BLUES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blues forward Jalen Schwartz out a month with broken elbow

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will miss at least a month after hurting his left elbow in practice. The Blues announced the timetable on Schwartz's return Friday, a day after he was injured in training camp. Schwartz has played five seasons in NHL. He is coming off an injury-shortened season in which he missed 49 games because of a broken left ankle. He...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues Performance Expectations: Defensemen

The St. Louis Blues have kicked off their preseason, meaning the regular season is just around the corner. With that said, it’s important to lay some ground rules for what’s expected at each position. Play to Your Strengths St. Louis is now and has been a defense-first minded team. They work from the defensive zone out, but it always comes back to their own zone. That philosophy...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

Blues goalies post combined shutout in 5-0 win over Blue Jackets

Pheonix Copley and Jordan Binnington combined for 23 saves to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Blue Jackets 5-0 Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio, to complete a sweep of the teams' two split-squad games on the opening day of the NHL preseason.Binnington made 12 saves in his 31 minutes, 19 seconds, and Copley stopped the 11 shots he faced in 28:41.T.J. Galiardi, Ty Rattie, Kyle Brodziak...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob Plager: An Original Blue

The Blues 50th Anniversary Season is the perfect time to talk about the original Blues players. One of the most beloved players in the Blues organization is Bob Plager. He played for the Blues, worked in the front office, was an advanced scout, was a head coach for the Peoria Rivermen, and was even the head coach of the Blues for a short time. Plager and his family have been a...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Alexander Steen’s new deal is right on the money

Alexander Steen has signed a new extension to remain with the St. Louis Blues for an additional four seasons. Steen’s new four-year, $23 million contract will carry an average cap hit of $5.75 million per season. Steen’s new deal begins at the end of the 2016-17 season. BREAKING: Blues sign Steen to a four-year, $23 million contract extension ($5.75 AAV). — Jeremy Rutherford...
Via Frozen Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen Signs Four-Year Extension With St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues and Alexander Steen have come to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $23 million, the team announced Friday. Steen had one year remaining on his current three-year deal, and this new contract will keep the 32-year-old signed through the 2020-21 season. BREAKING NEWS: Alexander Steen has signed a four-year extension with the #stlblues through the 2020...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

Kevin Shattenkirk waited for a trade announcement at the draft

St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk watched the draft and waited for Commissioner Gary Bettman to say, “We have a trade to announce,” and call his name. Of course, that didn’t happen, but now, Shattenkirk is opening up about his stressful offseason. Shattenkirk’s name was the subject of trade rumors all offseason, as the Blues reportedly wanted to move the defenseman...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues unveil a fancy new center ice design

The Blues’ celebration of their 50th anniversary will be displayed in a big way during the 2016-17 season. The team unveiled their new center ice logo and it’s nothing short of awesome. New season, new center ice design. #stlblues #Blues50 pic.twitter.com/WdiRBja7OV — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) September 19, 2016 That’s a clean, sharp design fans should love. It...
Via Frozen Notes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steen hopes to play in the season opener and wants to stay in St. Louis

In early June, it sounded like the St. Louis Blues would have to prepare for the beginning of the 2016-17 season without Alexander Steen. The forward needed surgery to repair a shoulder injury and it was estimated he would miss four to six months. As the preseason draws closer, it sounds like Steen might be ready for the opener. Spoke with Steen, who says his surgically repaired...
Via Frozen Notes
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: St. Louis Blues

After years of playoff struggles, the St. Louis Blues finally made a deep run into the playoffs in 2015-16, losing to the San Jose Sharks in the Conference Finals. This offseason, they lost their captain in free agency and traded one of their goaltenders while making only one minor signing. Health and true breakouts for the young cores will largely determine their fate this season...
Via Razzball Hockey
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Bouwmeester’s selection to Team Canada’s World Cup roster is a head-scratcher

We now know who will be replacing Duncan Keith on Canada’s 2016 World Cup roster, and it’s a puzzling decision. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will replace Keith on the roster. In a press release, team Canada GM Doug Armstrong said Bouwmeester was added to ensure roster continuity and to gain experience. “First and foremost...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues GM: Team may take step back before moving forward

Blues fans have watched several key pieces from the 2015-16 roster find new homes over the summer. Brian Elliott was traded to Calgary. David Backes signed with Boston. Troy Brouwer joined Elliott by signing with Calgary. On paper, the Blues look like a weaker team entering 2016-17 after seeing important veterans exit in favor of a stronger commitment to youth. Will the Blues...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock announces retirement tour

The St. Louis Blues made it to the NHL Western Conference Finals this season before losing to the San Jose Sharks in six games. After a tremendous season ended just short of the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Ken Hitchcock announced he’s coming back for one last go at another Stanley Cup. The 64-year-old had previously announced that the 2015-2016 season would be his last. But...
Via The Comeback
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Blaming Vladimir Tarasenko for St. Louis Blues’ loss is looking for easy scapegoat

What are the three favorite things among hockey writers and media types? • Free food, preferably buffet, preferably with a dessert cart. • Telling anyone and everyone about their hotel and airline points. • Blaming a postseason series loss on one player. The first two are harmless enough, although nobody — and I mean NOBODY — cares about your status with Marriott. Oh...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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