Best All-Time St. Louis Blues Team in NHL History

 

You miss 100% of the shots you never take.  –Wayne Gretzky

The St. Louis Blues were established in 1967 and are starting the NHL playoffs this week with many great offensive star players in their team history including Gary Unger, Brett Hull, Adam Oates, Brendan Shanahan, and Wayne Gretzky who is arguably “the greatest hockey player of all-time” playing for the Blues in 1996 along with many other great offensive players like Red Berenson, Bernie Federko, Brian Sutter, Geoff Cournall, Keith Tkachuk, Paul Kariya, Pavol Demetra, Andy McDonald, Pierre Turgeon, Dale Hawerchuk, Cliff Ronning, Rick Meagher, Doug Gilmour, Craig Janney, Rod Brind’Amour, Doug Weight, Peter Stastny, Glenn Anderson, Joey Mullen, Scott Mellanby, Scott Young, TJ Oshie, Paul Stastny, David Backes Troy Brouwer, Alexander Steen, Jaden Schwartz, Robby Fabbri, and Vladimir Tarasenko.  Defensive stars include Doug Harvey, Guy Lapointe, Jimmy Roberts, Barclay Plager, Bob Gassoff, Bruce Affleck, Rob Ramage, Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger, Phil Housley, Jeff Brown, Barrett Jackman, Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietroangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Colton Parayko.  Great goalies include Jacques Plante, Glenn Hall, Curtis Joseph, Grant Fuhr, Mike Liut, Chris Osgood, Manny Legace, Ryan Miller, Martin Brodeur, Brian Elliot, and Jake Allen.  Blues enforcers included Tony Twist, Kelly Chase, Bob Gassoff, Bob Plager, Steve Durbano, Noel Pichard, Todd Ewen, Garth Butcher, Cam Janssen, Reed Low, and Ryan Reaves.  Many great coaches like Scotty Bowman (1,244 wins), Joel Quenneville (800+ wins), Ken Hitchcock (755+ wins), Brian Sutter, Mike Keenan and Goaltending Coach: Jim Corsi.  Great GM’s like Ron Caron, Doug Armstrong and many excellent announcers including Dan Kelly, John Kelly, Ken Wilson, Darren Pang, and Bernie Federko.

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“To be able to play with a guy that loved to set up a goal as much or more than score a goal, how can you ask for anything more than that,” Hull told NHL.com of Oates, his soon-to-be fellow honored member in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Listed below are many of the Blues all-time best players by position, coaches, general managers, and announcers.  Who are you favorite or best St. Louis Blues hockey players?

Best All-time Blues Players by Position:

  • Left Wing Forwards = Brendan Shanahan, Keith Tkachuk, Paul Kariya, Brian Sutter, Geoff Cournall, Alexander Steen, Jaden Schwartz, Robby Fabbri
  • Centers = Wayne Gretzky, Gary Unger, Bernie Federko, Red Berenson,

Adam Oates, Pavol Demetra, Andy McDonald, Pierre Turgeon, Dale Hawerchuk, Cliff Ronning, Rick Meagher, Doug Gilmour, Craig Janney, Rod Brind’Amour, Doug Weight, Peter Stastny, Paul Stastny, David Backes

