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Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.The St. Louis Blues play a defense first, tight checking style of hockey. They had the top goalie tandem in the league last seasaon which would tear down their opponents mentally, and they would hit just about everything that moved which would tear down their opponents physically, a lethal combination.In some cases they were the ones being hit, and they still knocked over their opponent.That exact scenario happened when Dmitry Kulikov of the Florida Panthers stepped up on Patrik Berglund along the sideboards in a game early last season. (Video after the jump)Berglund, a big 6' 4" center, came around the top of the circles with his head down. Kulikov did the thing any sensible defenseman would do, step up. Unfortunately for Kulikov, Berglund dropped his shoulder and plowed through the Panthers d-man.Kulikov must have b...
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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has re-signed forwards Anthony Peluso, Chris Porter and Brett Sonne to one-year, two-way contracts.
Peluso, 23, played in 61 games for the Blues' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen this past season, posting nine points (four goals, five assists...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, In a sign that the Blues aren’t expecting to reach a contract extension with forward T.J. Oshie before Friday’s arbitration case, general manager Doug Armstrong is headed to Toronto on Tuesday three days in advance of the hearing.
“We’re going to Toronto to work with our counsel on preparing for the case,” Armstrong...
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The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Chris Porter to a one year, two-way contract according to reports (Andy Strickland & Dave Eminian).
Â 28 year old Thunder Bay native has been a member of the organization since he signed as a free agent...
Follow me on Twitter: @JTQ_1 Â Join the conversation on Facebook! Like the Hockeybuzz â Blues Page Â - The St. Louis Blues have been working on a new contract with restricted free agent forward TJ Oshie throughout the offseason, but the two sides have not yet reached an agreement. Word Tuesday is that theyâre both in route to Toronto in advance of Fridayâs potential...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Three months after Halak left the ice in Game 2 of the Blues’ series against San Jose, he is still not 100 percent recovered from teammate Barret Jackman inadvertently barreling into him in the crease.
The Blues referred to it only as a lower-body injury during the playoffs and ruled Halak out two games at a time to avoid...
Since Dale Tallon traded for Kris Versteeg last summer, word has always been he loves playing in South Florida and wants to be a Panther indefinitely. Apparently, he and GM Dale Tallon are at odds about his worth. Versteeg is one of 14 NHL players who filed for salary arbitration.
Versteeg was a vital piece of the Panthers winning their first division title in franchise history...
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Guy Flaming co-host of the Pipeline show 1260 A.M. out of Edmonton, Alberta interviewed Brian Skrudland the Director of Player Development for the Florida Panthers. Guy asked Skrudland if Bjudstad staying in Minnesota for another year would hurt his development as a hockey player. Here is what Skrudland had to say about the matter.
I'm not sure...