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There’s a roster freeze in effect, so obviously no trades will be announced in the near future. That being said, once the Olympics are over, it won’t be long until the trade deadline and we might be in for some blockbusters.
One of the players whose name keeps coming up St. Louis’ Chris Stewart.
He’s a physical forward and a threat to score that would fit nicely on a lot of team’s second or third line. The Blues have been giving him just 13:39 minutes per contest this season though and have been offering him to teams around the league, according to the Ottawa Sun’s sources.
Some squads might balk at his $4.15 million annual cap hit through the 2014-15 campaign, but the Ottawa Senators are believed to be interested in his services. They have more than enough room, even if they don’t necessarily intend to spend to the ceiling. At 26, Stewart is also young enough to factor into Ottawa’s long-term plans as well as provide them with a boost during their current battle for a postseason...
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Chris Stewart of the St. Louis Blues is on the chopping block and likely to be moved before the 2014 NHL trade deadline. Stewart, who is 26 years old, scored 26 points in 57 games played this season. The right winger is signed to a cap hit of $4.15 million for one more season. He is a power forward with size and toughness who can score goals.
There are reports that the
ST. LOUIS -- Somewhere in the bowels of the Scottrade Center on Saturday afternoon, Blues goalie Brian Elliott and forward Vladimir Tarasenko had a brief conversation.
"Before the third period Tarasenko was next to me at the urinal and he was saying 'Keep going' and I said 'Go get one for me' and he did in the end," Elliott said.
Before long the Blues had...
T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko scored in a shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.
The crowd chanted ''USA! USA! as Oshie skated in on Al Montoya and beat him. Tarasenko then scored, giving the Blues the victory in their final game before the Olympic break.
Blues goalie Brian Elliott stopped Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd...
The St. Louis Blues are off for the next couple of weeks. While Olympic hockey is a nice substitute (you know, if you're actually able to watch the games and not have them spoiled), it's just not the same as Blues hockey, especially considering how well 2013-14 has gone.
There are several members of the organization you could follow in Sochi. However, due to some boredom...
T.J. Oshie is a shootout master. In his career, Oshie is 25-for-46 (54.3%) and has the second best scoring percentage of any active skater with at least 20 attempts. He's one of the league's absolute best when it comes to the skills competition.
This season he is 7-for-10 (70%) and is tied with Logan Couture and Jonathan Toews for most shootout goals in 2013-14. Oshie...
Hitch said Leopold is "not OK." Severity of injury will be addressed in next 24 hours. #stlblues
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) February 8, 2014
Watch how the injury occurred belw, keep an eye on Leopold's right lower leg. Continue reading "Video- Jordan Leopold Suffers Leg Injury"
Many Blues the players arrived in Sochi yesterday, and this morning, quite a few teams hit the ice for their first practice.
For Team USA which includes Blues captain, David Backes, alternate captain, T.J. Oshie, and defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk, practiced this morning and there were a few interesting line combinations for the U.S. as well.
The 'St. Louis Haters' line...
With the Olympics and a 18-day break in the NHL schedule awaiting, the last thing the Blues wanted to do on Saturday was hang around.
But, playing their fourth consecutive overtime of a four-game homestand, with their travel plans on hold, the Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in an overtime-shootout in front of 19,052.
After a 3-3 tie and a scoreless overtime period, T. J....
The NHL is closed for business as players head their separate ways for the Olympic break.
The Senators could go the rental route with a guy like Thomas Vanek (Islanders), Matt Moulson (Sabres) or Mike Cammalleri (Calgary), but if GM Bryan Murray is going to give up prospects he wants to see if he can get a better return.
Keep an eye on Chris Stewart because he is on the radar screen...
David Backes realizes every U.S. Olympic hockey team inevitably ends up in the vast shadow of the 1980 Miracle on Ice squad, which stunned the Soviet Union and eventually won gold in Lake Placid.
Although the American players who held their first practice in Sochi Monday night know all about the greatest achievement in U.S. hockey history, they think it's time for some fresh...
TJ Oshie, easily one of the NHL’s best shootout men, was at it again on Saturday. Oshie went forehand-backhand-forehand and sold a sick fakeshot to get Al Montoya to go down, promptly going upstairs for his league-leading seventh shootout goal of the season.
We all can’t wait to see TJ wear the #74 sweater for Team USA next week in Sochi and hopefully win a Gold Medal.