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Blues: Lock up Vladimir Tarasenko long time!

I’ll be quite honest. The St. Louis Blues offseason has been just fine except for one thing. Vladimir Tarasenko hasn’t been signed yet. They resigned Robert Bortuzzo, Chris Butler, Jori Lehtera, Jake Allen and traded T.J. Oshie’s remaining 9 million away to Washington for a decent return. All that is left to do is give their most talented player a long term deal. Please lock...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: Robert Bortuzzo is the new Jax

I know what you are thinking. Buffa, what the hell? You write about Justin Williams and the Caps sign him. You ponder the idea of Martin St. Louis and he retires. The St. Louis Blues haven’t signed Vladimir Tarasenko yet but gave Jori Lehtera a three year extension, signed Chris Butler and made sure their minor league Chicago Wolves affiliate was well stocked. What now? Well, the...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues sign F Jori Lehtera to 3-year contract extension

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension that will begin with the 2016-17 season. The 27-year-old Lehtera had 14 goals and 30 assists in 75 games in his first NHL season, and ranked second on the team with a plus-21 rating. He had two assists in five playoff games. Lehtera was a third-round draft pick in 2008 and spent...
Via AP on Fox
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues sign defenseman Chris Butler to one-year contract

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman and St. Louis native Chris Butler to a one-year contract. In addition, the club signed forward Cody Beach to a one-year, two-way contract. Butler, 28, appeared in 33 regular-season games with the Blues last season, posting nine points (three goals, six...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

6 different Blues score goals in rout of Maple Leafs

  Six different St. Louis Blues players scored goals in a 6-1 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen each had three assists for the Blues (41-19-5), who snapped a two-game skid and moved to within two points of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators. The loss was the Leafs' 28th in their past 35 games. Toronto goaltender Jonathan...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Six different Blues score goals in 6-1 rout of Maple Leafs

TORONTO -- Six different St. Louis Blues players scored goals in a 6-1 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. Jori Lehtera and Alexander Steen each had three assists for the Blues (41-19-5), who snapped a two-game skid and moved to within two points of the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators. The loss was the Leafs' 28th in their past 35 games. Toronto goaltender...
Via AP on Fox
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues' Stastny, Butler inspire dreams of local youth hockey players

ST. LOUIS -- Young hockey players in St. Louis don't have to look far to see what the future can hold for the area's brightest stars. When the Blues signed forward Paul Stastny and Chris Butler this past offseason, they didn't just get one of the league's best centers and a reliable veteran defenseman. They brought home two St. Louis natives who are providing plenty of inspiration...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues' Stastny finally appears to be hitting his stride

ST. LOUIS -- Paul Stastny's transition from his longtime home in Colorado to his hometown has finally gotten smoother after a rough start. The veteran center figured to play a big role in St. Louis, with general manager Doug Armstrong even hinting a spot on the top line with David Backes and Alexander Steen would be possible after the Blues signed Stastny last July. It made sense...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Weber's pair of goals help Predators score win over Blues

  Nashville's defense quickly transitioned to offense and netted the decisive goal. Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three. Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues fall to Predators 3-2 in Elliott's return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three. Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott. Elliott was activated from...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues fall to Predators 3-2 in Elliott's return

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three. Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott. Elliott was activated from...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Weber's 2 goals lead Predators over Blues 3-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Shea Weber scored twice to lead the Nashville Predators to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Gabriel Bourque added a goal for Nashville, which has won two of three. Chris Butler and T.J. Oshie scored for St. Louis, but the Blues lost for the fifth time in six games despite the return of No. 1 goalie Brian Elliott. Midway through the third...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Brodeur earns NHL record 125th shutout

ST. LOUIS (AP) Martin Brodeur stopped all 16 shots he faced and recorded his NHL-record 125th shutout and 691st victory as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Monday night. Dmitrij Jaskin, Chris Butler and Vladimir Tarasenko scored, and Paul Stastny had two assists for the Blues, who snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and avenged a 5-0 loss at Colorado...
Via AP on Fox
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Brodeur earns NHL record 125th shutout

ST. LOUIS -- Martin Brodeur stopped all 16 shots he faced and recorded his NHL-record 125th shutout and 691st victory as the St. Louis Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Monday night. Dmitrij Jaskin, Chris Butler and Vladimir Tarasenko scored, and Paul Stastny had two assists for the Blues, who snapped a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and avenged a 5-0 loss at Colorado on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: Brian Elliott still not ready for practice

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliot faced a few shots on Tuesday but is still not ready for practice. View image | gettyimages.com Elliott was injured on November 25th during a game against the Ottawa Senators, when Senators right-winger Erik Condra was pushed into the net by Blues defenseman Chris Butler, which resulted in both players falling on top of Elliott. Elliott...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues trade Leopold to Columbus for '16 fifth round pick

ST. LOUIS -- Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced Saturday morning the team has traded veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to Columbus in exchange for rights to a fifth round draft pick in 2016. The 34-year-old has played seven games as St. Louis' seventh defenseman, a position that doesn't figure to get much playing time now that Carl Gunnarsson has fully returned from injury...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jordan Leopold traded to Columbus

The St. Louis Blues caught us all by surprise by making a trade on a quiet Saturday morning/afternoon leading up to their game against the Washington Capitals. The team has sent defenseman Jordan Leopold to Columbus in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2016. Well that was unexpected! After rattling off wins in nine of their last 10 games, a trade seemed fairly unlikely. Of course...
Via Frozen Notes
November 15, 2014  |  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
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Butler signs with the Blues

Chris Butler is coming home. The St. Louis Blues have signed Butler to a one-year, two-way contract. The move gives the Blues a bit of additional depth both at the NHL and at the AHL level. Butler, a St. Louis native, most recently spent time with the Calgary Flames. Paul Stastny led the way and now Butler is joining him. Ironically, both men skated at Chaminda and now they both...
Via Frozen Notes
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Clarke MacArthur smokes Jiri Hudler and a scrum ensues

The fact that no one was given a major penalty is kind of puzzling, to me. Senators forward Clarke MacArthur smokes Flames forward Jiri Hudler with a nice clean, crisp, body check and then the melee ensues. This is what the boxscore looked like after the scrum was over.00:19 CGY Chris Butler Roughing - 2 min against Clarke MacArthur 00:19 CGY Chris Butler Roughing - 2 min...
Via Goon's World
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Stajan scores in OT, Flames beat Sabres 2-1

Paul Byron led the Calgary Flames to a win over the team that drafted him. Byron scored the game-tying goal and assisted on the overtime winner and Calgary beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 in overtime on Saturday afternoon. ''I was really excited to play in this game today,'' Byron said. ''It's been a while since I got traded, but I saw this game was coming up and I just tried to play...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler scores in OT, Flames edge Hurricanes 2-1

A tumultuous day for the Calgary Flames ended on a high note thanks to Chris Butler. The defenseman scored his second goal of the season at 4:56 of overtime after Karri Ramo stopped Jeff Skinner on a penalty shot late in the third period, giving the Flames a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brian McGrattan also scored for Calgary and Paul Byron had two...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Butler, Flames edge Hurricanes in overtime 2-1

CALGARY, Alberta -- Chris Butler scored at 4:56 of overtime after Karri Ramo stopped Jeff Skinner on a penalty shot late in the third period, giving the Calgary Flames a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night. Brian McGrattan also scored for Calgary and Paul Byron had two assists, hours after the struggling Flames fired general manager Jay Feaster and assistant...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss
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