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Blues want to be more reckless next season

The St. Louis Blues of 2014-15 were a cautious, calculated group which was evidenced by their approach against the Minnesota Wild. This strategy failed and now the Blues are trying to figure out what they need to do to improve in 2015-16. After listening to both Ken Hitchcock and Doug Armstrong, the new plan can be summarized with one word: reckless. The Blues hope to play a faster...
Via Frozen Notes
19 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Ken Hitchcock’s return demands a roster shuffle

The little song and dance with the St. Louis Blues and Ken Hitchcock has officially come to an end. After courting Mike Babcock and losing him to loads of money in Canada, General Manager Doug Armstrong called Ken Hitchcock back and told him let’s give it another year. That’s right. A one year deal brings back a coach who hasn’t gotten past the second round in his last four...
Via STLSportsMinute
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock returns to the Blues for one more year

In a polarizing announcement, the St. Louis Blues are bringing back head coach Ken Hitchcock for one more season. Hitchcock’s status has been unknown ever since the Blues bowed out in the first round against the Minnesota Wild. The team was linked to Mike Babcock, but ultimately the Blues have decided to give Hitchcock one more year to get the organization its first Stanley Cup...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup Dumps 5/26/15

GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 06: Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on January 6, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blues defeated the Coyotes 6-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutHere’s something funny. The Mike Babcock saga was anticipated...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Head Coach Ken Hitchcock Re-Signs For One More Season

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran head coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock announced a one-year contract Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took over as Blues coach during the 2011-2012 season. He has led St. Louis to an NHL-best 175-79-27 regular-season record since then. The postseason has been a different...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues retain Hitchcock as head coach for another season

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock on Tuesday announced a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took over as Blues coach during the 2011-2012 season. He has led St. Louis to an NHL-best 175-79-27 regular-season record since then. The postseason has been a different story...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues retain Ken Hitchcock as coach for another season

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock on Tuesday announced a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took over as Blues coach during the 2011-2012 season. He has led St. Louis to an NHL-best 175-79-27 regular-season record since then. The postseason has been a different...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ken Hitchcock to sign one-year deal with Blues

Ken Hitchcock agreed to a one-year contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. Hitchcock, 63, comes off a season in which he led the Blues to the Central Division title and 109 points, third-most in franchise history. The Blues were eliminated by the Minnesota Wild in six games in the Western Conference First Round. The Blues were granted permission by the Detroit Red...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues bring back Ken Hitchcock on one-year deal (Puck Daddy)

You can cross another name off the list of potentially available NHL head coaches. On Tuesday, the St. Louis Blues and Ken Hitchcock announced they've agreed to a one-year extension . From the Blues:  Hitchcock, 63, was originally named the 24th head coach in Blues history on Nov. 7, 2011.  Since, he has guided the Blues to four straight postseason appearances, three 100...
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Devil Martin Brodeur Selling New Jersey Townhouse (Photos)

Martin Brodeur’s place in NHL history lies in New Jersey, but he’ll only be there in spirit for now. The former Devils goaltender is selling his West Orange, N.J., townhouse as he starts the next chapter of his career as an assistant general manager for the St. Louis Blues. Brodeur retired in January after spending part of the 2014-15 season with the Blues. Brodeur’s townhouse...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blues will likely keep Ken Hitchcock

According to a recent report from Sportsnet, Ken Hitchcock isn’t going anywhere. The St. Louis Blues were expected to make big changes after crashing out of the playoffs in the first round, but all signs are pointing to the head coach remaining in place. Via Sportsnet: The St. Louis Blues have yet to announce an official decision, but barring any unforeseen circumstances, Ken Hitchcock...
Via Frozen Notes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vladimir Sobotka will make an official decision by May 30th

A report came out the other day that Vladimir Sobotka was probably going to stay in the KHL. The original report indicated that Doug Armstrong spoke with Sobotka’s agent during the World Hockey Championships and Sobotka was likely going to put off an NHL return. A new report has come out suggesting that Sobotka still hasn’t made a final decision but expects to have an answer...
Via Frozen Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Martin Brodeur named assistant GM

