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TSN outlines what the Blues need in 2014-15

The St. Louis Blues will return a large portion of their roster from 2013-14 in 2014-15. With the goaltending decision made, the Blues have a couple of very important areas to address this summer. One is help offensively and the other involves beefing up the defense. Here’s what TSN says the Blues need to do this summer: Two top nine forwards, depth forwards, depth defence, backup...
Via Frozen Notes
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Disappointed Blues go into the offseason with plenty of questions to be answered

It all played out over 23 days this month, like a cruel April fool's joke. The St. Louis Blues' 5-1 loss to the Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon at United Center in Chicago eliminated the visitors in six games of this Western Confernece first-round playoff series. It was the 10th loss in 12 games for the Blues, who lost the final six games of the regular season, won the first...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues send Dmitrij Jaskin back to AHL

The St. Louis Blues announced that they have sent Dmitrij Jaskin back to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. The news isn’t surprising. Jaskin hasn’t seen any playing time during the playoffs and the Blues are mostly healthy, excluding injuries to Brenden Morrow and the uncertain state of David Backes. With Chris Porter and Adam Cracknell playing well, it was clear Jaskin would be...
Via Frozen Notes
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Did the St. Louis Blues peak too early?

The St. Louis Blues had a rough weekend, and that is putting things lightly.After getting thumped by their new division rivals, the Colorado Avalanche, at home on Saturday, the Blues were drilled by a familiar rival, the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon.Now 78 games in to the season, the Blues are still in contention for the President's Cup and are in the driver's seat...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blues' immediate goal is clear: the league's best record

ST. LOUIS -- Blues coach Ken Hitchcock has a goal in mind for these final 22 games of the regular season. "It's the Presidents' Trophy," Hitchcock said after the team's morning skate Tuesday. "To do all this work and not chase down the Presidents' Trophy is ridiculous. We've got to chase that down. Any high seed is worth it. Any home-ice advantage...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' strong homestand shows makings of what could be special season

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues haven't accomplished anything yet. That's what Blues captain David Backes wants everyone to remember -- his teammates, you, me, the Zamboni driver, the 19,611 fans who packed into the Scottrade Center on Saturday night, the television audience watching on FOX Sports Midwest and everybody else. The Blues, who improved to 29-7-5 (63 points...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Porter and Jaskin return to the AHL

The Blues have returned Chris Porter and Dmitrij Jaskin to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, as reported by the Blues. Porter returns to the Wolves after skating in six games for the Blues this season while Jaskin heads back after just one appearance.  The first conclusion you might make is that some of the team's injured forwards (Steen, Sobotka, Reaves) are now healthy,...
Via Frozen Notes
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues recall Chris Porter from Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- Chris Porter has spent most of this season with the Blues' AHL affiliate in Chicago, but he's back with the NHL club after being recalled by the Blues on Saturday. Porter, 29, has dressed in 19 games for the Wolves this season, posting 11 points (three goals, eight assists). The 6-foot-1, 209-pound forward also has made two appearances for the Blues, including...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues place Porter on waivers

The Blues placed veteran Chris Porter on waivers for a period that will end today. Any team can claim Porter, who has 129 games, 10 goals and 24 points of experience. The 29-year-old left winger got the short end of the roster stick this season when the Blues signed free agent Brenden Morrow. Porter played well for the Blues down the stretch last season. When Scott Nichol was injured...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Porter called up from the AHL

Magnus Paajarvi is on the IR with an upper-body injury. Brenden Morrow is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Maxim Lapierre is ready to return after his five-game suspension, but he hasn't seen action since October 15th and he hasn't been very effective when he has started. As a result of the three stories above, the Blues have called up Chris Porter from the AHL...
Via Frozen Notes
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues' depth will be put to the test

One of the Blues’ most notable assets heading into the 2013-14 season is the team’s overall depth. In training camp, the Blues had 15 forwards on one-way NHL contracts and were forced to send a capable contributor, Chris Porter, to a minor-league affiliate. The club’s seventh defenseman, Ian Cole, was a first-round pick in 2007. Their third goalie, Jake Allen, was on the NHL’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues to open 2013-2014 slate on Thursday

The St. Louis Blues begin the regular season Thursday night at home against the Nashville Predators, part of a five game home-stand to open up the regular season including a game against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. This will be the first of five meetings with Nashville this season. The Blues finished with a 3-1 record against the Predators last season....
Via STLSportsMinute
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues assign Chris Porter to Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues assigned 29-year-old forward Chris Porter to the Chicago Wolves -- the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate -- on Sunday. Porter (6 feet 1, 209 pounds) posted eight points (two goals and six assists) in 29 games last season. In four NHL seasons, all with the Blues, Porter has recorded 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) and 27 penalty minutes...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Frederickson: Before Blues drop puck on regular season, five things to consider

