Ken Hitchcock recently spoke with Dan Rosen and he addressed a variety of topics. He spoke about Paul Stastny, Vladimir Sobotka, Steve Ott and the team’s goaltending duo of Brian Elliott and Jake Allen. As you might imagine, Hitchcock had some interesting things to say. Here’s a collection of some of his most interesting quotes, […]
Vladimir Sobotka abandoning the NHL in favor of the KHL was a difficult pill to swallow. For the Blues, they lost a solid hockey player who unfortunately overvalued the skills he brought to the ice. The team followed up Sobotka’s decision by giving Steve Ott a two-year contract. Approximately 95% of fans groaned, aware that […]
The Brenden Morrow era in St. Louis has come to an end. The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed Morrow to a one-year, $1.55 million contract. It was clear Morrow was on his way out well before the Blues signed Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera, but those deals only confirmed that there wouldn’t be room for Morrow […]
The St. Louis Blues have signed Steve Ott to a two-year, $5.2 million contract. The news preceded the upsetting news about Vladimir Sobotka leaving for the KHL, but it’s clear the Ott signing was a direct response to the sudden absence of Sobotka. Ott may be a bit overpriced, but his contract is pretty reasonable […]
Vladimir Sobotka is reportedly leaving the NHL to play in the KHL with Omsk. The St. Louis Blues made several offers to the forward, but ultimately Sobotka chose more money in order to play in the KHL.
Ken Hitchcock is planning on Brian Elliott being the starting netminder for the Blues in 2014-15. That point may have been assumed by most Blues fans, but Hitchcock’s comments make it sound like the split between Elliott and Jake Allen won’t be as close as some may believe. As seen in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch […]
UPDATE: The new Blues jerseys have been released! ********* Courtesy of Icethetics comes a reported early preview of the new St. Louis Blues uniforms. If true, the new uniforms will retain the crest and colors while changing up the piping and stripes. We’ll have to wait and see if these are in line with what […]
The Blues will be changing up their uniforms for 2014-15. By now, you’ve probably heard reports that the changes will be mostly subtle and that the team is returning to a more classic look. There hasn’t been any clear indication as to what that means, but there’s now been a report from a very reliable […]
The St. Louis Blues addressed a glaring issue when they signed both Paul Stastny and Jori Lehtera. The team’s offense looks the best its looked in years and the Blues finally have depth down the middle of the ice. While there will probably be some additional tinkering with the forwards (Berglund trade, anyone?), fans should be […]
It actually happened. The St. Louis Blues signed Paul Stastny to a four-year contract worth $28 million. Stastny, 28, finally addresses a glaring need the Blues have had at center for the last several seasons.
The Blues have given qualifying offers to Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka and three other skaters as the NHL’s free agency period begins to heat up.
As if Patrik Berglund’s three-year, $11.1 million contract extension wasn’t puzzling enough as is, here’s another piece of info about his deal which is going to anger plenty of Blues fans. Berglund’s new deal has a limited no-trade clause. It’s pretty odd that this detail took several days to emerge. Writers such as Jeremy Rutherford […]
Patrik Berglund’s new three-year contract was a pretty big surprise. Coming off of a disappointing 32-point campaign in the regular season and another quiet playoff series, Blues fans were stunned to see Berglund receive both three years and a raise for his efforts. Plenty of fans have speculated that the deal means a trade is […]