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BLUES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blues sign D Andre Benoit to one-year, two-way contract

The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, two-way contract, the club announced Monday.   The 31-year-old dressed in 59 regular season games with the Buffalo Sabres last season, posting nine points (one goal, eight assists) and 20 penalty minutes. Overall, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound Benoit has appeared in four NHL seasons, including stints with Ottawa...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Trade or keep David Backes?

To trade David Backes or not. For the St. Louis Blues, that is the infinite question. The captain is revered and respected inside the clubhouse and around the NHL and puts up solid regular season numbers, but is that enough for the Blues to hang onto him if an enticing offer comes forward? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Shaking up a team is one thing. Trading fan favorite and veteran...
Via STLSportsMinute
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Change is here for the St. Louis Blues

Considering how exciting the Stanley Cup playoffs are, the NHL Draft and free agency period bring some life into an otherwise boring summer. Following another early playoff exit, changes were bound to come to the St. Louis Blues. And the time for change has come. I have written in the past that there was going to be a culture change on this team with major changes being made to...
Via isportsweb.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues 2015 prospect camp opens Monday at St. Louis Mills

The St. Louis Blues 2015 Prospect Camp gets underway Monday at St. Louis Mills. It will feature 25 Blues prospects, including 2014 first-round pick Robby Fabbri as well as all six of the club's 2015 draft selections. The camp runs from July 6-9. The players will take the ice from 2-4 p.m. each day, including skills sessions from 2-3 p.m. and a four-on-four scrimmage from 3:15-4 p...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blues spoke with Flyers and Rangers about Kevin Shattenkirk

Prior to the surprising T.J. Oshie trade, the St. Louis Blues had another player popping up in several trade rumors – Kevin Shattenkirk. The defenseman was believed to be on the market, but eventually Shattenkirk’s agents stated that he wouldn’t be leaving the Blues. So, who were the Blues talking to? According to CSNNE, the Blues were in talks with both the New York Rangers...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Steen’s nice message for Barret Jackman and T.J. Oshie

It’s difficult for fans to watch players move to new teams. It’s even harder for former teammates to see their friends move on. Alexander Steen illustrated this perfectly with a really nice message on Instagram for Barret Jackman and T.J. Oshie. Hard to see good friends move on to new teams. You guys do so much for so many people and will be greatly missed all over our community...
Via Frozen Notes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie Has Message For Blues Fans After Being Traded To Capitals

In a somewhat surprising move, the St. Louis decided to trade winger T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals on Thursday.  Oshie, who has played seven season in St. Louis, thanked all the fans for his time in the Gateway City. Thank you Blues Fans for all of your support over the years. It was a pleasure playing in St Louis — TJ Oshie (@OSH74) July 2, 2015 Couldn't be more excited...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Do you like the T.J. Oshie trade?

The T.J. Oshie trade is still settling in, but it already has been an extremely divisive and polarizing topic. Some fans are happy the core has been altered while others are sad Oshie is gone or are unhappy with the return. The question is simple – do you like the Oshie trade? Take Our Poll
Via Frozen Notes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Trade LW, Olympic Hero T.J. Oshie To Capitals In Multi-Player Deal

The St. Louis Blues shook up their core Thursday by trading top-six winger T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals. The Blues acquired goaltender Phoenix Copley, who was expected to be the No. 1 goalie for Washington’s AHL affiliate next season, as well as veteran winger Troy Brouwer and a 2016 third-round draft pick. Armstrong: "I'd like to thank T.J. Oshie for his time here in...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Zbynek Michalek heads back to the Coyotes

The Blues weren’t expected to bring back Zbynek Michalek and that became official as the defenseman headed back to the Arizona Coyotes with a two-year, $6.4 million contract. The Blues originally acquired Michalek from the Coyotes prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline in exchange for Maxim Letunov and a conditional third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Michalek was the “big”...
Via Frozen Notes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues sign F Jori Lehtera to 3-year contract extension

ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension that will begin with the 2016-17 season. The 27-year-old Lehtera had 14 goals and 30 assists in 75 games in his first NHL season, and ranked second on the team with a plus-21 rating. He had two assists in five playoff games. Lehtera was a third-round draft pick in 2008 and spent...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Oshie girlfriend Lauren Cosgrove had a heck of a bachelorette party

TJ Oshie is getting married soon to his longtime girlfriend Lauren Cosgrove, and it looks like the woman just had herself one heck of a bachelorette party in Las Vegas. Cosgrove, who has a daughter with Oshie, flew out to Sin City and partied it up with her friends in her last days as a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Vladimir Sobotka staying in KHL is fine

In case you missed the news, St. Louis Blues’ fan favorite Vladimir Sobotka isn’t coming back this year to the NHL. He plans to stay in the KHL for one more season and let his body be broken down by a rigorous game outside of the big show. Suit yourself, buddy. Sobotka and Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong seemed to hold about 45 different discussions over the past 2 months...
Via STLSportsMinute
6 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues and the summer of change

This summer could be a critical changing point for the St. Louis Blues. After yet another early playoff exit, it was obvious change was needed for this Blues team. Critics have been arguing that this Blues team is incapable of performing in the playoffs, and their record holds some truth to that statement. The question then is “who is to blame for their performance, the players...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: St. Louis Blues

TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
Via The Pensblog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Trade Possibility: The St. Louis Blues

T.J. Oshie (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) – In our second installment of Ottawa Senators Trade Possibility we’ll discuss trade rumors and likelihood for the Ottawa Senators with the St.Louis Blues. The Ottawa Senators goaltending trade drama continues and we’re here to break down possible trades and the likelihood of those happening. This time with the St.Louis Blues. It’s...
Via The Hockey Guys
16 days 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
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

In hindsight, a 2015 Blues Stanley Cup Champs tattoo was a bad idea

After yet another stellar regular season campaign, the St. Louis Blues again were ousted in the first round for the third consecutive season, the latest coming at the hands of the Minnesota Wild in six games. A contest put on by St. Louis sports radio’s The Rizzuto Show on 105.7 FM The Point posed a...Read More The post In hindsight, a Blues 2015 Stanley Cup Champs tattoo was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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