Found July 09, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS -- A confident Doug Armstrong stood with his back to a framed photo of The Great One, then referenced the legend when asked which of his players, if any, would be off-limits in future trades. "Well, Wayne Gretzky got traded," Armstrong said. "I would say everybody is available. Some guys are not likely to be traded, but you would be foolish to say ... if the MVP of the league was made available, and they called you and said, 'We need this piece, do you want it?' You never want to paint yourself deep into that corner." The St. Louis Blues general manager smiled, and continued to keep any trade plans for the 2013-14 season close to his chest, leaving the door open for the kind of speculation that runs rampant in the NHL this time of year. The Blues recently made waves when they signed Derek Roy, a veteran center Armstrong believes will bring a playmaking ability his team lacked last season. But will that be the last major move? And could a swa...

Jonathan Cheechoo's strange career heads to Russia

Once upon a time, Jonathan Cheechoo scored 56 goals in a single NHL season. He won the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy and was considered one of the most dangerous snipers in the league. That was a long, long time ago. A lot has changed since Cheechoo's phenomenal 2005-06 campaign. The latest twist in Cheechoo's strange career will take him to Russia. Multiple...

Blues' fourth-round pick seeks a shot with hometown team

ST. LOUIS --The couple that dealt blackjack at the Casino Queen had a son in St. Louis before moving to Sin City. That boy, just 1 year old when his mom and dad relocated to the land of lights, slots and cards, grew up and fell in love with ice hockey. And since his desert town had no professional team to cheer for, ZachPochiro stuck with his birthplace Blues. He listened to his...

Doug Armstrong discusses moving Backes, Sobotka to the wing

Doug Armstrong was recently interviewed on St. Louis' 101.1 ESPN and he discussed what the Blues are planning to do now that they have some new centers in the mix. Armstrong tossed out a few ideas on what they might do with Derek Roy, Maxim Lapierre and Keith Aucoin on the roster.  Armstrong mentioned that ultimately the final decision on where to position various players...

Blues trade David Perron to Edmonton for Magnus Paajarvi and a pick

The David Perron trade rumors have come to fruition. The St. Louis Blues have dealt Perron to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Magnus Paajarvi and a second-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, as reported by the team's official site.   The move will clear Perron's $3.812 million cap hit off the books and give the Blues more room to try and sign Alex Pietrangelo, Chris...

Blues trade Perron to Edmonton

ST. LOUIS -- A day after Doug Armstrong told reporters no player on his team was safe from a potential trade, the St. Louis Blues' general manager showed he wasn't bluffing. David Perron is no longer a Blue. The left wing was traded by the team Wednesday, shipped to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Magnus Paajarvi and a second-round draft pick in 2014. Both clubs officially...

Blues Trade David Perron To Edmonton

On Wednesday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues traded forward David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers for forward Magnus Pääjärvi and a second round pick in the 2014 Draft. Perron, 25, had 10 goals and 15 assists in 48 games for the … Continue reading →The post Blues Trade David Perron To Edmonton appeared first on Committed Indians.

St. Louis Blues trade David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers

The St. Louis Blues have announced that David Perron has been traded to the Edmonton Oilers. In exchange, the Blues have acquired LW Magnus Paajarvi and a second round draft pick in 2014 from the Oilers. Paajarvi, 22, was Edmonton’s first overall pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, 10th overall. Paajarvi recorded 16 points (9 goals and 7 assists) last season for Edmonton in a total...

Blues Trade David Perron To Oilers For Magnus Paajarvi by   Randall Ritchey

St. Louis Blues general manager, Doug Armstrong, announced today that the Blues have dealt forward David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for forward Magnus Paajarvi and a 2nd round pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft. Perron looked to be the odd-man out in the Blues organization with the need to sign restricted free agents, Chris Stewart, Alex [...]

Oilers get Ferron from STL in trade

The St. Louis Blues have trade David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick. Perron, a 25-year old left-wing, had 10 goals and 15 assists in 48 games for St. Louis last season. In his career, Perron has 84 goals and 114 assists in 340 games. Perron has three more years left on his contract at a cap hit of just over $3.8 million. Paajarvi...

Oilers get David Perron for Paajarvi, pick

The Oilers acquired David Perron from the Blues for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-rounder.Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was antsy to get at least another move done, and he pulls off a really good trade here, one that is about freeing up cap space for the Blues. Perron is entering the second season of a four-year, $15.25 million deal and is a very talented player, but...

Remembering Don Baizley

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, In the summer of 1993, after Paul Kariya was chosen fourth overall in the NHL entry draft, a steady stream of player agents made the trek to his North Vancouver home, hoping to represent the budding hockey superstar. Mr. Kariya was a student at the University of Maine and so technically couldn’t sign a contract until he turned pro...

'Anniversary Mode' marks return of 'NHL 94'

A.B. The 8-year old kid in me just ran upstairs, put on his Pavel Bure jersey & windpants, blew on the Sega cartridge and prepared for an assault of endless wrap-around goals on the competition. The 29-year old version of me just took out his credit card and pre-ordered NHL 14. It sucks that you can’t make Wayne Gretzky’s head bleed, according to Kotaku, but at least Gretzky...

NHL 94 Anniversary Mode Unveiled for NHL 14

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the legendary NHL 94 game, NHL 14 has created an Anniversary Game Mode.  The game mode comes complete with all the throwback features, no offsides, no icing, no penalties and blue ice.  They even have teams wearing throwback uniforms, but they have the current rosters and most importantly, Wayne Gretzky and Jeremy Roenick.  My guess is this...
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