BLUES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jay Bouwmeester to Replace Duncan Keith at World Cup

Jay Bouwmeester will replace Duncan Keith at the World Cup of Hockey tournament, Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday. NEWS | Jay Bouwmeester replaces Duncan Keith on the Team Canada roster for #WCH2016. MORE: https://t.co/erptQpKmfUpic.twitter.com/9IvtLDVnfK — Team Canada Men (@HC_Men) August 24, 2016 Keith’s decision to pull out of the eight-team international tournament...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 minutes ago

Blues: Time to cut the cord with Sobotka 

Vladimir Sobotka, are you coming back? We were told you were. Then we were told you were close to re-signing in the KHL. Then we were told that that’s not true.  It’s been a strange relationship between us thus far. We would like to know where we stand. There is still a numbness towards you after you left your team behind to make some extra money.  How could you just turn...
Via STLSportsMinute
22 hours ago

St. Louis Blues: Season Within Sniping Range

So, it turns out that an off-season of lateral movement goes by pretty quickly. In just over a month the puck will drop for the first time in the 2016-2017 season. It really can’t come fast enough at this point. It’s been a strange summer for St. Louis sports fans. The Rams came after St. Louis with sucker punch after sucker punch. The Cardinals were busy treading water for...
Via STLSportsMinute
1 day ago

Rumor Roundup: Kevin Shattenkirk trade rumors not going away

St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk remains a fixture in this summer’s NHL rumor mill. Most of the chatter still ties the 27-year-old to the New York Rangers, suggesting he could be swapped for left winger Rick Nash. During a recent live chat with his readers, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was asked what forward the Blues would have to package with Shattenkirk...
Via The Hockey News
2 days ago

Sobotka’s really coming back to the Blues this time, according to agent

St. Louis Blues fans have learned not to hold their breath when it comes to the reported return of center Vladimir Sobotka, but it appears he’s really, truly returning in time for the upcoming season. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford, GM Doug Armstrong said Sobotka’s agent has confirmed the 29-year-old will be coming back to the NHL for the 2016...
Via The Hockey News
5 days ago

St. Louis Blues Home Games You Must Attend

There are 82 games for each team during the regular season in the NHL and while not all of them are ones to mark on the calendar, there are a few true fans simply cannot miss. The St. Louis Blues have a number of games to keep an eye on. Whether it’s a battle against a huge rival or a trip down memory lane, these are the three games you must have a seat in Scottrade Center for...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Cam Janssen retires, will return to St. Louis to do radio and work with the Blues

Cam Janssen has called it a career. The former Blues enforcer hasn’t skated in the NHL since the 2013-14 season with the New Jersey Devils, but he has since been employed in the AHL with the Albany Devils and in the EIHL with the Nottingham Panthers. Janssen recently announced his retirement from hockey even though he signed a two-year extension with Nottingham at the conclusion...
Via Frozen Notes
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues are building a new practice facility in Creve Coeur Park

The decline of the St. Louis Outlet Mall (formerly known as the Mills) has led many Blues fans to question how much longer the team will practice in the arena located inside the aging mall. During their 2017 Winter Classic press conference, the Blues announced they are building a new practice facility in Creve Coeur Park which will both serve as a new home for practices but also...
Via Frozen Notes
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s the logo the Blues will use for the 2017 Winter Classic

The St. Louis Blues are throwing it back for the 2017 Winter Classic set to be played at Busch Stadium on January 2nd, 2017 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The team unveiled the official logo they’ll use for the Classic and it’s a great tribute to the past. Kickin' it old school on Jan. 2. #WinterClassic #stlblues pic.twitter.com/NDhq2V4z1F — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues...
Via Frozen Notes
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Before Rams left, Blues were in line for lesser outdoor game

ST. LOUIS (AP) Before the Rams left town in January, the St. Louis Blues were in line to get an outdoor NHL stadium series game - but not the big one. Team Chairman Tom Stillman credits the NHL for recognizing the city sorely needed a shot in the arm and scheduling the Blues against the Chicago Blackhawks for the Winter Classic on Jan. 2. Commissioner Gary Bettman, executives...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues GM: Team may take step back before moving forward

