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St. Louis Blues rookie forward sensation Vladimir Tarasenko scored a pair of goals in the Blues' lackluster 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. Tarasenko easily looked like the best player wearing a Blues' sweater, yet he still finds himself on the Blues' third line.
Tarasenko played only 13:23 on Thursday night, compared to 17:43 minutes of ice time for T.J. Oshie, 20:23 for Alex Steen, and 14:40 for Andy McDonald.
The difference in ice time is noticeable, especially considering that a couple of those other guys, particularly McDonald, are really struggling to create offense and make plays.
It is time for Ken Hitchcock to find a way to get Tarasenko more ice time and the coach should consider moving him to the team's top line.
Sure, Tarasenko has his deficiencies on the defensive end and is still trying to figure it out in his own zone.
But Tarasenko is noticeably trying to get better defensively and makes the right plays by getting the puck o...
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from Buffalo in exchange for a 2nd round pick and a conditional 5th round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft. The Blues have also assigned goaltender Jake Allen to the clubs American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Peoria Rivermen today...
The St. Louis Blues fell 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. It was the team's third consecutive loss and the once high-flying Blues now find themselves in eighth place in the Western Conference standings. Head coach Ken Hitchcock has been telling reporters that his team has not "bought-in" to the system at this point, which is a big concern considering...
After the St. Louis Blues dropped their third game in a row on Thursday night, some were expecting general manager Doug Armstrong to shake things up a bit in order to try and spark a slugglish, lumbering roster.
Many felt that the shakeup could involve sending one of the Blues' lethargic players out, but instead, Armstrong had much different plans and acquired defenseman Jordan...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock had plenty to say about that bad break at the end — Richards’ goal that came after teammate Jeff Carter popped up the back of the net with a hefty shove from behind. That jarred the positioning of Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, who stopped 37 of the Kings’ 40 shots Thursday.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from Buffalo in exchange for a 2nd round pick and a conditional 5th round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft.
Leopold, 32, has dressed in 24 games for Buffalo this season posting eight points including two goals and six assists to go...
On Saturday, the St. Louis Blues made a move to bolster their blue line. St. Louis traded a second round pick and a conditional fifth round pick in the 2013 Draft to the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Jordan Leopold. The … Continue reading →The post NHL Trade Winds Blowing: Blues Acquire Jordan Leopold appeared first on Committed Indians.