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With Ott gone, who will be Buffalo’s next captain?

Since the start of 2013, three different players have worn the ‘C’ in Buffalo — Jason Pominville, Thomas Vanek, and Steve Ott — and they have all been traded. That’s created something of a leadership vacuum for the Sabres going into the 2014-15 campaign. Fortunately, there have some candidates to fill that void. Perhaps the most obvious player is Brian Gionta, who inked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions Remain For The St. Louis Blues

from Louie Korac at NHL.com, Can the Blues compete for the Cup with their revamped goaltending? -- The Blues allowed Ryan Miller to leave via free agency and will confidently turn to veteran Brian Elliott and rookie Jake Allen, who has 15 games of NHL experience under his belt. The Blues feel like Elliott, who signed a three-year, $7.5 million contract, earned the right...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Ott wears a Batman cape to Six Flags

Say what you will about Steve Ott the Hockey Player. Steve Ott the Father, on the other hand, is a pretty cool guy. What did Ott do when his daughter decided to wear a Batgirl cape around Six Flags? He put on a Batman cape, of course.
Via Frozen Notes
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The most interesting quotes from Ken Hitchcock’s latest interview

Ken Hitchcock recently spoke with Dan Rosen and he addressed a variety of topics. He spoke about Paul Stastny, Vladimir Sobotka, Steve Ott and the team’s goaltending duo of Brian Elliott and Jake Allen. As you might imagine, Hitchcock had some interesting things to say. Here’s a collection of some of his most interesting quotes, via NHL.com. On Stastny’s potential line partners...
Via Frozen Notes
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock’s odd view on Sobotka and Ott

Vladimir Sobotka abandoning the NHL in favor of the KHL was a difficult pill to swallow. For the Blues, they lost a solid hockey player who unfortunately overvalued the skills he brought to the ice. The team followed up Sobotka’s decision by giving Steve Ott a two-year contract. Approximately 95% of fans groaned, aware that Ott is far from an adequate replacement for Sobotka. Coach...
Via Frozen Notes
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues give Steve Ott a two-year, $5.2 million contract

The St. Louis Blues have signed Steve Ott to a two-year, $5.2 million contract. The news preceded the upsetting news about Vladimir Sobotka leaving for the KHL, but it’s clear the Ott signing was a direct response to the sudden absence of Sobotka. Ott may be a bit overpriced, but his contract is pretty reasonable considering what other players are going for on the market. The Ott...
Via Frozen Notes
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ott returns to Blues with two-year contract

Steve Ott signed a two-year contract to remain with the St. Louis Blues, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not released, but Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the total value to be $5.2 million. Ott, 31, joined the Blues before the trade deadline last season following a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. He had no goals and three assists in 23...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Re-Sign Steve Ott; Vladimir Sobotka Headed To KHL?

The St. Louis Blues announced a two-year deal with unrestricted free agent Steve Ott on Thursday, but the most intriguing roster note surrounding the team is the reported departure of gritty center Vladimir Sobotka. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the former Boston Bruins forward could be heading overseas: Also hearing Vladimir Sobotka has signed with Omsk of the KHL.— Pierre...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Ott re-signs with St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues announced Thursday that they have re-signed forward Steve Ott to a two-year contract. According to NHL.com, the reported value of the contract is $5.2 million. Ott, 31, joined the Blues via trade from Buffalo last season and went on to post three assists and 37 penalty minutes in 23 regular season games, as well as two assists and 14 penalty minutes in six...
Via Sports-Glory
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues re-sign forward Steve Ott to two-year deal

ST. LOUIS -- He was the "other" part of the trade that brought supposed netminding-savior Ryan Miller to St. Louis. But Miller is gone and Steve Ott remains, having signed a two-year free-agent contract with the Blues, the team announced Thursday. Along with Miller, Ott, 31, arrived from Buffalo on Feb. 28 as the Blues made the deal to help spark a deep playoff run. Turns...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Ott Back With St. Louis

@StLouisBlues have agreed to new 2 year deal with Steve Ott. — Darren R Pang (@Panger40) July 10, 2014   #stlblues have re-signed Steve Ott to a two-year extension worth $5.2 million. — Jeremy Rutherford (@jprutherford) July 10, 2014 (July 10, 2014) – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Please Rangers, don’t sign Steve Ott

I feared that the Rangers would evaluate their loss to the Kings and say “we got to get bigger and meaner”. The early returns on their 2014 off-season seem to suggest that is exactly what Glen Sather’s conclusion was. The Rangers seemingly went out of their way to draft size over skill in the early rounds of the 2014 draft (though that’s not entirely certain). They saw fit...
Via Save By Richter
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild: Say no to Steve Ott