Blues fans have watched several key pieces from the 2015-16 roster find new homes over the summer. Brian Elliott was traded to Calgary. David Backes signed with Boston. Troy Brouwer joined Elliott by signing with Calgary. On paper, the Blues look like a weaker team entering 2016-17 after seeing important veterans exit in favor of a stronger commitment to youth. Will the Blues...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues sign Jaden Schwartz to five-year contract extension

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues and forward Jaden Schwartz, a restricted free agent, have avoided arbitration and agreed on a five-year contract extension worth $26.75 million.Re-signing the 24-year-old Schwartz was a top priority for the team, which lost in the Western Conference finals to San Jose.The arbitration case had been set for July 20.In 240 games with St. Louis, the...
Via Associated Press
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Paajarvi re-signs with Blues for next season

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, $700,000 contract.The 25-year-old Paajarvi had three goals and six assists in 48 regular-season games and one assist in three playoff games.The former first-round draft pick was acquired from Edmonton in 2013. His overall career numbers are 80 points (35 goals, 45 assists) and 54 penalty minutes...
Via Associated Press
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: The Brian Elliott trade was going to happen eventually

Yesterday, St. Louis Blues fans saw the end of a phenomenal goalie in Brian Elliot being traded to the Calgary Flames. Many were waiting to hear about a Kevin Shattenkirk trade, but it was Elliott who got traded. This trade, however, would have had to happen at some point in the future. For starters, the NHL is going to be expanding with Las Vegas getting a team. With the new expansion...
Via isportsweb.com
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Yeo hired as Blues coach, named successor to Hitchcock

Today, it was announced, courtesy of Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that Mike Yeo will be brought on as an assistant coach and will take over the Blues from Ken Hitchcock when he retires after the 2016-17 season. After a good year this past season, many weren’t sure what would happen to the Blues' coaching position. They played above many people’s expectations...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock announces retirement tour

The St. Louis Blues made it to the NHL Western Conference Finals this season before losing to the San Jose Sharks in six games. After a tremendous season ended just short of the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Ken Hitchcock announced he’s coming back for one last go at another Stanley Cup. The 64-year-old had previously announced that the 2015-2016 season would be his last. But...
Via The Comeback
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Ken Hitchcock to return as head coach of the Blues

Ken Hitchcock will be back behind the St. Louis Blues bench next season, as he’ll sign a one-year contract in a move which could be announced as soon as tomorrow, reports Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Hitchcock will be back with #stlblues on one-year contract for 2016-17 season, according to league sources. Announcement could come tomorrow — Jeremy Rutherford...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Blaming Vladimir Tarasenko for St. Louis Blues’ loss is looking for easy scapegoat

What are the three favorite things among hockey writers and media types? • Free food, preferably buffet, preferably with a dessert cart. • Telling anyone and everyone about their hotel and airline points. • Blaming a postseason series loss on one player. The first two are harmless enough, although nobody — and I mean NOBODY — cares about your status with Marriott. Oh...
Via The Comeback
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Hitchcock puts conservative goaltending in check

Hockey coaches have often been considered too conservative when it comes to pulling their goalies in attempt to gain back advantage at the end of hockey games. Thursday night during Game 3 of the Western Conference Final in San Jose, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock eschewed that conservative stigma, pulling Jake Allen off the ice in favor of an extra attacker with five minutes...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues set to start Jake Allen in Game 4 desperation move

The St. Louis Blues haven’t been this close to the Stanley Cup since 1991, and head coach Ken Hitchcock sees his team with their back to the wall once again. After going down 2-1 in the Western Conference finals to the San Jose Sharks, the Blues are literally looking to throw the kitchen sink at the wall as Hitchcock announced the pulling of starting goaltender Brian Elliot in...
Via The Comeback
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

How the Blues are avoiding past playoff woes

Unlike the Blues of the past, this St. Louis Blues team looks ready to finally win in the playoffs. The Blues have arguably been the most consistent regular season team over the last five seasons averaging 99.2 points (2012-13 was a shortened season). They have finished either first or second in their division over those five years. Despite such regular season success, playoff consistency...
Via The Sports Quotient
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Milbury makes controversial remarks advocating for hits that injure

Mike Milbury is in a bit of hot water after making some comments during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. The NBC Sports analyst was talking about an interference penalty the Blues’ Steve Ott received during the second period of the Sharks’ 4-0 win. In Milbury’s view, if a player is going to hit someone...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss
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