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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 […]

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.

DENVER, CO - APRIL 03:  at Pepsi Center on April 3, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. The Blues defeated the Avalanche 5-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

David Backes is apparently selling his house

The St. Louis area isn’t too densely populated which makes it relatively easy to bump into Blues skaters around town. David Backes has called Clayton home for a while, but now it appears he’s selling his house which may indicate his future with the Blues might be about to end. Credit to the folks over […]

Scottrade

A look at the potential upgrades coming to the Scottrade Center

The Scottrade Center is in need of some updates and the St. Louis Blues hope the public will be able to help finance the renovations. According to the St. Louis Business Journal, the team believes the renovations will cost around $138 million and will include updates to concourses, the scoreboard, the cooling system for the […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 18: Members of the St. Louis Blues acknowledge the fans after beating the Phoenix Coyotes in a shoot out at the Scottrade Center on April 18, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Blues beat the Coyotes 2-1 in a shootout.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Frozen Notes turns 7 and change is on the horizon

Back on June 10th, 2009, I published the first post here on Frozen Notes. It wasn’t an introduction or even an explanation of what the site was all about. It was titled a “Cause for Optimism” and it looked at all of the things Blues fans could look forward to in the 2009-10 season. In particular, […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16:  Defenseman Scott Stevens #4 of the New Jersey Devils looks for a pass against the Toronto Maple Leafs during their NHL game on October 16, 2003 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Devils and the Maple Leafs skated to a 2-2 tie. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Scott Stevens turned down an offer from the Blues

The St. Louis Blues have a couple openings at the assistant coach position now that Brad Shaw and Kirk Muller have left to pursue new opportunities. The team reportedly extended an offer to Scott Stevens, but Stevens turned down that offer and accepted a job with the Minnesota Wild. There’s no telling what the Blues […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 21: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues in action against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on December 21, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Blues should plan to start 2016-17 without Alexander Steen

Alexander Steen’s shoulder injury adds a new wrinkle when it comes to planning for the 2016-17 season. Kept a secret even after the playoffs ended, Steen’s injury required surgery and will keep him out approximately four to six months. Using some simple math, an optimistic return might be at the beginning of October while a […]

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