Bleedin’ Blue Is Back!


Hello everybody, and welcome to the new Bleedin’  Blue blog! My name is Justin Stine, and I will be taking things over here for the time being. I want to let everyone know what to expect from the site, and I also want you to get to know a little about me. For any of you St. Louis sports fans who are familiar with Fansided, you may have seen me over at our Rams blog Ramblin’ Fan, where I have been the lead blogger for about 6 months. When I found out our Blues blog didn’t have a writer, I jumped at the chance to take it over. While I love football and the Rams, hockey will always be number one in my heart. I can’t wait to get this thing off the ground, and I hope we can make this the place to come for news, information, and opinions about the Blues.

A little more about me: I am currently employed as a sports reporter for a Southern Illinois newspaper, where I cover mostly high school and some smaller college sports. As you can probably tell, sports are my life, especially St. Louis sports. My dream is to be a beat reporter for an NHL team, and I don’t plan on giving that dream up any time soon.

As far as the plan for the site, I will be doing much of the posting here, although I am bringing in two contributing writers who will also be posting content on hopefully a regular basis. If everything works out, we will be providing plenty of content, and we also plan on bringing in a new dynamic in which we will team up for some posts to give plenty of differing opinions. Reader comments are encouraged, and we want to hear what all you Blues fans have to say about this team. Not only will we listen to you, but we will interact to most, if not all, comments posted on the site. We are fans just like you, and everyone is entitled to a voice. If anyone out there wants to join our blogging team, shoot me an email at [email protected] and let me know. This will be a fun trip, and we want you along with us for the ride.

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 24: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save against Arron Asham #45 of the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wachovia Center on May 24, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

For our first news report, it was actually a big day for the Blues, as the team signed three players. The Blues inked G Jaroslav Halak, winger Cam Janssen, and D Carlo Colaiacovo to deals. Halak was acquired from Montreal in exchange for Lars Eller and Ian Schultz, and he will make $15 mil over the next four seasons. I think that is a pretty good number, and although it’s pretty high, it’s actually not as big a number as I thought it would be. The contract is back-loaded, so he will make about $2.7 mil next season. Good work by the front office to get this thing done. I will talk about these deals more extensively tomorrow, but I wanted to get some news into this first post.

Tags: Blog Cam Janssen Carlo Colaiacovo Front Office Hockey Ian Schultz Jaroslav Halak Lars Eller Montreal Canadiens St. Louis Blues St. Louis Rams

  • peter disalvo sr.

    Hi Justin . My nane i Peter Di Salvo. My son Peter Jr. is in camp with team St Louis Blues, and played in net on Sunday. Its hard when your not at the game to see actual how he really played and did. My son said he played well and a friend who is there said the same,i read somethings on the web and it was all good. he is trying to get a contract and plays in the OHL for Barrie. Can you Justin talk to some people and see what the team is saying and get a real feel on how and if my son might fit into the organization. Thanks Peter D Sr.

    • http://www.bleedinblue.com Justin Stine

      Peter, first of all thanks for reading. I have heard some good things about your son so far, but I will certainly talk to some people and see if I can get you some more information.