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BLUES RUMORS & GOSSIP

St. Louis captain Backes could face demotion due to youngsters

Change is coming to the St. Louis Blues, and captain David Backes might not like all of the differences with next year's Blues. According to coach Ken Hitchcock, Backes's spot in the lineup will be determined by how NHL-ready the team's prospects are, and Backes could drop down to a third-line center role should the youngsters prove capable of managing a top-six spot. "I think...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Blues use during 3-on-3 overtime?

Ever since the NHL revealed they’d be adopting 3-on-3 overtime beginning in 2015-16, Blues fans have been quick to predict which trio the club should use for the new format. There are some obvious choices – Vladimir Tarasenko for starters – but below is an educated guess at what the Blues might do in various situation. Vladimir Tarasenko – Jaden Schwartz – Alex Pietrangelo...
Via Frozen Notes
5 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: How Troy Brouwer can make an impact on the team

On July 2nd, the St. Louis Blues made quite the adjustment to their roster as they sent T.J. Oshie to the Washington Capitals in return for Troy Brouwer, goaltending prospect Pheonix Copley, and a 3rd round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. It will be odd to see a Blues lineup that doesn’t include Oshie’s name but there are many upsides to the trade that can help the Blues as another...
Via isportsweb.com
5 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brodziak: The Blues were 'probably my most hated team to play against'

Brand-new St. Louis Blue Kyle Brodziak is joining a team he previously saw as the enemy.Brodziak, who spent six-seasons with the Minnesota Wild, signed a one-year, $900,000 on July 2.  And it might take a while to get used to sporting the note on the front of his chest.“To be honest, (the Blues were) probably my most hated team to play against just because they’re a very difficult...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Central Division Offseason Roundup: St. Louis Blues

  Today marks the beginning of our roundtable series where we recap the offseason changes made by the Avalanche’s Central Division rivals. We won’t be delving too deep into the financial aspects of each team’s signings, focusing instead on how their new lineups will fare against the Avalanche in 2016. We start with the St. Louis Blues, who have had a relatively quiet summer...
Via BSN Denver
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jersey numbers for Brouwer and Brodziak unveiled

The newest members of the St. Louis Blues finally have official numbers. Troy Brouwer will wear #36 and Kyle Brodziak will wear #28. In case you were curious. #OurBlues #stlblues pic.twitter.com/syGMNEjXO3 — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) July 17, 2015 Let’s hope Brouwer finds more success than Matt D’Agostini had with #36 and Brodziak maintains a better bill of health...
Via Frozen Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: The top 3 things to consider before next season

The St. Louis Blues have been having a rather eventful offseason. With each trade, re-signing, or draft prospect comes many possibilities. There will be many things to watch out for next season but here are the top 3: 1. Will Ken Hitchcock find redemption? When the Blues organization announced that they had signed head coach Ken Hitchcock to a one-year contract extension, it was...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Vladimir Tarasenko deal is a statement

Today, after a not so long wait, the St. Louis Blues signed Vladimir Tarasenko to a long term contract. The details are eight years at 60 million. It’s a modest deal for one of the best young players in the game. An AAV of 7.5 million for a guy who scored 37 goals in his second full regular season and added 6 playoff goals in 6 playoff games is a bargain. Let’s dig into five...
Via STLSportsMinute
23 days ago  |  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
23 days 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
25 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
27 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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues sign forward Pat Cannone to a one-year, two-way contract

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Pat Cannone to a one-year, two-way contract. Cannone, 28, appeared in 64 regular-season games for the Blues' American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, last season, ranking second on the club with 47 points, including a team-best 33 assists. In...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues sign defenseman Chris Butler to one-year contract

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed defenseman and St. Louis native Chris Butler to a one-year contract. In addition, the club signed forward Cody Beach to a one-year, two-way contract. Butler, 28, appeared in 33 regular-season games with the Blues last season, posting nine points (three goals, six...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
29 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
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

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

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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