St. Louis Blues sign Jay Bouwmeester to five-year, $27 million contract extension.The Blues must have been happy with what they saw out of Jay Bouwmeester in the short-term last season after acquiring him from the Calgary Flames just before the trade deadline. I think this is a very solid transaction for the organization St. Louis adds yet another solid defensem to the of their hockey club for a significant time frame. This signing becomes particularly interesting for those involved in fantasy hockey. Many people believe that Bouwmeester's fantasy value has passed its peak. I am not one of those people. I think Jay Bouwmeester will have one of his more successful seasons in the upcoming year only getting stronger year in year out. This is a player who had 7 points in his first 14 games as a member of the St. Louis Blues. That is a 40 point pace regular-season. So, as you see, Jay Bouwmeester is an excellent fantasy hockey option for 2014.