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 […]

ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 9: Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues keeps the puck in the Dallas Stars zone in Game Six of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on May 9, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Report: Alexander Steen played through a severe shoulder injury

It’s always fascinating to learn about all of the injuries a team played through during the playoffs. The Blues had some injuries, but nothing too severe or noteworthy emerged during the exit interviews outside of a thumb injury to Scottie Upshall. However, a new report suggests that Alexander Steen played through a pretty severe shoulder injury. Nothing […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 15:  Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues skates in Game One of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scottrade Center on May 15, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Tarasenko’s comments prove the media made a lot out of nothing

Vladimir Tarasenko wasn’t great against the San Jose Sharks. Following the team’s loss, Tarasenko elected to avoid speaking to the media. On cue, the media pounced and tried to speculate about serious issues between Tarasenko and the Blues. The narrative seemed a bit nonsensical and was an extreme take on a player who was by far […]

ST LOUIS, MO - MAY 15:  Head coach Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues looks on during the first period against the San Jose Sharks 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.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Report: Blues to give Ken Hitchcock new one-year deal

The Blues didn’t wait long to figure out their coaching situation as they will reportedly give Ken Hitchcock a new one-year contract. Hitchcock, who has stated he is comfortable taking short-term contracts, will return to the Blues after a tough third-round playoff exit in 2015-16. This announcement will be divisive. Andy McDonald isn’t a fan. Recently, I held […]

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 25:  Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues celebrates with teammates after scoring his second goal against the San Jose Sharks in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 25, 2016 in San Jose, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Talking about hockey coverage this summer

The loss to the San Jose Sharks still stings. As the Sharks prepare to battle for the Stanley Cup for the first time in their team’s history, the Blues are taking vacations and Blues fans are finding new topics to discuss. The media in St. Louis is already trying to fill their time by fabricating some […]

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: Would you like to see Ken Hitchcock return to coach the Blues?

The dust is still settling on the Blues’ third-round playoff exit, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead and planning for the 2016-17 season. The Blues have a ton of questions to address and one of the most significant ones involves head coach Ken Hitchcock. Hitchcock is coming off of a one-year deal […]

Backes

Video: Does David Backes’ interview reveal anything about his future?

Will David Backes be back with the Blues next season? That remains to be seen, but his interview following the team’s playoff exit was loaded with the type of emotion you’d expect to see from a player who realizes change is coming. Powerful stuff, but at the same time you wish that kind of emotion would […]

in Game Six of the Western Conference Final during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 25, 2016 in San Jose, California.

Goodnight 2015-16 St. Louis Blues

These posts are never easy even though I’ve had plenty of practice writing them over the years. It’s time to say goodbye to the 2015-16 St. Louis Blues. This year is even more difficult because the Blues came within two wins of a trip to play for the Stanley Cup. That notion alone is difficult […]

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