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Blues first-rounders Fabbri, Schmaltz to play in prospects tourney

St. Louis Blues first-round picks Robby Fabbri (2014) and Jordan Schmaltz (2012) will be among 24 players participating in the 2015 NHL Prospects Tournament from Sept. 11-15 in Traverse City, Michigan, the team announced Tuesday. The Blues' roster also will feature five of the club's selections from the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The Blues will be one of eight NHL organizations represented...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitchcock claims the time was right for Berglund injury

The Blues received some bad news last week before their season could even start, as the team announced center Patrik Berglund will miss at least four months due to shoulder surgery. But St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock said the timing of the injury actually works out well for the club."You never want to see a guy get hurt but it couldn't come at a better time because it allows us to...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to St. Louis, new Blues winger Troy Brouwer

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Via Fox Sports Midwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Get pumped up for the Blues' Ice Breaker at BPV

What: Blues Ice Breaker 2015 When: Noon to 3 on Sunday, August 30 Where: Ballpark Village Why: Hockey There will be giveaways, inflatables, live music and more. Plus, David Backes, Alex Pietrangelo, Vladimir Tarasenko and Troy Brouwer will all be there! It's guaranteed to be a great time for all fans of Blues hockey. 
Via Fox Sports Midwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor changes must pay off in big way for Blues

The St. Louis Blues were due for a change after losing in the first round of the playoffs for the third consecutive season, but any St. Louis fans expecting a major overhaul have yet to be satisfied. Rumors about coaching or leadership changes did not come to fruition, as coach Ken Hitchcock will return and the core of the team will remain intact.The only major change for the Blues...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Blues hit the ice face-first in informal skate

Sometimes even the best skaters are a bit rusty after a summer off the ice. Perhaps that's why a few of the St. Louis Blues -- including Alex Pietrangelo, Robby Fabbri, Petteri Lindbohm and Troy Brouwer -- looked a bit, well, out of shape as they participated in an informal skate on Monday. The video, was, of course, all in jest, but count the Columbus Blue Jackets as one of the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: The Blues show off some terrible skating

The St. Louis Blues have started holding informal skates and it’s clear they want to start the year with some fun after a disappointing conclusion to 2014-15. Several players emerged for the first skate (prospects, most likely) and put on their best “bad” skating display for the camera. Day 1 of Informal Skates. The coaches have their work cut out for them. #stlblues ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: NHL.com analyzes the Blues for 2015-16

The 2015-16 season is quickly approaching and that means it’s time for the various media outlets to analyze the Blues and predict what will happen in the year ahead. NHL.com is running a video series for all 30 teams and here’s a look at what they said about the Blues. The “big question” for NHL.com is whether or not Jake Allen will take the next step and be the top goaltender...
Via Frozen Notes
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Elliott’s new mask features angry moose and Casey Jones

Brian Elliott has had some pretty awesome goalie masks over the last several years. Elliott has consistently featured Casey Jones from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but last year he took his mask in a new direction with a design which featured a tribute to Elliott’s nickname – Moose. This year, Elliott’s combining those two themes with a mask which has a couple angry moose...
Via Frozen Notes
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Pietrangelo’s advanced stats are troubling compared to league’s best

Alex Pietrangelo contributed 46 points in 81 games for the Blues last season. Based on that statistic alone, you might be under the impression Pietrangelo was deserving of his $5.5 million he earned in 2014-15. The problem is that when you dig a bit deeper, or when you watch enough Blues games, you start to notice that Pietrangelo actually struggled to live up to his cap hit. Pietrangelo’s...
Via Frozen Notes
18 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Jori Lehtera undergoes successful surgery

On August 4th, the St. Louis Blues organization reported that centerman Jori Lehtera had undergone successful surgery on his ankle. The 27-year-old forward suffered an injury at the end of last season to his right ankle. The Blues also noted that the timetable for him to return to skating will be about six to eight weeks. This is good news for the Blues organization, as Lehtera was...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Has the offseason been successful?

