The Blues weren’t expected to bring back Zbynek Michalek and that became official as the defenseman headed back to the Arizona Coyotes with a two-year, $6.4 million contract. The Blues originally acquired Michalek from the Coyotes prior to the 2014-15 trade deadline in exchange for Maxim Letunov and a conditional third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. […]
While Blues fans wait for Vladimir Tarasenko to receive a new contract, the team rewarded Jori Lehtera with a three-year, $14.1 million extension. Lehtera’s current deal wasn’t going to expire until after the 2015-16 campaign, which means he’s now in the mix through 2018-19.
It didn’t take long for Barret Jackman to find a new team. After the Blues made it publicly known that they wouldn’t be signing the defenseman, numerous teams expressed their interest including a few from the Central Division. The Central is exactly where Jackman has landed as he has signed a deal with the Nashville […]
The Blues have traded a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for German defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser. The trade barely registers on the noteworthy meter and likely won’t factor in the team’s roster for 2015-16. Abeltshauser skated in 50 AHL games in 2014-15 with the Worcester Sharks. Over […]
The Vladimir Sobotka rumors have finally been confirmed. Sobotka will remain in the KHL and won’t join the Blues for the 2015-16 season.
The St. Louis Blues were rarely heard from during the 2015 NHL Draft. The team made a total of six selections over the weekend, but fans who were expecting the club to make a major trade or acquire a first-round pick were left disappointed. How did the hockey media grade the Blues’ effort during the […]
Brian Elliott faced an unfamiliar opponent during a recent charity event – J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans. Watt skated in to take a shootout attempt and unloaded a blistering slapper which beat Elliott. Of course, Elliott was diving out of the way of the blast, but this was a rare occasion where two players […]
The St. Louis Blues were silent during the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft. The team didn’t have a pick and didn’t make any noise on the trade front. However, there was one extremely weird, random rumor which surfaced from an Edmonton Oilers reporter. Matheson appeared to be throwing out names without any inside information, […]
Here’s a fun piece of NHL trivia. Jake Allen was named to the league’s All-Rookie team for his work in 2014-15, but remarkably this wasn’t the first time he has received the honor. Allen was also named to the All-Rookie team back in 2012-13. Allen’s first All-Rookie team selection in 2012-13 was due to his […]
Doug Armstrong, like many Blues fans, isn’t happy with how Ken Hitchcock used Paul Stastny last season. After returning from injury, Stastny mostly saw time on the third line and frequently saw his linemates juggled. Though the Blues made Stastny the highest-paid forward on the team, Hitchcock continued to play him in a limited role. Armstrong has […]
Blues fans hoping the club will make drastic changes this summer will be interested in the latest report from Pierre LeBrun. According to LeBrun’s report seen over on ESPN, the Blues are open to moving David Backes, T.J. Oshie, Patrik Berglund or a different veteran. LeBrun: But if there’s a deal out there that makes […]
The St. Louis Blues are a team without a first-round pick in the upcoming NHL Draft. The club shipped their pick over to the Buffalo Sabres in the Ryan Miller trade. The Sabres then sent the pick over to the Winnipeg Jets, but the fact of the matter is that the Blues are lacking a […]
Hockey fans in St. Louis are gluttons for punishment. As the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6, hockey fans in St. Louis watched in huge numbers. Pretty noteworthy that Vegas finished 10th on this list. Blues fans can only hope that one day – hopefully in our lifetime – that St. […]
Not long after the Blues made it publicly known that they were not re-signing Barret Jackman, the veteran defenseman spoke with Jeremy Rutherford about his future. As you might have imagined, Jackman was extremely respectful and spoke highly of the Blues. Like many Blues fans, Jackman knew the team’s decision was coming. Jackman believes he […]
The Barret Jackman era in St. Louis has come to an end. The team has told Jackman that they will not be offering him a new deal and he’ll be free to explore free agency on July 1st.