Skip to content

Oshie: ‘This should have been the year’

Apr 27, 2014, 8:47 PM EDT

Ken Hitchcock AP

The St. Louis Blues must deal with their second consecutive first-round exit on Sunday, but as painful as that might be, it seems like a good chunk of the team seems to see some light at the end of the tunnel.

The general feeling seems to be that the Blues are this close to breaking through, at least depending upon who’s talking.

Considering that management went all-in by acquiring (likely rental) Ryan Miller at the trade deadline, T.J. Oshie echoed the sentiment that this would be their big push.

While Oshie seems to lament the missed opportunity, Steve Ott seems to back up the “tweak instead of blow things up” notion.

Don’t make any mistake about it, though: there are plenty of Blues who are fed up with following up strong regular seasons with quick playoff exits.

Ott might say that they’re only a step or two away from being on the other side of the handshake lines.

Latest Posts
  1. Shattenkirk is ‘ready to go’ for Blues

    Mar 28, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT

    Kevin Shattenkirk AP

    St. Louis gets Carl Gunnarsson back, too.

  2. North Dakota dominates Quinnipiac to advance in NCAA tournament

    Mar 28, 2015, 2:16 AM EDT

    NCAA Quinnipiac North Dakota Hockey AP

    A round-up of scores from Friday’s NCAA action.

  3. Oilers put dent in Stars’ playoff hopes

    Mar 28, 2015, 12:52 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Their in Vancouver to face the Canucks on Saturday.

  4. Could Lundqvist start Saturday for the Rangers?

    Mar 27, 2015, 8:00 PM EDT

    AP

    New York plays twice this weekend.

  5. Eichel, BU avoid opening-round NCAA scare, beat Yale in OT

    Mar 27, 2015, 5:25 PM EDT

    Stu Wilson, Jack Eichel, Alex Lyon Getty Images

    Terriers move one step closer to the Frozen Four.

  6. Video: Berube defends how he’s deployed Lecavalier

    Mar 27, 2015, 5:01 PM EDT

    Craig Berube AP

    “In the middle of the ice in our system, it’s a lot of work.”

  7. Sharks shut down Mueller (hand) for remainder of road trip

    Mar 27, 2015, 4:34 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks Getty Images

    And, quite possibly, for the remainder of the season.

  8. Five big games to watch this weekend

    Mar 27, 2015, 4:06 PM EDT

    Derek Stepan, Zdeno Chara, Tuukka Rask AP

    Nail-biting time for Bruins fans.

  9. More bad news for slumping Wings as Sheahan (upper body) out

    Mar 27, 2015, 3:35 PM EDT

    RileySheahan2 Getty Images

    Joins Pavel Datsyuk and Erik Cole on the shelf.

  10. Goalie nods: Make it 33 straight for Dubnyk

    Mar 27, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT

    Devan Dubnyk AP

    News and notes from around the crease…

Featured video

Hammond leads Ottawa's turnaround
Top 10 NHL Player Searches