebastian Wännström introduces himself to The 'Zoo, and Jordan Binnington picks up back-to-back wins.

Andronov, Wännström find the net in AHL, ECHL

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Sergey Andronov and Sebastian Wännström each scored their first goals of the 2013-14 season during the last week, Andronov with the Chicago Wolves and Wännström with the Kalamazoo Wings. Also, Jake Allen and Jordan Binnington are Top Ten netminders.

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