LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02:  Vladimir Sobotka #17 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on December 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Why hasn’t the Vladimir Sobotka situation been finalized?

There have been countless reports suggesting Vladimir Sobotka will return to the Blues for the 2016-17 season. Despite all of the reports and the comments from the team’s front office, the calendar is pushing towards the end of July and yet there hasn’t been an official confirmation regarding Sobotka’s status. What’s the hold up? Here’s where […]

MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 20:  Jaden Schwartz #17 of the St. Louis Blues skates with the puck against David Desharnais #51 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on October 20, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The new deal for Jaden Schwartz is right on the money

Jaden Schwartz and the Blues finally agreed on a new contract and it’s one which should be viewed as a win for both sides. It looked like an arbitrator would be needed to decide on a new contract for Schwartz after the two sides failed to reach a deal despite being the “top priority”, but […]

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 10:  Bostjan Golicic (R) of Slovenia and Jimmy Vesey (L) of USA battle for the puck during the IIHF World Championship group B match between Slovenia and USA at CEZ Arena on May 10, 2015 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.  (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Blues a possible but unlikely destination for Jimmy Vesey

Talented young skater Jimmy Vesey is planning on hitting the open market when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in August. Vesey’s rights were traded from the Predators to the Sabres, but Vesey has stated on multiple occasions he wants to explore free agency. Since then, dozens of teams have expressed an interest and one […]

in Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

Jaden Schwartz files for salary arbitration

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has reported that restricted free agent Jaden Schwartz has filed for salary arbitration. Despite the fact the Blues have stated on numerous occasions that Schwartz would be their top priority over the summer, the 24-year-old forward still doesn’t have a new contract in place for 2016-17. An arbitration hearing will now […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 23:  Alex Pietrangelo #27 of the St. Louis Blues reacts during the third period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 23, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Who will be the next captain of the Blues?

David Backes departing for the Boston Bruins not only leaves a hole at forward, but it also leaves a vacancy at captain. Backes was the player fans rallied for to become the next captain of the team even before Eric Brewer was moved out of the role, but now the change isn’t quite as obvious. […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 21: David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues looks on against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on December 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The Blues’ approach to free agency contradicts a “win now” mentality

The St. Louis Blues were two wins away from making it to the Stanley Cup Final. Skip ahead roughly two months later and the Blues barely resemble the squad which eliminated the Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars while making it deep into the playoffs. Brian Elliott? Traded. David Backes? Left for Boston. Troy Brouwer? […]

in Game One of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 15, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

The Kevin Shattenkirk relationship doesn’t look like it’s going to end well

The Blues and Kevin Shattenkirk were expected to go their separate ways at the 2016 NHL Draft. The draft came and went and Shattenkirk remained on the roster which was surprising to both the defenseman and his agent. As multiple teams around the league shake things up with some huge moves, the Shattenkirk relationship continues […]

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in Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.

Poll: Did the Blues get a big enough return for Brian Elliott?

The Brian Elliott trade was both unexpected and controversial. Elliott led the Blues to multiple playoff series wins (something no Blues goalie has done in years), but the team decided to move him to the Calgary Flames in an effort to save some cap room and to avoid a future decision in which they’d lose […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 23:  Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save during the first period against the San Jose Sharks in Game Five of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 23, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ready or not, it’s Jake Allen’s time in goal

The Blues have once again decided that Brian Elliott is not the answer in net. Now that Elliott calls a new team home, the spotlight is completely on Jake Allen whether he’s ready or not to take on the role. Shortly after the trade, Allen commented on the situation and his comments were pretty much what […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 17:  Brian Elliott #1 of the St. Louis Blues makes a save in Game Two of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 17, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Blues’ disrespectful relationship with Brian Elliott comes to an end

Brian Elliott was an outstanding goaltender for the St. Louis Blues. Unfortunately, the team wasn’t particularly outstanding or respectful when it came to how they treated one of the best goalies in franchise history. Elliott was traded to the Calgary Flames during the 2016 NHL Draft in exchange for the 35th overall pick and a […]

at Staples Center on January 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Dmitrij Jaskin’s contract is a nice value for the Blues

The Blues still have a ton of questions to address this summer, but they already deserve some praise for how they handled Dmitrij Jaskin. The 23-year-old was going to be a restricted free agent following the 2015-16 season and though there was never any real doubt about whether he’d be back with St. Louis in […]

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 15:  Head coach Mike Yeo of the Minnesota Wild on the bench during the NHL game against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena on October 15, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mike Yeo will be the head coach of the Blues in 2017-18

The head coaching situation for the St. Louis Blues has been resolved. The team announced that they have hired Mike Yeo and Rick Wilson to serve as assistants to Ken Hitchcock in 2015-16 and that Yeo will step into the head coach role beginning in 2017-18.

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