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Video: NHL.com analyzes the Blues for 2015-16

The 2015-16 season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the various media outlets to analyze the Blues and predict what will happen in the year ahead. NHL.com is running a video series for all 30 teams and here’s a look at what they said about the Blues. The “big question” for NHL.com is whether or not Jake Allen will take the next step and be the top goaltender...
Via Frozen Notes
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: St. Louis Blues

  Today marks the beginning of our roundtable series where we recap the offseason changes made by the Avalanche’s Central Division rivals. We won’t be delving too deep into the financial aspects of each team’s signings, focusing instead on how their new lineups will fare against the Avalanche in 2016. We start with the St. Louis Blues, who have had a relatively quiet summer...
Via BSN Denver
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: The 5 biggest offseason moves so far

It has already been quite the busy offseason for the St. Louis Blues as they have been quick to begin to redevelop and rebrand their team into a group that is suited for a deep playoff run. Here are the five most important moves that the St. Louis Blues have made so far in the 2015 offseason: 1. Opting Not To Re-sign Barret Jackman After 13 seasons with the St. Louis Blues, the team...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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 goaltender Jake Allen signs two-year contract

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced Friday the club has signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year contract. Allen, 24, led all rookie goaltenders with 22 wins (22-7-4) this past season, while recording a  2.28 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. For his efforts, he was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team for the second time in his career. In addition, he tied...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Big free-agent signing by Blues is unlikely, but standing pat is risky, too

ST. LOUIS -- It's the eve of NHL free agency, and what the Blues choose to do over the next several weeks remains intriguing. Last year, of course, they made arguably the biggest signing of the period by acquiring Paul Stastny from the Colorado Avalanche. The roster proved deep enough that the $28 million center ended up playing a significant part of the year on the third line. This...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock doesn’t think goaltending is an issue for the Blues

When the St. Louis Blues were dumped out of the playoffs in the first round, it was clear that the team needed to make changes in order to reach the next level. After bringing back Ken Hitchcock, it’s clear the team will need to make those changes on the ice if they hope to avoid more playoff embarrassment. Where can the team improve? Many Blues fans point to the team’s core...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock doesn’t think goaltending is an issue for the Blues

When the St. Louis Blues were dumped out of the playoffs in the first round, it was clear that the team needed to make changes in order to reach the next level. After bringing back Ken Hitchcock, it’s clear the team will need to make those changes on the ice if they hope to avoid more playoff embarrassment. Where can the team improve? Many Blues fans point to the team’s core...
Via Bloguin Best
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: It sounds like Martin Brodeur will be back with the Blues

When Martin Brodeur joined the Blues last season, it seemed like a short-term gig. That proved to be true of his on-ice contributions to the Blues, but Brodeur ended up sticking around long after Brian Elliott and Jake Allen reclaimed the St. Louis crease. Once the year wrapped up, it looked like Brodeur would head off to New Jersey and take up a permanent role with the Devils....
Via Frozen Notes
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Same story, different year

On Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues found themselves in a situation they know all too well. The Minnesota Wild were able to eliminate the Blues in a series that took six games to play with a 4-1 Wild victory. This marks the third consecutive year in which the St. Louis Blues have been eliminated from playoff contention in the first round. The Blues were a favorite to win the...
Via isportsweb.com
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues' Armstrong, Hitchcock both still digesting playoff flop

  St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and coach Ken Hitchcock sat side by side, presenting a united front for a franchise bleeding from its latest playoff flop. Armstrong on Tuesday praised Hitchcock's job in transforming the Blues from also-rans to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, but both said they were still searching for reasons why they were eliminated in the first...
Via AP on Fox
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Doug Armstrong envisions an Elliott / Allen goalie tandem next season

After the Blues snubbed Brian Elliott in favor of Jake Allen during their first round series against the Minnesota Wild, it seemed pretty unlikely that both goaltenders would be in the mix in 2015-16. GM Doug Armstrong sees things a little differently and has stated he envisions a tandem of Elliott and Allen next year. Armstrong says he sees a goalie tandem for next year. Allen...
Via Frozen Notes
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Bracing for Offseason Changes After 1st-Round Exit

