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from Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat,
In a league where franchise defensemen are the gold standard, the St. Louis Blues have one of the NHL's most valuable assets in Alex Pietrangelo.
Pietrangelo turns 22 today. His elite performance forces opposing teams to account for him every time he is on the ice.
"The second half of last season, he played with a target," Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong said of Pietrangelo, who wedged himself into Norris Trophy consideration by scoring 12 goals and 51 points. He played upwards of 25 minutes a night for a team that finished second overall in the league standings.
"Like a Nick Lidstrom, like a Ray Bourque, like Shea Weber, he's going to have that target now for the rest of his career so he's going to have to learn to protect himself," Armstrong said. "He's a player that when you play against the St. Louis Blues, he's circled.
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ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the Blues have assigned forward Chris Porter to the Blues American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen today.
Porter, 28, dressed in 47 games with the Blues last season tallying seven points including four goals and three assists. The Toronto, Ontario native was originally...
ST. LOUIS - A six-day training camp, no preseason games and six games in nine days to start the regular season would seem to be a tough situation for teams to face as the NHL schedule kicks off on Saturday.
The St. Louis Blues feel it plays right into their hands.
A team that returns their coach, both goalies, virtually their entire lineup from last year and the momentum from winning...
ST. LOUIS A season some thought would never happen officially begins Saturday night. And the Blues are as ready as they can be to get it going.
More than eight months since being eliminated by the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, the Blues will take to the Scottrade Center ice Saturday with just six days of official practice and no preseason games.
Weve had great...
ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced the club has reached a deal, in principal, with defenseman Wade Redden today. Terms of the contract are for one-year and 800,000.
"Wade is a solid two-way defenseman," said Armstrong. "We believe his experience will complement and add stability to our defensive core."...
The St. Louis Blues opened the season on Saturday night with an impressive 6-0 shutout of the Detroit Red Wings thanks in part to spectacular goals by rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko.
Tarasenko got the Blues scoring off on the right in the first period after taking a long pass from Ian Cole to beat Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. It was a fantastic play as the Russian rookie...
As the long winter of our discontent comes to a close and the NHL season finally gets underway, it is time to consider where the St. Louis Blues are going from here. All during the lockout of 2012, I had a hard time thinking about hockey and how my team would do, because I did not know if such thoughts would be in vain. I was frankly amazed that they managed to pull it together...
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Yesterday the Winnipeg Jets acquired Anthony Peluso from the waiver wire as the St. Louis Blues took their chances sending the tough forward down to the Peoria Rivermen. Firstly there is one thing a Jetsâ fan should know, PIM, Peluso is big, tough and willing to drop the gloves.
ST. LOUIS -- The lockout forced Vladimir Tarasenko to delay his NHL debut with the St. Louis Blues, but it turned out to be worth the wait. The 20-year-old Tarasenko, who had been playing in his native Russia during the lockout, scored the first two goals of his NHL career Saturday night -- on his first two shots -- to lead the Blues to a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings...
Now we move onto the Central Division #1. St. Louis Blues- The Blues won arguably the hardest division in the NHL last season, and I think they are poised to do it again. With a goalie tandem of Halak and Elliot, Jennings Trophy winners last season, there aren’t many pucks going into the net behind these goalies. David Backes, [...]
1) ST. LOUIS BLUES â Simply put, theyâre going to run over everyone like an 80 year old with a drug habit and a drivers license. Halak is healthy, they gained valuable playoff experience and if it not for Elliott melting down like the Wicked Witch of the West against the Kings, Halak would have taken them to the finals. Their coach rocks and I doubt they lose 15 games all...
Bergen Record - Blues sign former Rangers D Wade Redden
New York Post - Rangers ready for reunion with Lord Stanley
New York Post - Rangers top NHL power rankings
New York Post - Kreider’s debut a real homecoming
New York Post - Set to chase down elusive Cup
Daily News - Bruins game a homecoming for former Boston College standouts Boyle, Kreider
My 3 Stars of the Game:
1. Vladimir Tarasenko, STL. âNuff said.
2. T.J. Oshie, STL. SHG, a pair of assists, a few other good set-ups, threw his body around, â¦ you know, nothing major - just a typical game from him.
3. Chris Stewart, STL. 2 PP goals. Welcome back, Stewie.
The good: just about everything.
-- Tarasenko. Yipe.
-- Tarasenkoâs first goal...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice in his NHL debut and Chris Stewart also had a pair of goals to help the St. Louis Blues manhandle the Detroit Red Wings 6-0 in their season opener Saturday night.
Coach Ken Hitchcock, general manager Doug Armstrong and goalies Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott posed at center ice with postseason trophies earned from last season...
The Detroit Red Wings will begin their 2013 season against the St. Louis Blues tonight (8 PM EST, FSD with a one-hour preview, beforehand, 97.1 FM), and the Blues have completed their morning skate, as noted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jeremy Rutherford...
Looks like tonight's lines are 57-42-74, 9-21-25, 10-20-91, 17-12-15. #stlblues
— Jeremy Rutherford...
I usually try to write something up after a game like this, but after enduring a 6-0 Red Wings loss to the St. Louis Blues, one in which the Wings were out-shot by a ridiculous margin, out-chanced, out-skated, out-hit and plain old out-played to such an extent that I can only hope that this was a, "Okay, we're going to play one preseason game, get our asses kicked incredibly...