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Joe Barker is a graduate of Truman State University and works full-time as a sportswriter at a newspaper — yes, they still exist. He compiles the daily links for St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan since Curtis Joseph wore a mask adorned with trumpets.

Previewing The St. Louis Blues: The Defense And Goaltender Edition

With the season right around the corner, it's time to look at the 2010-11 St. Louis Blues, starting with the goaltending and defense.

Three Reasons The St. Louis Blues Will Miss The Playoffs

Three reasons why the St. Louis Blues will miss the playoffs

Predicting The St. Louis Blues' Training Camp Stories

St. Louis Blues Training Camp starts Friday—Joe Barker predicts the stories on Thursday.

Time To Get On Board The Blues Bandwagon, Cardinal Fans

Time to get on board the St. Louis Blues bandwagon, Cardinal fans

St. Louis Blues: Searching For The Perfect Third Line

The Blues have the potential to have one of the best third lines in hockey, if only they would put them together.

Five Reasons I Want Hockey To Start Now

The Blues season starts October 9. That's too far away. Here are five reasons why the hockey season should start now.

Five Rules The NHL Should Adopt For Future Seasons

If the NHL is determined to change the rules, these are five it should adopt for future seasons.

Blues Gearing Up For Another Season Without A Cup

Team shows patience building for next season and would rather wait for players to develop into starts. The result? Another lost season.

Expectations rising for Blues' Erik Johnson

After signing a two-year deal, Blues' defenseman Erik Johnson needs to show he was worthy of top-pick status. The 2010-11 season should be a big one for the future of EJ, and the future of the Blues.

Blues Made Right Call By Dealing King

Blues made right call by dealing D.J. King.