It wasn't until after the deal was done that the oddity was noticed.
December 12, 2018
November 4, 2018
Opening their 11th season in St. Louis, the Spartans' new jersey celebrates the city's heritage.
October 10, 2018
Few holes to fill and with specific targets in their sights, St. Louis rounds out their pro roster early in free agency.
September 23, 2018
In a draft thin on sure-fire prospects, Sparta chose the boom-or-bust route.
September 18, 2018
Four trades over a fortnight (not that Fortnite) have drastically changed the Spartans roster. Will this iteration work?
February 25, 2018
Injuries to key players and a recent winless streak has management skittish in St. Louis.
February 9, 2018
With three games in four nights head-to-head, the Krunch and Spartans could determine how the 2018 season goes.
January 15, 2018
Fans in the Gateway City are frustrated and freaking out over the Spartans' Jekyll and Hyde season so far.
December 17, 2017
With a couple early-season trades, the Spartans tip their hand to the rest of the league.
November 29, 2017
The Year Has Begun / Some Things Are Good Some Are Bad / This Is The Story
November 1, 2017
After taking advice from fellow GMs at the draft, Spartans change tactics heading into the new season. On the eve of game 1, where do they stand?
September 12, 2017
The Spartans have lived below the radar all summer and look to have an equally placid pre-season.
May 4, 2017
Who did what to whom? Can they do that again? Why or why not? Also, where?
April 21, 2017
Squeaking into the eighth seed, St. Louis rewarded with a matchup against a deep, talented Havana team.
March 12, 2017
Fighting for a playoff berth, the Spartans shuffled some assets at the deadline.
February 4, 2017
The franchise leader in virtually every goaltending category, Evgeni Nabokov sees his No. 20 go to the rafters.
January 19, 2017
Flirting with the playoff Mendoza Line, the Spartans find themselves choosing to "dance with the girl that brung them" rather than seeking out immediate help.
November 26, 2016
A look at the demographics of the 2016-2017 Spartans roster.
September 20, 2016
Targeting "their guys", Spartans' scouting staff happy with 2016 haul.
April 17, 2016
8-2-0 in their last 10, the Spartans are closing in on an improbable run fo0r a playoff run. But the Hockey Gods are definitely testing them.
April 6, 2016
The grinding forward continues to march up franchise record lists.
March 23, 2016
Near-misses, wishful thinking, a couple deals and a dash of controversy as St. Louis continues to retool.
February 25, 2016
Are they playing for a playoff spot? Are they hoping for a lottery pick? Outsiders can't get a bead on St. Louis.
December 26, 2015
Focusing on the future, a new captain and assistant captains are announced.
December 2, 2015
An unlikely character is the first in St. Louis franchise history to have his number retired. But it's only unlikely if you haven't heard the whole story.