St. Louis Blues News and Rumors

Jake Allen has a lot to prove in first season as true No. 1 goa…

Jake Allen has a lot to prove in first season as true No. 1 goaltender

thehockeynews.com Updated Jul 25 (5 days ago)
St. Louis’ season didn’t end with them hoisting the Stanley Cup, but no one would call it an unsuccessful year. The Blues got over the difficulties they’ve had with the first round of the post-season and broke through to the Western Conference final, wh…
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  • Blues may take ‘half-step back’ to put lead foot forward

    Blues may take ‘half-step back’ to put lead foot forward

    yahoo.com Jul 24 (6 days ago)
    If you’re a St. Louis Blues fan, these are strange days. How many conference finalists bid farewell to their team captain and starting goaltender in the following summer? How many general managers of conference finalists are willing to admit that to get…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Shattenkirk possible target for Rangers after Br…

    Rumor Roundup: Shattenkirk possible target for Rangers after Brassard trade

    After weeks of anticipation, the New York Rangers finally made a significant roster move this summer. On Monday, they dealt center Derick Brassard and a seventh-round pick in 2018 to the Ottawa Senators for center Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second-round …
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t ha…

    Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t happened yet

    The dog days of the NHL offseason got a nice jolt on Monday when the Senators and Rangers hooked up on a decent-sized trade. The deal sends Derick Brassard and a seventh to Ottawa in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a second, improving the Senators’ top …
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  • Kevin Shattenkirk twists in the wind with Blues

    Kevin Shattenkirk twists in the wind with Blues

    yahoo.com Jul 17
    The conversation happened before the NHL’s early summer market bazaar. Jordan Neumann, the agent for Kevin Shattenkirk, and Doug Armstrong, the general manager of the defenseman’s St. Louis Blues, talked about the present and the future. The impression …
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  • Signing of Schwartz to five-year, $26.75-million has the future…

    Signing of Schwartz to five-year, $26.75-million has the future looking bright for Blues

    Mark Scheifele’s eight-year, $49-million contract was a great deal for the Winnipeg Jets, as they locked up a 23-year-old could-be star to a long-term deal that will pay him $6.125 million per season. It came one season removed from Scheifele nearly cra…
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  • Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?

    Four players became first-time captains in the NHL ahead of the 2015-16 season, each to varying degrees of success. In San Jose, Joe Pavelski took over as captain after years of speculation that he was the next in line to wear the ‘C’ for the Sharks. In…
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  • Allen, Andersen headline wave of new No. 1 goaltenders next sea…

    Allen, Andersen headline wave of new No. 1 goaltenders next season

    NHL.com Jul 14
    When the season was on the line for the St. Louis Blues, they turned to 31-year-old veteran goaltender Brian Elliott. Now, after being eliminated one game short of a 2016 Stanley Cup final appearance, they're putting their faith in a much you...
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  • The Blues need a new captain, and it should come down to Steen …

    The Blues need a new captain, and it should come down to Steen or Pietrangelo

    For the most recent generation of St. Louis fans, David Backes is the captain. Or, rather, was. Backes wore the ‘C’ for the Blues for the past five seasons, but his off-season departure to the Boston Bruins — on a five-year, $30-million deal, no less — …
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  • Blues add depth, sign Ferraro to one-year, two-way deal

    Blues add depth, sign Ferraro to one-year, two-way deal

    The St. Louis Blues have added depth to its forward mix signing free-agent Landon Ferraro to a one-year deal. According to GeneralFanager.com, the deal is a one-year, two-way deal worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 in the American Hockey Leagu…
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  • Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for …

    Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for DeKeyser

    The most notable exclusion from the 24 players who filed for salary arbitration Tuesday was Petr Mrazek, but that doesn’t mean the Detroit Red Wings goaltender won’t be included in the process. Sources have told thn.com that the Red Wings will take Mraz…
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  • Blues re-sign Magnus Paajarvi to 1-year deal

    Blues re-sign Magnus Paajarvi to 1-year deal

    NHL.com Jul 5
    ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, $700,000 contract. The 25-year-old Paajarvi had three goals and six assists in 48 regular-season games and one assist in three playoff games. The former ...
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  • Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summ…

    Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summer

    It’s early July, so obviously there’s another important day coming up on the hockey calendar. Coming up next: the deadline for restricted free agents to file for arbitration, which is on the docket for Tuesday. This will likely be a procedural day for m…
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on Tyson Barrie, Kevin Shattenkirk, a…

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on Tyson Barrie, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Cam Fowler

    As the dust settles from the opening weekend of the NHL’s annual unrestricted free-agent frenzy, teams that missed out on the best UFA talent could turn to the trade market. For several clubs, that means pursuing a top-pairing defenseman. After the Edmo…
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  • Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed exp…

    Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed expectations

    On the opening day of NHL free agency, 131 players signed contracts worth a combined total of more than $650 million, according to capfriendly.com. While Milan Lucic, Kyle Okposo, David Backes and Andrew Ladd dominated headlines, signing big-money deals…
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  • Sabres acquire goalie Anders Nilsson in trade with Blues

    Sabres acquire goalie Anders Nilsson in trade with Blues

    NHL.com Jul 2
    BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have addressed their backup goalie situation by acquiring the rights to Anders Nilsson in a trade with the St. Louis Blues. The Sabres dealt a 2017 fifth-round draft pick to St. Louis on Saturday. Buffalo mu...
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  • Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzy

    Contractual obligations force your trusty correspondent to declare the definitive list of winners and losers from the first day of free agency at a time before the ink is dry on all of the contracts. Who knows who won the day? After all, Thomas Vanek ha…
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  • Calgary gets the right type of player in Troy Brouwer

    Calgary gets the right type of player in Troy Brouwer

    The Flames need a rebound after cratering out of the playoff picture this past season and they’re well on their way. After trading for goalie Brian Elliott, Calgary has now signed burly right winger Troy Brouwer – so the Flames have two of the Blues’ be…
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  • David Backes in black and gold will make Atlantic opponents bla…

    David Backes in black and gold will make Atlantic opponents black and blue

    Opposing centers in the Atlantic Division might want to start stocking up on Advil right about now, because they’re going to need it. If you don’t play for the Boston Bruins, David Backes is coming for you, and it’s going to hurt. The Bruins not only re…
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  • Blues sign David Perron to $7.5 million, 2-year deal

    Blues sign David Perron to $7.5 million, 2-year deal

    NHL.com Jul 1
    The agent for David Perron says the winger has signed a $7.5 million, two-year deal with the St. Louis Blues. Allan Walsh told The Associated Press that Perron signed the deal that carries a cap hit of $3.75 million over the next two seasons....
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  • Rumor Roundup: The latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Bishop and more

    Rumor Roundup: The latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Bishop and more

    As the July 1 opening day of the 2016 NHL unrestricted free agent market approaches, speculation is heating up over potential destinations of the top free-agent stars. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun believes the Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, and Toronto Maple…
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  • Rumor Roundup: All eyes on Steven Stamkos as free agency approa…

    Rumor Roundup: All eyes on Steven Stamkos as free agency approaches

    With the 2016 NHL draft now history, here’s a look at some notable speculation that emerged from the weekend. All eyes are firmly upon the Tampa Bay Lightning and their contract talks with pending unrestricted free agent center Steven Stamkos. Since Fri…
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  • Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draf…

    Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draft

    BUFFALO – Night 1 of the 2016 NHL draft gave us a bit of everything, a blend of expectant nods and wide-eyed gasps. We saw the predictable occur. Auston Matthews went first overall, Patrik Laine second. The Calgary Flames acquired a goaltender in Brian …
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  • Video - Jets Win In Shootout 01:01

    Jets Win In Shootout

    Mar 19
    Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
  • Video - 'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL 16:06

    'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHL

    Mar 17
    John Buccigross, Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside kick around the rule changes proposed by the general managers, look at the turmoil in San Jose and make their picks at the tight race for the Presidents' Trophy.
  • Video - Blues Blank Stars 00:43

    Blues Blank Stars

    Mar 15
    Jake Allen had 28 saves while Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 34th goal of the season in St. Louis' 3-0 win over Dallas.
  • Video - Big Third Period Lifts Wild To Win 01:22

    Big Third Period Lifts Wild To Win

    Mar 14
    The Wild scored two goals in the third period and went on to beat the Blues 3-1.