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The newest face on the St. Louis Blues roster is Jordan Leopold, a defenseman acquired by the team in a trade that sent two draft picks to the Buffalo Sabres. Leopold will make his St. Louis debut against the Minnesota Wild, wearing the number 33.
Other than the fact Leopold is a defeseman and is supposed to boost the team's shaky efforts at the blueline, what should you know about the newest Blue?
At 32, Leopold has already spent 10 years in the NHL. His time has been split between the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers and most recently the Buffalo Sabres. He has skated in 610 NHL games, scoring 65 goals, 137 assists (202 points) while earning a plus/minus of (-30). Leopold has appeared in 59 playoff games, contributing 16 assists.
Leopold initially broke into the NHL as an offensive minded defenseman, but he has since shifted his role into a "defense first" blueliner.
The defenseman is aware that his role in...
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The Buffalo Sabres have traded defenseman Jordan Leopold to the St. Louis Blues for two draft picks.
Buffalo announced the move before its game against the Washington Capitals on Saturday. It comes with the NHL trading deadline approaching on Wednesday.
The Sabres received a second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round pick in this year's draft.
Leopold is a 10-year NHL...
ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed forward T.J. Oshie on Injured Reserve. In addition, the Blues recalled goaltender Jake Allen and forward Adam Cracknell from the clubs American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen. Allen has been recalled under emergency conditions due to goaltender...
The Jordan Leopold era begins for the Blues tonight - but not in St. Louis. No, tonight the Blues get the Northwest Division-leading Wild, and they do so sitting outside the top-8 in the West for the first time since November 23, 2011 when they entered the night 9th and left it in 8th after a 3-2 overtime win over Pittsburgh.
Halak in net to start. To anyone thinking / hoping...
On Saturday, the St. Louis Blues made a move to bolster their blue line. St. Louis traded a second round pick and a conditional fifth round pick in the 2013 Draft to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Jordan Leopold. The … Continue reading →The post NHL Trade Winds Blowing: Blues Acquire Jordan Leopold appeared first on Committed Indians.
The dust hasn't even settled around the Jay Bouwmeester trade and already numerous hockey sites are analyzing the deal, selecting a winner. It's always difficult to analyze a deal that involves prospects or picks as it could be years before we know exactly what the Blues gave up for their new defenseman.
With that being said, early indications are that the Blues are...
The Blues have traded for Jay Bouwmeester. Surprisingly, that's not a rumor, but a fact. During the first intermission against Minnesota, while fans were crossing their fingers after Jaroslav Halak left with an injury, the news broke that the Blues acquired Jay Bouwmeester from Calgary.
In exchange for Bouwmeester, the Blues are sending two prospects - defenseman Mark Cundari and...
Brian Elliott might have been the last person to find out about his team acquiring another big-name defenseman.
He had other things to worry about, like getting the St. Louis Blues back on track after a late-season slump and another injury to starting goalie Jaroslav Halak.
Jaden Schwartz and Andy McDonald each had a goal and an assist, Elliott stepped in and made 19 saves, and...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Jaden Schwartz and Andy McDonald each had a goal and an assist, Brian Elliott stepped in and made 19 saves, and the St. Louis Blues snapped a three-game losing streak by beating the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Monday night.
Kevin Shattenkirk and Barret Jackman also scored for St. Louis.
Dany Heatley scored for the Wild, whose home winning streak ended at four games...
On a night where the Jay Bouwmeester trade stole all the headlines, the Blues won a very big game against the Minnesota Wild by a score of 4-1. Fans cringed near the first intermission when Jaroslav Halak left with an undisclosed injury, but Brian Elliott came in and was solid in relief.
The win snapped the team's three-game skid and placed them back in a playoff spot...
The St. Louis Blues once again strengthened their defense on the left side Monday night by acquiring Jay Bouwmeester from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a 2013 first round draft pick and minor league goalie prospect Reto Barra and defenseman Mark Cundari.
#stlblues acquire Bouwmeester
— Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) April 2, 2013
The move is the second in a week...
Hours to the deadline: 27
So ... how many of you bet the following items tonight?
-- A pretty decent 4-1 Blues win at Minnesota
-- The acquisition of Jay Bouwmeester from Calgary for a 1st, a fringe prospect who may never make it to NA, and a guy who will probably top out as a 5/6 defenseman
-- That acquisition getting announced during the 1st intermission by the GM
The Minnesota Wild rebounded nicely from a rare defeat. Now a visit by the struggling St. Louis Blues could help the Wild continue their playoff push.
Minnesota goes for a season-best fifth consecutive home win Monday night against a Blues team that could have newcomer Jordan Leopold in the lineup.
After its seven-game winning streak ended with a 5-3 loss in Dallas on Friday, the...