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Bob Gainey Hired As Coaching Consultant For The St. Louis Blues

via TSN, Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Bob Gainey will be used as a coaching consultant for the St. Louis Blues during the season. In his new capacity, Gainey will talk with current Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock throughout the year. The Peterborough, Ontario native was general manager of the Canadiens from 2003-10, amassing a regular season record of 241...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Jaden Schwartz realizes he has no leverage; re-signs

Jaden Schwartz and the St. Louis Blues have finally come to terms. The two-year, $4.7 million deal seems like a low at first glance, seeing as the restricted free agent scored 25 goals and 56 points last year. When you look at his position, though, it’s no wonder the Blues got him for just $2.35 […] The post Jaden Schwartz realizes he has no leverage; re-signs appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: St. Louis Blues

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the St. Louis Blues. By: Melissa Esing (@Off_thePost)  2013 Season: 52-23-7  111 pts – (2nd Central Conference; 3rd Western Conference) Free Agents Signed: D Chris Butler (Calgary) RW Benn Ferriero (Vancouver) C Colin Fraser...
Via The PensNation
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Ty Rattie highlights Blues’ latest round of cuts

Following the Blues 4-2 loss to the Dallas Stars Saturday night,which dropped St. Louis to 0-3-1 in the preseason, general manager Doug Armstrong trimmed his roster by five. Heading to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League are forwards Ty Rattie, John McCarthy and Philip McRae along with defenseman Brent Regner.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Rattie, Binnington and others sent to the AHL

Following their loss to the Dallas Stars in Kansas City, the St. Louis Blues announced they had trimmed their roster down to 33. The five players sent down to the AHL were Ty Rattie, Jordan Binnington, John McCarthy, Brent Regner and Philip McRae. The Blues currently have 33 players left at the NHL level, including newly-signed Jaden Schwartz. Couple of things worth pointing out...
Via Frozen Notes
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Blues sign Jaden Schwartz to two-year contract

ST. LOUIS -- Restricted free-agent left wing Jaden Schwartz signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We are excited to have Jaden in the fold for the next two seasons," general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. "He is an exciting young talent that will play a key role in the success of our club...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Sign RFA Jaden Schwartz To Two-Year Contract

ST. LOUIS — Restricted free-agent left wing Jaden Schwartz signed a two-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are excited to have Jaden in the fold for the next two seasons,” general manager Doug Armstrong said in a statement. “He is an exciting young talent that will play a key role in the success of our club.” The...
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Blues reach contract extension with Jaden Schwartz

The Jaden Schwartz contract drama is officially over. As the 2014-15 opener on October 9th looms ever closer, the Blues gave Schwartz a new two-year, $4.7 million deal which will keep him with the team through 2015-16. The new extension – one which we can definitely refer to as a bridge contract – will pay Schwartz $2 million this season and $2.7 million next year. It’s nice...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC commercial features a smiling Steve Ott and Carlo Colaiacovo getting punched in the face

NBC recently released an ad promoting their Wednesday Night Rivalry games and a couple of Blues players are featured. Set to the tune of “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton, we’re treated to a grinning Steve Ott and Carlo Colaiacovo getting punched in the face in slow-mo.  
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott working to shake rust and find groove as Blues' top goalie

ST. LOUIS -- Much like the rest of his veteran teammates, goalie Brian Elliott appears to still be shaking off the rust as he prepares for his first season as a No. 1 goalie. It's far too early to raise any serious alarms for anyone after three preseason games, even if the Blues did lose all three by a goal. Coach Ken Hitchcock certainly hasn't been pleased, but don't...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' depth at center kicks level of play up a notch for everyone else

ST. LOUIS -- More possession plus more playmakers equals more scoring opportunities and fewer chances for opponents. That formula offers the simplest explanation of what the Blues are hoping to get from their newfound depth at center. The offseason additions of Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera should make things even better for a team that posted a +57 goal differential in the 2013...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues envision defensive tweaks to help solve playoff shortfalls

ST. LOUIS -- When Blues coach Ken Hitchcock reviewed the past two seasons, he found himself confronted with a harsh reality. Even though St. Louis had been at or near its best in the Stanley Cup playoffs, it simply wasn't good enough. It's clear that injuries and challenging first-round matchups played a factor, but those excuses don't really interest the veteran coach...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter Mueller On The Comeback Trail In St. Louis

from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Mueller went to Switzerland last season, signing with Kloten, which he led in scoring 26 goals and 46 points in 49 games, ranking third in the Swiss league. “You talk to anyone that puts the puck in the net, you get 20 goals anywhere, you’re feeling good,” Mueller said. “I haven’t felt that in a long time....
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Heart Transplant Patient Gives Pregame Speech To St. Louis Blues (Video)

Not too many teenagers get to give a pregame speech to an NHL team, but on Sunday night Brendan Woods, 17, got that honor. Brendan spoke to the St. Louis Blues prior to their preseason game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena. Brendan had a heart transplant when he was only three years old. Fourteen years later, the Make-A-Wish Foundation made it possible for...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 St. Louis Blues Preview: Unproven Goaltending Tandem A Concern

The St. Louis Blues were hoping the trade-deadline acquisition of former Vezina Trophy-winning goalie Ryan Miller would help them reach the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, but the move turned out to be a disaster. Miller struggled at the end of the regular season and in the Blues’ six-game Round 1 playoff series loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. He left the team in free agency to join the...
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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