It appears that elite goaltender Martin Brodeur will be making St. Louis his home for at least the next three years. On Wednesday, it was announced that the future hall-of-famer goaltender has signed a three-year contract with the St. Louis Blues naming him as assistant general manager. While St. Louis was certainly not the place that Brodeur was expected to retire, this deal will...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: It sounds like Vladimir Sobotka will stay in the KHL

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong met with Vladimir Sobotka’s agent during the Hockey World Championship tournament and it looks like Sobotka is planning on staying in the KHL. GM of #Avangard told TASS Vladimir Sobotka likely to stay in the #KHL #STLBlues #NHL — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) May 22, 2015 Nothing has been finalized, but the early indicators suggest that Sobotka...
Via Frozen Notes
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Make up your mind on Ken Hitchcock

I could just be confused, but wasn’t it Doug Armstrong, General Manager of the St. Louis Blues who said back in September that the head coaching job was Ken Hitchcock’s until the coach decided he didn’t want it. If that’s so, then why does every comment from Hitchcock sound like a man waiting in a green room for the director to call his name to the set? What is going on...
Via STLSportsMinute
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Brodeur becomes Blues' assistant general manager

ST. LOUIS (AP) Record-setting goalie Martin Brodeur has signed a three-year contract to become the St. Louis Blues' assistant general manager. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Wednesday. The 43-year-old Brodeur played seven games for St. Louis this season, retiring Jan. 29 to become a senior adviser to Armstrong. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues name Martin Brodeur assistant general manager

  Record-setting goalie Martin Brodeur has signed a three-year contract to become the St. Louis Blues' assistant general manager. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Wednesday. The 43-year-old Brodeur played seven games for St. Louis this season, retiring Jan. 29 to become a senior adviser to Armstrong. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading the Devils...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues appoint Martin Brodeur as Assistant GM for 3 years

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong will have some help when he’s making roster decisions. The club announced that they have signed Martin Brodeur to a three-year deal to be the team’s Assistant General Manager. While his duties haven’t been publicly outlined, it’s safe to assume he’ll weigh in on the team’s handling of their free agents as well as any future trades. There’s...
Via Frozen Notes
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues miss out on Mike Babcock, but that’s not a bad thing

The last few days saw the St. Louis Blues unexpectedly thrust into the middle of the battle for Mike Babcock. The Blues never appeared to be a contender or a favorite for Babcock, but the Blues at least made it known they were interested in his services. Babcock ultimately signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Blues fans took to social media to lament the team missing out on the...
Via Frozen Notes
8 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Colin White

Get to Know Colin WhiteDate of Birth: 1/30/1997 Place of Birth: Hanover, MA, USA Ht: 6’0″ Wt: 183 lbs Shoots: Right Position: Right Wing/Center Team: United States National Under-18 Team Colin White is not your typical mid-to-late first round prospect, especially coming from the US Development Program. His game is much more mature and while he isn’t nearly the flashy prospect...
Via BSN Denver
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues, Predators Need To Shake It Up

It was a disappointing end to a strong season for both the St. Louis Blues and the Nashville Predators. Sadly, this seems to be the headline after every season in recent years. Both teams put together strong regular season finishing first and second in the division respectively, but failed to make a run in the postseason once again. With that disappointment, both teams need to shake...
Via Beyond The Benches
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blues ask permission to speak to Mike Babcock

As always, take the word “report” with a grain of salt. With that being said, a recent report suggests the St. Louis Blues may have asked the Detroit Red Wings for permission to speak to Mike Babcock. It’s believed Babcock is considering all of his options and will decide by May 20th, but for now the list of teams interested in his services continues to grow and apparently...
Via Frozen Notes
11 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Ken Hitchcock’s future remains uncertain

There are many factors to consider while trying to figure out why the St. Louis Blues just cannot make it past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Some would argue that the Blues’ goaltending didn’t match the play of the competitors. While others would argue that the Blues had lost their offensive attack. However, most of the focus has been on Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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