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The Blues have traded Kris Russell to Calgary in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014. The move is one that has many fans scratching their heads considering Russell went through waivers - and cleared waivers - earlier this week. Instead of claiming him then, the Flames elected to wait and deal an asset to the Blues.
Interesting strategy, Calgary.
This entire situation was a bit puzzling. The Blues extended a qualifying offer to Russell to retain his negotiating rights. The club then placed Russell on waivers, effectively giving up on the defenseman. Given the sparse number of defensemen hitting the open market, it seemed likely Russell would be claimed. Surprisingly, Russell cleared and remained with St. Louis.
It turns out Calgary had second thoughts. After passing on Russell (along with the rest of the NHL), the Flames decided they actually wanted Russell and traded their fifth-round pick to St. Louis to acquire him, ending a bizarre series of events.
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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues announced today that they have acquired the Calgary Flames' fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Kris Russell.
Russell played 33 games with St. Louis this season netting one goal and adding six assists for seven points along with nine penalty minutes. He has played 364 career NHL games scoring 23 goals and 72 assists...
As the NHL Free Agency period officially got underway today, the Blues have made some noise. The Calgary Flames have acquired former Blues defenseman Kris Russell in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2014.
Right after the trade to Calgary, the Blues and former New York Islanders center Keith Aucoin had agreed to a one-year deal worth $625K. Aucoin, 34, played in 41 games last...
The St. Louis Blues have dealt defensemen Kris Russell to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a fifth round pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft. Russell has played on a pair with Roman Polak the last two seasons and has played well. He was knocked out of the line up when the Blues acquired Jordan Leopold last year. Russell [...]
When the Blues drafted Alexandre Bolduc back in the fourth round back in 2003, they never imagined it’d take him ten years to join the organization. However now he joins as an unrestricted free agent today on a one year two-way contract. He’ll be guaranteed at least $325,000 if he plays in the American Hockey League. Bolduc can play all [...]
BREAKING NEWS: The Blues have agreed in principle on a one-year deal with Derek Roy pending a physical. #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 6, 2013
#stlblues announce they have agreed in principle on a 1-yr contract for center Derek Roy, pending a physical. Deal is $4 million.
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) July 6, 2013
The St. Louis Blues signed free agent forward Maxim Lapierre to a two-year contract and gave forward Keith Aucoin a one-year deal.
The 28-year-old Lapierre had four goals and six assists in 48 games with Vancouver, and appeared in four playoff games. The 34-year-old Aucoin had six goals and six assists in 41 games with the Islanders.
St. Louis also signed forwards Mark Mancari...
The St. Louis Blues have signed center Maxim Lapierre to a two year, 2.2M contract, 1.0M in year one, 1.2M year two. Lapierre, 28, isn’t going to be the guy to “wow’ you offensively, but he is going to bring an element to the Blues they have been lacking. A pest. They haven’t had anyone to really get under the [...]
Ever wonder what the offer sheet compensation will be if if teams sign RFAs today?
James Mirtle of tis Globe and Mail tweeted this compensation schedule on Friday morning.
With the NHL salaray cap shrinking from $70.4 million to $64.3 million this season, teams like the St. Louis Blues, who have many valuable RFAs like Alex Pietrangelo and Chris Stewart, are going to be...
The St. Louis Blues have signed center Keith Aucoin to a one year, 625K contract. Aucoin played last year with the New York Islanders and posted six goals and six assists in 41 games last season. This has to be a depth signing and Aucoin will be spending most of the season in the American Hockey League. Aucoin isn’t an [...]
Pascal Pelletier, who has spent the last couple of seasons overseas playing in Switzerland, has returned to the NHL, signing a one year, two way deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Undrafted, Pelletier played in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before making his professional debut in the ECHL with the Louisiana IceGators. In the 2005–06 season, Pelletier was signed to...
It took a little longer than the St. Louis Blues and their fans wanted, but it appears the search for a scoring line center is over for now.
Derek Roy has agreed in principal to a reported one year contract worth $4 million. All will made official pending a physical exam.
A 30 year old Ottawa native, Roy has spent 9 seasons in the NHL amassing 168 goals and 455 points in 591...
The St. Louis Blues have signed Derek Roy to a one year contract worth $4M. Roy went through an unfortunate injury in the 2010-2011 season where he was only able to play 35 games. Fans were hoping that he would be able to come back, have a strong season and go forward but that did not occur. The 30-year-old split [...]
The Calgary Flames signed Finnish goaltender Karri Ramo on Friday.
Ramo joins Miikka Kiprusoff, Reto Berra and Joey MacDonald as goalies under contract with the Flames.
Calgary awaits a decision from Kiprusoff on whether the 36-year-old veteran will retire or return to the NHL for the final year of his contract.
But the Flames were already ushering in the post-Kiprusoff era by...