Blues avoid arbitration, sign Parayko to $27.5M, 5-year deal

The St. Louis Blues signed defenseman Colton Parayko to a $27.5 million, five-year contract just before the sides were set to go to arbitration. Parayko will count $5.5 million against the salary cap through 2021-22. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Thursday. Armstrong and the 24-year-old restricted free agent and his representatives had arrived at the hearing in...
2 days ago

I have no idea what to expect from the Blues this season

The summer heat is nearing an unbearable level in St. Louis and as a result, hockey could not feel any further away. With the 2017-18 season slowly inching closer, the Blues don’t have too much left to do on their summer checklist. Colton Parayko still needs a new contract, but that’s expected to be wrapped up soon. Beyond that, the Blues appear to have their roster set and that...
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Blues draft pick Robert Thomas enjoyed being booed by Blackhawks fans

Robert Thomas was selected 20th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the recent 2017 NHL Draft and was immediately brought up to speed on the rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks. When Thomas’ name was called, Blackhawks fans at the United Center welcomed the announcement with a chorus of boos. What did Thomas think of his induction into one of the most entertaining rivalries in hockey...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s now or never for Dmitrij Jaskin

The 2017-18 season might be Dmitrij Jaskin’s final year with the St. Louis Blues. As he prepares to play in the last year of his current contract (which carries a $1 million cap hit), Jaskin’s status with the Blues – and perhaps the NHL as a whole – remains unsettled. The 24-year-old Jaskin has already been with the Blues since the 2012-13 season. The years have flown by...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Avalanche sign winger Nail Yakupov to 1-year deal

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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues decline to extend qualifying offer to Nail Yakupov

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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames make head-scratching deal in acquisition of Mike Smith

Ahead of the trade freeze and the eventual expansion draft, the Calgary Flames have added a starting goaltender, acquiring Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for prospect Brandon Hickey, a conditional third-round pick and goalie Chad Johnson. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman adds that the third-round pick becomes a second should the Flames qualify for the postseason,...
Via The Comeback
June 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Listen to NHL officials who were mic’d up in the second round of the 2017 playoffs

Back in April, hockey fans were treated with a video revealing what was being said by the NHL’s officials on the ice during the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. With the second round of action complete, a new video has been released by Sportsnet highlighting some of the conversations by officials and it’s again extremely interesting.Listen in as the officials review...
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May 20, 2017  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: A Tale of Two Teams

As another National Hockey League season has come to a close for the St. Louis Blues I’d like to take a look back at another extraordinarily average season. As usual the Blues lacked in playoff hockey and weren’t able to find their way to a Stanley Cup. However, the end of the season spelled a bit of optimism for fans. After the firing of Head Coach Ken Hitchcock on February...
May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Where it went wrong: Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 exits

Another round is down, and another bunch of teams is packing up the stalls. None of these teams left quietly, but they all still find themselves headed for summer vacation. Here's a final look at the squads that made their playoff exits after Round 2.St. Louis Blues Despite being beat up and lacking in the special teams department headed into the playoffs, the Blues found a way to...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo says the Blues didn’t hate the Predators, but they do now

The St. Louis Blues find themselves in a 2-1 series hole against the Nashville Predators and are trying to figure out what’s behind their troubles. The Blues have a lot of areas to work on, ranging from faceoffs to generating more scoring opportunities, but apparently they’re improving in the “hate” department.Blues head coach Mike Yeo says that one of his fears entering...
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May 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Blues’ Twitter account calls out fan for racist P.K. Subban tweet

The St. Louis Blues’ official Twitter account on Wednesday night called out a fan over a racist tweet about P.K. Subban during the Nashville Predators' 4-3 Game 1 win.Subban made significant contributions to help stake the Predators to a 1-0 lead in the teams’ second-round playoff series, notching a goal and adding two assists. The standout play by Subban apparently drove one...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 3/28: Wilt's last game

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for Opening Day.Happy birthday today to Byron Scott, Jason Garrett, Keith Tkachuk and Luke Walton. On this date in 1973 Wilt Chamberlain played his last game in the NBA.Daily brain workoutThe 'Just a reminder...
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March 28, 2017  |  Discuss

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