Despite no actual ice time being logged, it must not be underestimated how critical a good offseason can be for an NHL team. Sure, there aren’t any exciting goals being scored or an incredible save by a goaltender. However, trades and free agency signings can be just as stimulating to experience as the course of an offseason unfolds. For the St. Louis Blues, this offseason has...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brodeur wanted a job with the Devils, but everyone left

It was widely believed that Martin Brodeur would retire as a member of the New Jersey Devils and would later take on a role in the Devils’ front office after officially hanging up his skates. That plan flew out the window as Brodeur briefly suited up for the St. Louis Blues and later accepted a job as the team’s assistant general manager. Why didn’t Brodeur end up with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko need to play together

Back in May, after the St. Louis Blues bowed out of the playoffs in a disappointing first round loss to the Minnesota Wild, the first thing that came out of my mouth was a dramatic fix for next season. One that existed in house. If the logic of putting your best players in the top of a baseball lineup carries any weight, I think the two most talented players on a hockey team need...
Via STLSportsMinute
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues Forward Jori Lehtera Has Ankle Surgery

The St. Louis Blues announced today that forward Jori Lehtera underwent successful surgery on his right ankle on Aug. 4. Lehtera, 27, scored 14 goals and added 30 assists in his first NHL season with the Blues last season. According to the Blues, Lehtera “suffered the injury at the end of last season and is expected to […] The post Blues Forward Jori Lehtera Has Ankle Surgery...
Via Committed Indians
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues reveal most extensive promotional calendar in club history

The St. Louis Blues announced their 2015-16 regular season promotional calendar Monday, which features the largest number of promotional games in team history. To kick-off the schedule of events, the club will release single-game tickets to the public on Thursday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. on the team's website,www.stlouisblues.com. Prior to the public on-sale date, the Blues will offer...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
24 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Is Vladimir Tarasenko the new franchise player?

While the past couple of years for the St. Louis Blues have seen the organization thrive and flourish, the offseason that the Blues are having seems to set the next Blues season up for bigger and better things. The Blues front office has been busy at work making adjustments that will change the structure of the roster and adjust the lineup. The most obvious difference that the St...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chelmsford’s Keith Aucoin honored at Lowell Lock Monsters Night

Keith Aucoin with his bobble head. (Photo/Patrick Doherty/Spinners)LOWELL, Mass. — It was a great night for baseball, but it was hockey night at LeLacheur Park as the Lowell Spinners faced the Tri-City ValleyCats in the third game of a three-game series on Thursday night. For the third straight season, the Spinners honored the former Lowell American Hockey League team the Lowell...
Via Mill City Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues Forward Vladimir Tarasenko Signs Eight-Year, $60 Million Contract

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues say they have signed star forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year, $60 million contract. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the move Tuesday, locking up the 23-year-old Tarasenko after a season in which he made his first career All-Star game and was 10th in the NHL with 73 points, including 37 goals, to go along with a plus-27 rating. He...
Via NESN.com
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating Tarasenko’s eight-year, $60M contract

Good news for St. Louis Blues fans, the club has locked up dynamic forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year $60 million contract. General manager Doug Armstrong said it’s a great day for the Blues. “It’s a great day in Blues history to get a player of Vladi’s caliber locked into the organization through the prime of his career,” Armstrong said. “I think we saw...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 07, 2015  |  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
July 06, 2015  |  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
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues: T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund leaving?

The NHL Draft is upon us, and for the St. Louis Blues that represents six picks. Neither of those picks fall in the first round, thanks to the Ryan Miller trade. Will the Blues trade T.J. Oshie or Patrik Berglund to grab a first round pick? That is the talk of the town. Who has a better chance of going and will it net a high pick for the Note? The answer is Oshie. I think his talent...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 26, 2015  |  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
May 26, 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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