The St. Louis Blues were just eliminated by the Minnesota Wild in a 4-2 series. They have struggled with scoring the playoffs and many players expect changes to be made this offseason after another 1st-round exit. One of these players is defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. He had this to say about the possibility of offseason changes. “I would assume so” Shattenkirk said.  “General...
Via The Sports Journal
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday's best: With Price and a bit of luck, Canadiens oust Senators

Best game: Montreal 2, Ottawa 0. Ottawa's 21-3-3 stretch run to make the playoffs was the best story leading into the postseason.  The Senators were trying to write an even better one by winning two games after falling behind 3-0 in their series against Montreal. Ottawa threw everything it had at Montreal goalie Carey Price in Game 6 on Sunday in Ottawa, rifling 43 shots on net...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ken Hitchcock says he won’t change goalies, immediately changes his mind

Hockey is sometimes painfully ironic. The latest example of that was when Ken Hitchcock was interviewed on the bench and reiterated that he wasn’t going to make a goalie change after Jake Allen coughed up a soft goal against the Wild. Hitchcock said that Allen is a young guy who is learning and the team has to stick with him. Approximately 30 seconds and another soft goal later...
Via Bloguin Best
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ken Hitchcock says he won’t change goalies, immediately changes his mind

Hockey is sometimes painfully ironic. The latest example of that was when Ken Hitchcock was interviewed on the bench and reiterated that he wasn’t going to make a goalie change after Jake Allen coughed up a soft goal against the Wild. Hitchcock said that Allen is a young guy who is learning and the team has to stick with him. Approximately 30 seconds and another soft goal later...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues pull Allen in second period after second goal by Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The St. Louis Blues pulled goalie Jake Allen from Game 6 after the Minnesota Wild scored their second goal. The Wild took a 2-0 lead with 8:41 remaining in the second period Sunday when Justin Fontaine's shot glided between the rookie's pads, and coach Ken Hitchcock summoned veteran Brian Elliott. Zach Parise scored first for Minnesota, another save Allen could...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues pull Allen in 2nd period after 2nd goal by Wild

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The St. Louis Blues pulled goalie Jake Allen from Game 6 after the Minnesota Wild scored their second goal. The Wild took a 2-0 lead with 8:41 remaining in the second period Sunday when Justin Fontaine's shot glided between the rookie's pads, and coach Ken Hitchcock summoned veteran Brian Elliott. Zach Parise scored first for Minnesota, another save Allen could...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild respond with 4-1 win in Game 5, take series lead 3-2

ST PAUL, MN – APRIL 20: Goalie Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues blocks a shot by Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild as Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the Blues helps to defend the net during the third period in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2015 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Wild...
Via State of Hockey News
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild can’t withstand Blues, fall 6-1 in St. Paul

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 18: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues looks to make a save against the Minnesota Wild during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 18, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Hockey fans normally relish a good tussle between players on the...
Via State of Hockey News
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild dominate Blues in 3-0 win in St. Paul and take back series lead

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 18: Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save against the Minnesota Wild during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 18, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Minnesota is growing used to being ignored by national media circles. ...
Via State of Hockey News
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: David Backes swats the puck off the goal line

With the Blues clinging to a 2-1 lead, David Backes swatted Nino Niederreiter’s shot off the goal line after it struck the post, hit Jake Allen and was trickling towards the goal.
Via Frozen Notes
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wild vs. Blues preview

The popular excuse for the St. Louis Blues after a defeat in Game 1 centered around a four-day layoff that may have caused them to lose a step following the season finale. The problem? The Minnesota Wild, who were the Blues' opponent in that finale, didn't seem to mind. Minnesota now looks to head home with a 2-0 series advantage as St. Louis attempts to figure out what went wrong...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

No excuses: Blues look to bounce back against Wild in Game 2

The popular excuse for the St. Louis Blues after a defeat in Game 1 centered around a four-day layoff that may have caused them to lose a step following the season finale. The problem? The Minnesota Wild, who were the Blues' opponent in that finale, didn't seem to mind. Minnesota now looks to head home with a 2-0 series advantage as St. Louis attempts to figure out what went wrong...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues open playoffs with bland performance, 4-2 loss to Wild

ST. LOUIS -- Just like the regular season, the Minnesota Wild appeared right at home in someone else's rink. "That was a fantastic road game," goalie Devan Dubnyk said after the Wild opened the playoffs strong with a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. "We were great with the puck," Dubnyk added, "we were fast coming up the ice on turnovers and we did a good job...
Via AP on Fox
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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