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Blues put Peter Mueller on waivers to terminate his contract

UPDATE: It looks like Mueller didn’t want to report to the AHL. This would explain the move to terminate his contract. It seemed a bit puzzling the Blues would cut him entirely given his potential upside, but if he doesn’t want to report then there’s no sense in trying to force him. EARLIER STORY: When […]

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Doug Armstrong: “It’s basically up to the players to get the job done”

Is the pressure on coach Ken Hitchcock this season? That’s the topic of a recent STLToday article which provided some interesting quotes from both the coach and from general manager Doug Armstrong. The Blues as a whole are under the magnifying glass after building strong teams and tumbling out of the playoffs year after year. […]

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Ken Hitchcock used to ignore advanced stats, now embraces them

The topic of advanced statistics has dominated the hockey scene this summer. Several bloggers were hired by various hockey teams and several prominent figures around the league came out and announced their support for advanced, or fancy stats. Still, despite all of the support, other coaches and NHL figures have bashed advanced stats. So, where […]

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Blues release Paul Bissonnette from tryout

Paul Bissonnette has been released from his tryout with the Blues. During his brief time with St. Louis, Biz didn’t make a strong enough of an impression to land a permanent spot with the team. He’s also dealing with a pulled groin, but his ailment didn’t factor in the decision. It was always pretty surprising […]

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Carl Gunnarsson won’t be ready for season opener

Carl Gunnarsson is still recovering from hip surgery he had at the end of last season and as a result won’t be ready to go for the season opener. It’s disappointing Gunnarsson is still recovering from a procedure he had several months ago, but it’s nice to see the Blues feel they have other options […]

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Blues debate changing their goal song

If you haven’t been on Twitter since Thursday evening, you may be unaware of the anger flooding in the direction of the Blues. When the team scored their second goal in preseason action against the Minnesota Wild, the familiar goal song of “When The Saints Go Marching In” played on the arena’s organ was missing. […]

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Wild claim Nate Prosser from the Blues

The St. Louis Blues tried to send Nate Prosser through waivers, but the Minnesota Wild stepped in and claimed the defenseman. The move came as a big surprise not because of the fact Prosser was claimed, but because of who claimed him. Prosser spent five years with Minnesota before leaving over the summer to sign a contract […]

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Sports Illustrated cover features T.J. Oshie

Sports Illustrated is rolling out some regional covers and one of them features T.J. Oshie of the St. Louis Blues and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. The other covers featured Alex Ovechkin and Adam Jones and the duo of Anze Kopitar and Clayton Kershaw. It’s nice to see the Blues and Cardinals prominently […]

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Chicago Wolves assume Jaskin will stay with the Blues

Will Dmitrij Jaskin stay up at the NHL level with the St. Louis Blues as the 2014-15 season starts? That has been one of the intriguing stories to follow during the preseason and to date, the question remains officially unanswered. However, if you ask the Chicago Wolves, Jaskin will be with the Blues to start […]

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Rattie, Binnington and others sent to the AHL

Following their loss to the Dallas Stars in Kansas City, the St. Louis Blues announced they had trimmed their roster down to 33. The five players sent down to the AHL were Ty Rattie, Jordan Binnington, John McCarthy, Brent Regner and Philip McRae. The Blues currently have 33 players left at the NHL level, including […]

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Blues reach contract extension with Jaden Schwartz

The Jaden Schwartz contract drama is officially over. As the 2014-15 opener on October 9th looms ever closer, the Blues gave Schwartz a new two-year, $4.7 million deal which will keep him with the team through 2015-16. The new extension – one which we can definitely refer to as a bridge contract – will pay […]

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Hitchcock calls preseason loss a “good wake-up call”

The St. Louis Blues haven’t exactly been very impressive in the preseason. In fact, they’ve been pretty bad. Most of that can be assigned to the fact that 1) the team is using young players who won’t be starters to see what they’re made of, 2) it’s the preseason, 3) everyone is a bit rusty […]

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Report: Blues and Schwartz closing gap, but still roughly $500,000 apart

We finally have another update on the Jaden Schwartz contract situation. Pierre LeBrun commented on the situation in a recent blog, highlighting the fact that the Blues and Schwartz are closing the gap but the two sides remain divided. From LeBrun: Blues RFA forward Jaden Schwartz, 22, continues to wait things out. I’m surprised this […]

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