  • Right Wing Forwards = Brett Hull, Glenn Anderson, Joey Mullen, Scott Mellanby, Vladimir Tarasenko, Scott Young, TJ Oshie, Troy Brouwer
  • Defensemen = Doug Harvey, Guy Lapointe, Jimmy Roberts, Barclay Plager, Bob Gassoff, Bruce Affleck, Rob Ramage, Scott Stevens, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger, Phil Housley, Jeff Brown, Barrett Jackman, Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietroangelo, Kevin Shattenkirk, Colton Parayko
  • Goalies = Martin Brodeur, Jacques Plante, Glenn Hall, Curtis Joseph, Grant Fuhr, Mike Liut, Chris Osgood, Manny Legace, Ryan Miller, Brian Elliot, Jake Allen
  • Enforcers = Tony Twist, Kelly Chase, Bob Gassoff, Bob Plager, Steve Durbano, Noel Pichard, Todd Ewen, Garth Butcher, Cam Janssen, Reed Low, Ryan Reaves
  • Coaches = Scotty Bowman (1,244 wins), Joel Quenneville (800+), Ken Hitchcock (755+), Brian Sutter, Mike Keenan; Goaltending Coach: Jim Corsi
  • GM’s = Ron Caron, Doug Armstrong
  • Announcers = Dan Kelly, John Kelly, Ken Wilson, Darren Pang, Bernie Federko
  • Favorite/Best Player = Gary Unger, Brett Hull, Wayne Gretzky, Brendan Shanahan, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger, Curtis Joseph, Vladimir Tarasenko

My 4 Offensive Lines:

  1. Wayne Gretzky             Adam Oates                           Brett Hull
  2. Brendan Shanahan Gary Unger                           Bernie Federko                     
  3. Keith Tkachuk Red Berenson                                    Joey Mullen
  4. Paul Kariya Pavol Demetra                       Scott Mellanby

Reserves/Healthy Scratches/Call-Ups Fowards: Glenn Anderson, Brian Sutter, Doug Gilmour, Dale Hawerchuk, Peter Stastny, Rod Brind’Amour, Cliff Ronning, Craig Janney, Rick Meagher, Geoff Cournall, Scott Young, Scott Mellanby, Pierre Turgeon, Doug Weight, Alexander Steen, David Backes, TJ Oshie, Troy Brouwer, Paul Stastny, Jaden Schwartz, Robby Fabbri, Vladimir Tarasenko

My Defense:

  1. Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger
  2. Doug Harvey, Scott Stevens
  3. Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietroangelo

Reserves/Healthy Scratches/Call-Ups Defense: Guy Lapointe, Phil Housley, Barclay Plager,   Jeff Brown, Bob Gassoff, Bruce Affleck, Rob Ramage, Barrett Jackman, Kevin Shattenkirk

My Goalies = Jacques Plante, Glenn Hall (Old School), Martin Brodeur, Curtis Joseph, Grant Fuhr (Modern), Brian Elliot, Jake Allen (New School)

My Enforcers = Tony Twist, Kelly Chase, Cam Janssen

My Coaches = Head Coach: Scotty Bowman (1,244 wins), Assistant Coaches: Joel Quenneville (800+), Ken Hitchcock (755+), Goalie Coach: Jim Corsi

My GM’s = Ron Caron, Doug Armstrong

My Announcers = Dan Kelly, John Kelly

Favorite/Best Player = Gary Unger, Brett Hull, Brendan Shanahan, Al MacInnis, Chris Pronger, Scott Stevens, Curtis Joseph, Wayne Gretzky, Robby Fabbri, Vladimir Tarasenko

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Dr.  Michael Fredrick is Associate Professor, Chair of Sport Studies at USSA. 

April 15, 2016

  Michael J. Fredrick, PhD

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. check flight status May 16, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Elliot was fantastic. Not saying the Sharks should have won, but they should feel okay after tonight. They had a dominant second period, and Jones gave up a soft goal. Also, with all the TO’s the Sharks made, they should feel fortunate that they were in the game. Many great scoring chances, a couple posts, and great net minding by Elliot. Should be a close series the rest of the way.

     
  2. gmaillogin May 18, 2016 at 11:55 am

    The Sharks are running picks in the defensive and offensive zone. I saw at least 12 times last night a Blues forechecker was unable to get on the forecheck because another Shark moved to impede them. Just enough inteference to avoid the forecheck, too little for the Ref to call a penalty. Really ingenious – it also worked for Deboer when he was with the Devils. The Blues are really slow as a team, so San Jose will look fast compared to them. Neither one of these teams will be able to deal with the speed comong out of the East. The Blues will be lucky if they win another game.

     

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