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VLADIMIR SOBOTKA RUMORS

Blues receive one-year arbitration award for Sobotka

ST. LOUIS -- Forward Vladimir Sobotka was nowhere near the arbitration proceedings in Toronto. He is at training camp with Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, where he will play at least this season. But the Blues were there, and they will return to St. Louis with a one-year arbitration award. Which means that if Sobotka returns to the Blues a year from now, the terms...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sobotka’s arbitration awards one-year, $2.725 million contract

If and when Vladimir Sobotka returns to the Blues, he’ll be playing under a one-year, $2.725 million contract. The number was reached through arbitration, even though Sobotka has already made it known that he’ll be in the KHL in 2014-15. Though Sobotka’s contract has been decided, it still leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Will he return to the NHL? If he does, will he...
Via Frozen Notes
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vladimir Sobotka’s Arbitration Ruling

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Vladimir Sobotka has been awarded a one-year contract through arbitration. Sobotka will play the for Avangard Omsk in the KHL for the 2014-15 season. The terms of his arbitration contract will be enforced when Sobotka returns to the NHL. “We are looking...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Sobotka will spend one year in KHL before returning to new NHL team

Get your Google Translator ready. This article from iSport.cz details Vladimir Sobotka’s move to the KHL. While the translator is only moderately useful when it comes to understanding articles like this, it reveals a pretty interesting ending statement suggesting Sobotka has no intention of returning to the Blues. Via iSport.cz: “His plan? Mastering one year in Omsk, play in...
Via Frozen Notes
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Vladimir Sobotka Left St. Louis

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, On July 6, one day after Sobotka chose not to file for arbitration, the Blues did, “hoping to expedite the process,” Armstrong said. Meanwhile, Sobotka had switched agents again, leaving a frustrated Bartlett. He hired Petr Svoboda, the former NHL player, of Sports Associates International. With the KHL being...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues appear to have lost Sobotka to the KHL

ST. LOUIS -- A step forward, a step back. Only a week after the euphoria over the free-agent signing of center Paul Stastny, the Blues appear to be losing one of their toughest and most complete players, winger Vladimir Sobotka. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sobotka has signed a three-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The paper reported...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Blues’ Vladimir Sobotka may have signed with KHL

USA TODAY Sports It is being reported by multiple sources including USA TODAY Sports, that St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka may have signed with Kontinental Hockey League side Avangard Omsk. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said he could neither confirm or deny whether Sobotka had indeed left for the Russian-based KHL, but he said that is what he though had occurred...
Via Around The Rink
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report- Vladimir Sobotka Headed To The KHL

via TSN, The St. Louis Blues have lost Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com is reporting Sobotka has signed with Omsk of the KHL. Sobotka had nine goals and 33 points in 61 games for the Blues last season. The 27-year-old has 35 goals and 123 points in 381 career NHL games, spent split between the Blues and Boston Bruins. Sobotka...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Sobotka to return to the ice tonight against the Oilers

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Sobotka will make his return to the lineup for the St. Louis Blues tonight after missing 12 games over the past six weeks with a broken kneecap. "I feel good," Sobotka said following the morning skate Thursday. "I've been skating hard for the last four days and I feel pretty good. So I'm ready to play tonight." The 26-year-old center...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

In the NHL, no one is winning faceoffs like Vladimir Sobotka

ST. LOUIS -- Ken Hitchcock calls Vladimir Sobotka his jack-of-all-trades. He does a little bit of everything for the St. Louis Blues, and for the most part does all of them very well. This includes taking faceoffs, where Sobotka is the current NHL leader at 64.5 percent. He is winning 82.4 percent of his draws on the power play while winning 62.2 percent at even strength. He'...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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