A case of the (St. Louis) Blues

Blues Defenceman Robert Bortuzzo and Forward Zach Sanford drop the mitts during a battle drill at practice Monday, December 10th.

Blues Defenceman Robert Bortuzzo and Forward Zach Sanford drop the mitts during a battle drill at practice Monday, December 10th.

The St. Louis Blues are a struggling team this season. From poor goaltending to fights during practice, the St. Louis Blues have hit a low and have ended up much farther away from where they expected to be at this point in the NHL season.

The Blues currently 1 point out of last place in the National Hockey League at 10-14-4, including 7 losses in their last 10 games. The Blues are coming off a 6-1 loss against Vancouver on Sunday as inconsistent goaltending proves to be a lingering issue.

On Monday, December 10th, the team’s frustrations began to spill into practice as teammates Robert Bortuzzo and Zach Sanford dropped the mitts during a battle in front of the net. “Mentally, I think guys are at a point right now where they’re so frustrated with how things have gone,” said Blues D man Chris Butler, referring to the altercation during practice.

Blues Superstar forward Vladimir Tarasenko spoke to media after the Blues’ 6-1 blowout loss to the Canucks, “There’s no consistency in our game… I apologize to all of our fans. We can’t play at home like this. It’s unacceptable. I don’t know how to fix it…” The young superstar wishes there was something he could do for the team at this point, but it seems as though these issues may be a little deeper than how things are looking at this point. While the Blues’ goaltending is struggling, the offense sure is not helping as the Blues have scored only 5 goals in their last 4 games and sit in the bottom five in the league in goals scored.

The Blues fire head coach, Mike Yeo on November 20 and have gone 3-5-1 under Craig Berube in his first nine games as head coach.

Blues Forward Jaden Schwartz could return to the lineup tonight hopeful to spark the lackluster Blues offence.