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The start of Blues training camp is less than six weeks away and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo a restricted free agent remains the team’s last unsigned player.
The Blues have waited deep into the summer to re-sign many of their own RFAs but never this deep under general manager Doug Armstrong. The latest to sign previously was defenseman Erik Johnson in 2010 when he was brought into the fold on Aug. 2. That date has now passed and adding to the anxiety among fans is that despite dialogue between Armstrong and Pietrangelo’s agent Don Meehan of Newport Sports Management no agreement is imminent.
A breakthrough in negotiations is always possible but with time slipping away the potential of a holdout is also plausible. The last two NHL players to miss part of the regular season — Montreal’s P.K. Subban and Colorado’s Ryan O’Reilly — are represented by Newport.
“There’s really nothing to report” Armstrong said. “My belief is that it’s better to stay quiet until we have a conclusion to it an
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Is no news good news? Blues fans better hope so in the case of Alex Pietrangelo. A report from the Post-Dispatch offers an update on the current negotiations between the Blues and Pietrangelo. Don't get too excited. The update here is that there is no update.
Yes, it's time to talk about the fact there's nothing to talk about in the Pietrangelo contract saga. ...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
The Blues have waited deep into the summer to re-sign many of their own RFAs, but never this deep under general manager Doug Armstrong. The latest to sign previously was defenseman Erik Johnson, in 2010, when he was brought into the fold on Aug. 2. That date has now passed, and adding to the anxiety among fans is that despite...
from Dan O'Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
With training camp some six weeks away the Blues have their team, which suggests their biggest move was the one they didn’t make, the one most expected. His publicized quarrel with coach Ken Hitchcock notwithstanding, goaltender Jaroslav Halak is still here, as is veteran Brian Elliott, as is promising Jake Allen.
By Randall Ritchey (@THG_Ritchey)
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St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced extensions for both Jay Bouwmeester and Magnus Paajarvi this week. Bouwmeester’s contract was extended for five years, worth $27 million dollars. Paajarvi received a two year deal worth 2.4 million dollars.
Bouwmeester, who was set to start the final year of...
And then there was one. The Blues have signed Magnus Paajarvi to a two-year contract, leaving Alex Pietrangelo as the lone player needing a new contract. Paajarvi's hit against the cap will be $1.2 million a season, as reported by Jeremy Rutherford.
The contract for Paajarvi puts the finishing touches on the David Perron trade. Paajarvi's $1.2 million cap hit will...
The St. Louis Blues made a pair of moves last week by signing newly acquired forward Magnus Paajarvi to a two-year contract and defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to a five-year contract extension.
The Blues gave out a lot of money last week without actually signing their biggest restricted free agent, Alex Pietrangelo, and the guys from Fan Interference from CBS Sports 920 AM and insideSTL...