#487318047 / gettyimages.comThe Wild need toughness, and I agree that they need to get tougher. However, let's hope the Wild don't sign this piece of dog excrement. I am not in favor of this move whatsoever.  Ott is one of those players that you would definitely hate, and don't ever want to see him on your team, either. Russo's Rants -- Here’s a look at how the...
Via Goon's World
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Looking For Character Guys In Free Agency

from John Vogl of Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News, Murray, who introduced first-round draft pick Sam Reinhart this morning in First Niagara Center, says plenty of teams near the cap ceiling will start dumping contracts if they get their free-agent targets. That will be benefit the Sabres in their attempt to boost payroll. Murray says he's been getting a lot of calls...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Latsch: Four centers that would fit in perfectly with the Blues

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have been busy this offseason, but it hasn't necessarily translated into additions to the product on the ice. Since the season ended, the Blues have announced a shake-up in the coaching staff, with two assistant coaches being replaced, the re-signing of goaltender Brian Elliott, the signing of Swedish free agent Joakim Lindstrom and, most recently...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza wants out of Ottawa -- and the Blues appear interested

ST. LOUIS -- Could Jason Spezza be the answer to solving the Blues' offensive woes during the playoffs next season? The veteran Ottawa Senators center has asked to be traded and has been linked to the St. Louis Blues as a possible destination. Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray confirmed reporters at the GM meetings Wednesday in New York that the Senators' captain is seeking...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes will still be value shopping in free agency

Coyotes general manager Don Maloney is still waiting for a payroll budget from the ownership group, but in a conference call this week, he made it clear that one season of ownership will not drastically alter the team's operating philosophy. When approaching free agency, Maloney said the Coyotes must continue "to look at mix and chemistry and character and maybe sacrifice...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Elliott is in, Ryan Miller is out

After a costly gamble that Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said he’d take again, the club is saying goodbye to goaltender Ryan Miller after just 25 games. The Blues announced the signing of Brian Elliott on Monday to a three-year, $7.5 million contract extension, signaling the end of Miller’s time here. The club had already advertised the arrival of prospect Jake Allen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Fool me once: Elliott's re-signing officially puts an end to Miller's time in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Doug Armstrong knows that you don't look good when deals don't work out. He understands this. The Blues general manager acknowledged that Monday morning during a conference call with reporters to discuss the team's re-signing of goalie Brian Elliott to a three-year deal. The move, which comes a few weeks after Armstrong stated that heralded prospect Jake...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Sign Brian Elliott To Extension; Ryan Miller Likely Leaving

The St. Louis Blues made a splash at the trade deadline when they landed goalie Ryan Miller in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres. It now appears that Miller was brought in simply as a rental. The Blues announced Monday morning that they have come to terms on a three-year contract extension with goaltender Brian Elliott. The extension is reportedly worth $7.5 million. Elliott, who was...
Via NESN.com
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Owner Apologizes To Fans For Early Playoff Exit With Ad (Photo)

This was supposed to be the year the St. Louis Blues finally hoisted the Stanley Cup. The Blues won a franchise-record 52 games this season, went all-in at the trade deadline by acquiring Ryan Miller and Steve Ott and even took a 2-0 series lead against the Chicago Blackhawks in  Round 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But in an all-too-familiar fashion, the Blues dropped four in a...
Via NESN.com
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Owner Apologizes To Fans With Full-Page Newspaper Ad

Usually when you see someone in sports take out a full page ad in a local paper, it happens when that person leaves an organization and wants to thank the fans and community for their support over the years. St. Louis Blues owner, Tom Stillman, isn’t leaving town but he still wanted to thank the Blues fanbase, as well as apologize to them for a disappointing end to the season....
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues are pleased to welcome back 'the Osh that we know'

ST. LOUIS -- T.J. Oshie is feeling better and better every day. And a healthy Oshie returning to form could be a key for the remainder of this rugged first-round playoff series against the Blackhawks. "That first game I felt like I was lost and I got it taken to me and I wasn't really a factor for us," Oshie said of his return for Game 2. "Luckily, we got the win...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Ott crushes Duncan Keith

Steve Ott’s big hit on Duncan Keith in Game 3 won’t make up for Keith’s comments to a dazed David Backes, but it’s certainly a solid place to start. Take note: this is what a clean, hard hockey check looks like. The NHL may have to show this video to Brent Seabrook. Actually, you may have to show it to all of the Blackhawks fans in the crowd clamoring for a penalty.
Via Frozen Notes
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Ott is really excited to visit an American Girl store

Steve Ott has been widely criticized in St. Louis following the trade with the Buffalo Sabres. Ott has been valuable on draws and assisted on Alexander Steen’s Game 1 winner, but he really hasn’t made an impact yet with the Blues. Despite all of this, you have to at least give Ott credit for having a personality off the ice. First, Ott joked about his horrific plus/minus. Now...
Via Frozen Notes
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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