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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.com in St. Louis were joined by Norm Sanders of the Belleville News-Democrat to help further understand it all.
Sanders answered questions about:
What he thought about the contracts themselves
How Bouwmeester makes Pietrangelo a possible Norris Trophy candidate
Where the pairing ranks among the best defensive pairings in the NHL
How Paajarvi fits in the Blues lineup and
How Jaroslav Halak is looking this off-season.
Check out the entire interview with Sanders below and follow him on Twitter (@normsanders)
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With 20 years under his belt as an NHL executive St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong learned long ago that setting deadlines in contract negotiation rarely leads to quick results.
"I don't make any deadlines because once you pass the deadline you're going to go back on your word or you've painted yourself in a corner" said Armstrong whose last remaining...
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. ...
The following article is a Guest Post. From time to time Frozen Notes will feature the work of other writers with the intention of providing a different perspective on the St. Louis Blues. In this instance, the following article is from Alex Jackson and it takes a look at the recent Jay Bouwmeester extension.
One of the most important events of the summer for the St Louis Blues...
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...
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...
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 Calgary Flames waited much, much too long to hit the restart button.They didn’t get much in bailout trades that sent Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester packing. Cornerstone goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff declined to move along and retired. Alex Tanguay cheerfully accepted his reassignment back to Colorado.The team’s big free agent addition was KHL goaltender Kari Ramo, a veteran...
The potential free agent class of 2014 is being whittled down one by one — a Joe Pavelski here a Jay Bouwmeester there contract extensions for essential players everywhere.
Except in New York where the Rangers have been curiously reluctant to engage in negotiations with Henrik Lundqvist Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi all of whom can go free (alternate meaning) next summer.