The St. Louis Blues drop the puck on the 2013-14 NHL regular season Thursday. Before the Nashville Predators visit Scottrade Center, let's examine five questions the Blues must answer during the quest for the Stanley Cup. 1) Halak is the guy. Can he hang? Jaoslav Halak is clearly the starter despite playing in just 16 games last year. We've written plenty about Halak'...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Frederickson: Before Blues drop puck on regular season, five things to consider

The St. Louis Blues drop the puck on the 2013-14 NHL regular season Thursday. Before the Nashville Predators visit Scottrade Center, let's examine five questions the Blues must answer during the quest for the Stanley Cup. 1) Halak is the guy. Can he hang? Jaoslav Halak is clearly the starter despite playing in just 16 games last year. We've written plenty about Halak'...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Porter placed on waivers

It looks like Chris Porter is the odd man out for the St. Louis Blues. The team placed Porter on waivers Saturday, signaling that the battle for the fourth line has been decided. Assuming he clears waivers, Porter will report to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.  The Porter news means that the St. Louis roster is now complete.  Why was Porter the odd man out? It might all...
Via Frozen Notes
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues sign Adam Cracknell to a one-year extension

The Blues addressed one of their pending unrestricted free agents on Friday by signing Adam Cracknell to a one-year, $600,000 extension, as reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  The one-way deal is a slight raise over the $550,000 contract he enjoyed during the 2013 campaign. The 27-year-old played in 50 AHL games with the Peoria Rivermen in 2013 and 20 games with the Blues...
Via Frozen Notes
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko scratched for Game 1 against LA

T.J. Oshie will return to the lineup when the Blues open their playoff series against the LA Kings on Tuesday night. With Oshie returning, the Blues were forced to make a difficult decision concerning which player would be scratched in order to make room for #74. Ultimately it appeared it would come down to either Vladimir Tarasenko or Adam Cracknell.  Coach Ken Hitchcock announced...
Via Frozen Notes
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Notes & Stats: Blues 1, Red Wings 0

Make it four consecutive victories. The St. Louis Blues had an early game on Sunday afternoon, taking on the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The game was a critical match between the 7th team in the West (Detroit) and the 8th team (St. Louis).  The Blues emerged victorious by a score of 1-0, thanks to a goal from Chris Porter. Porter's goal capped off an enormous week for...
Via Frozen Notes
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues' Elliott blanks Red Wings 1-0

DETROIT (AP) The St. Louis Blues are getting back to their effective, grind-it-out ways of last season. Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in St. Louis' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. "The way we're back winning these close games, we're back to playing the way we were last year...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues improve their playoff position

Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Porter scored off a goal-mouth scramble with 3:32 remaining in the second period with this second goal of the season. Elliott got his first shutout of the season to help St. Louis move into a tie with Minnesota...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Blues blank Red Wings, 1-0, at the Joe

DETROIT (AP) -- Brian Elliott made 28 saves for his 19th career shutout and Chris Porter scored the game's only goal in the St. Louis Blues' 1-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Porter scored off a goalmouth scramble with 3:32 remaining in the second period with this second goal of the season. Elliott got his first shutout of the season to help St. Louis move into...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis vs Detroit: Blues shutout Red Wings on the road

The St. Louis Blues headed to Detroit on Sunday afternoon with a three-game winning streak as they make a push towards a second consecutive playoff berth. While playing good hockey as of late, a trip to Detroit is never easy and the Blues needed a shutout performance by goalie Brian Elliott to extend the streak to four games and defeat the Red Wings 1-0. Elliott stopped all 28 shots...
Via STLSportsMinute
April 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Porter signs a new two-year deal with the Blues

Chris Porter has signed a new two-year, one-way deal with the St. Louis Blues, as reported by the team's official site. Porter's current contract, a one-year deal worth $650,000, was set to make the forward an unrestricted free agent at the end of the current season.  Porter's new contract is worth a reported $650,000 in 2013-14 and $700,000 in 2014-15.  Honestly...
Via Frozen Notes
April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Pressley warning to Sky Blues

El-Hadji Ba has welcomed reported interest from Sunderland, Wigan and Newcastle and says he would love to play in the Premier League. Prior to making his debut with Le Havre in February last year, the France U20 international was linked with a move to Tottenham. The defensive midfielder is now understood to be attracting interest from numerous clubs, and is regarded by some as...
Via Fox Soccer
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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