The St. Louis Blues were clearly an emaciated team during their first season without former captain Alex Pietrangelo, currently the odds leader for the Conn Smythe Trophy while playing for the Vegas Golden Knights.
Gunnarsson was limited to 12 games this season due to a knee injury that likely factored into his decision to hang up the skates. He finishes his career with 138 points (30 goals, 108 assists) in 629 games.
Could Big Walt’s son come home to St. Louis? For Blues fans, especially fans of the team during the 2000s, Keith Tkachuk is beloved. Big Walt, who played for the Blues from 2001-2010, with a brief layover in Atlanta for the Thrashers’ failed 2007 playoff run, is a heart and soul guy.
Love him or hate him (and there are plenty of fans on both sides of the aisle), Matthew Tkachuk is a budding NHL superstar. The 6th overall draft pick in 2016, Tkachuk has amassed 278 points in his first 349 games.
The St. Louis Blues should let Jaden Schwartz walk. There, I said it and you can all freak out and light your torches. I know that Schwartz is seen as one of those heartbeat of the team guys, but the reality is that the Blues can make up for his absence.
The St. Louis Blues quietly started their offseason, signing Keean Washkurak to a three-year entry-level contract on June 1. That doesn’t guarantee anything to the 19-year-old native of Kitchener, Ontario but it is a rather significant jump for a player drafted in the fifth round (155th overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
Over the next few weeks, we will be breaking down each team’s situation as it pertains to the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. Which players are eligible, who will likely warrant protection, and which ones may be on the block to avoid the risk of losing them for nothing?
For those that missed the news, the St. Louis Blues got their 2021 offseason started by re-signing pending restricted free agent Tanner Kaspick. Kaspick gets a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him $750,000 if he plays in the NHL.
Kaspick can bolster the Blues’ offense in the future. The St. Louis Blues signed Tanner Kaspick to a one-year, two-way contract extension. From the press release: Kaspick’s deal is worth $750,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL.
As per Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong said his team is going to be active this offseason. Whether the team looks at Jack Eichel, players out of Calgary like Johnny Gaudreau or Sean Monahan, or Seth Jones out of Columbus, the Blues will kick tires on a number of possible trade pieces.
Heading into the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs, everyone knew the St. Louis Blues had an extremely tough task on their hands as they were matched up against one of the best teams in the league in the Colorado Avalanche.