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Yeo ready to make Blues debut on Bob Plager jersey retirement night

New St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo faces his first game in his new role Thursday when the Blues take on the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO near southern Illinois. Yeo replaced Ken Hitchcock, the veteran NHL coach who was dismissed by the team on Wednesday. Also on Thursday night the Blues will retire the No. 5 jersey worn by defenseman Bob Plager, raising to the rafters alongside the No. 8 of his brother, former Blues defenseman and coach Barclay Plager.

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Blues general manager fires Hitchcock; Yeo takes over behind bench

The St. Louis Blues on Wednesday fired veteran hockey coach Ken Hitchcock and replaced him with current Blues assistant coach Mike Yeo, the former head coach of the National Hockey League’s Minnesota Wild. Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the move at a news conference at the team’s practice facility in Hazelwood, near St. Louis, MO.

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Emotional Armstrong calls Hitchcock ‘probably my best friend’

St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong discussed the reasons he replaced veteran National Hockey League head coach Ken Hitchcock with former Minnesota Wild NHL coach Mike Yeo. The Bluess, who play at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO near southern Illinois, resume the season Thursday with a home game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Hard-hitting, wise-cracking Plager is living link to Blues’ beginnings

The National Hockey League’s St. Louis Blues on Thursday will retire the jersey No. 5 worn by longtime NHL defenseman Bob Plager before a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at a ceremony being held at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO near southern Illinois. Plager’s time with the franchise dates back to its inception in the league in 1967 and he played alongside future Hall of Famers like Glenn Hall, Jacques Plante, Dickie Moore and Doug Harvey and was coached by another future Hall of Famer, Scotty Bowman.

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Relax, folks. The Blues owner isn’t Stan Kroenke.

St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman is asking St. Louis, MO alderman for help paying for renovations tot he 23-year-old Scottrade Center in downtown St. Louis near southern Illinois. The NHL will also ask the state of Missouri for help in improving the downtown arena known previously as the Kiel Center and the Savvis Center where National Hockey League teams the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings have played several games against the Blues.

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Weather won’t delay Winter Classic start

The NHL Winter Classic will begin at noon Jan. 2 after being pushed back because of rain in the St. Louis, MO region and southern Illinois forecast. The game between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks hockey teams will be played at Busch Stadium, home of the St. Louis Cardinals.

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NHL Winter Classic is finally here for Blues and Blackhawks

The St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks will take their National Hockey League (NHL) rivalry to the St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball home of Busch Stadium on Monday for the Winter Classic outdoor hockey game. Blackhawks stars Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will square off against Blues stars Vladimir Tarasenko, Alexander Steen and Alex Pietrangelo in the first NHL outdoor game played in St. Louis.

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St. Louis Blues legend Bob Plager reacts to his jersey retirement ceremony

The St. Louis Blues honored original Blue Bob Plager for 50 years of service and inspiration to the franchise by retiring his No. 5 on Thursday before their NHL game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
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St. Louis Blues legend Bob Plager reacts to his jersey retirement ceremony 1:58

St. Louis Blues legend Bob Plager reacts to his jersey retirement ceremony

Hall of Famer Chris Pronger returns to the ice for Winter Classic Alumni Game 1:46

Hall of Famer Chris Pronger returns to the ice for Winter Classic Alumni Game

Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky talks about NHL Winter Classic in St. Louis 2:14

Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky talks about NHL Winter Classic in St. Louis

Former St. Louis Blue Pierre Turgeon scores two goals in Winter Classic Alumni Game 1:24

Former St. Louis Blue Pierre Turgeon scores two goals in Winter Classic Alumni Game