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Vladimir Sobotka set to stay in KHL with Omsk

Vladimir Sobotka set to stay in KHL with Omsk

yahoo.com Updated Sep 27 (yesterday)
St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Sobotka in action during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) We finally have an answer as to whether Vladimir Sobotka will return to the NHL and …
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  • What We Learned: Dangerous move for St. Louis Blues

    What We Learned: Dangerous move for St. Louis Blues

    yahoo.com Sep 26 (3 days ago)
    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) When Alex Steen s…
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  • What We Learned: Dangerous move for St. Louis Blues

    What We Learned: Dangerous move for St. Louis Blues

    yahoo.com Sep 26 (3 days ago)
    (Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.) When Alex Steen s…
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  • Puck Daddy’s 2016-17 NHL Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

    Puck Daddy’s 2016-17 NHL Preview: Chicago Blackhawks

    yahoo.com Sep 18
    Last Season The Chicago Blackhawks cruised to yet another Stanley Cup championship and … … wait, this can’t be right … … apparently they lost to the St. Louis Blues in the first round in seven games. Huh. Go figure. This came after a regular season that…
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  • Darren Pang 'honored' to return to ESPN on World Cup broadcasts

    Darren Pang 'honored' to return to ESPN on World Cup broadcasts

    yahoo.com Sep 17
    Darren Pang poses for a photo prior to the game between the Edmonton Oilers and the St. Louis Blues on February 28, 2015 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Getty Images) When ESPN broadcast its first World Cup of Hockey exhibition game Darre…
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  • Illness forces Sweden’s Rickard Rakell out of World Cup

    Illness forces Sweden’s Rickard Rakell out of World Cup

    yahoo.com Sep 12
    Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images Sweden has had to make yet another roster replacement for the World Cup of Hockey after Rickard Rakell was forced to exit due to a stomach virus. Patrik Berglund of the St. Louis Blues will take the place of the Anaheim Duc…
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  • ESPN announces commentator schedule for World Cup of Hockey

    ESPN announces commentator schedule for World Cup of Hockey

    yahoo.com Sep 12
    (Photo by David E. Klutho /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images) ESPN’s World Cup of Hockey broadcast team will include another familiar face, the network announced Monday when it released its commentator schedule for the event. ESPN said St. Louis Blues ana…
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  • Five players with unique storylines heading into World Cup

    Five players with unique storylines heading into World Cup

    The upcoming World Cup of Hockey will be unlike any best-on-best hockey tournament we’ve seen before, thanks in large part to the additions of Team North America – comprised of the best 23-and-under players from Canada and the United States – and Team E…
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  • Raffi Torres gets a tryout with Carolina and the list will keep…

    Raffi Torres gets a tryout with Carolina and the list will keep growing

    Carolina fans were a little puzzled this morning when it was announced that physical left winger Raffi Torres was being brought to training camp on a professional tryout. The Hurricanes, after all, are an organization filled with young talent run by a p…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Latest on the Rangers efforts to add a defensema…

    Rumor Roundup: Latest on the Rangers efforts to add a defenseman

    The New York Rangers’ recent signing of Bradon Pirri to a one-year, $1.1-million deal gives them 15 forwards under contract for 2016-17, with 13 on one-way deals. That’s generating speculation one of them could be dealt before the start of the upcoming …
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  • Steen’s recovery ‘very positive,’ Blues hope he’s back for open…

    Steen’s recovery ‘very positive,’ Blues hope he’s back for opening night

    Alexander Steen’s off-season shoulder surgery has already put the Blues winger out of the World Cup, but St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong isn’t expecting the injury to cost Steen much playing time when the regular season rolls around. According to the St. Lo…
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  • Blues GM: Vladimir Sobotka expected to join team after World Cu…

    Blues GM: Vladimir Sobotka expected to join team after World Cup

    yahoo.com Aug 26
    Photo by Mark Buckner/NHLI via Getty Images Someday, Vladimir Sobotka will return to the NHL and fulfill the year of service he owes the St. Louis Blues following the 2014 arbitration decision that was made a week after he signed with Omsk of the KHL. H…
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  • Alex Pietrangelo is up for the challenge of captaining the Blue…

    Alex Pietrangelo is up for the challenge of captaining the Blues

    Alex Pietrangelo’s growth has been steady over his career with the St. Louis Blues as he’s gone from first-round draft pick to all-star calibre defenseman in six short seasons. And as of Thursday, Pietrangelo’s growth has officially taken the next — and…
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  • Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

    Canada names Sidney Crosby World Cup captain; happy with J-Bo

    It was the most obvious choice, but there was also a pretty good reason for it. Team Canada named Sidney Crosby captain of the upcoming World Cup of Hockey squad, with Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber earning ‘A’s on their sweaters as alternate captains. S…
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  • Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird St. Louis Blues

    Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird St. Louis Blues

    yahoo.com Aug 25
    [Ed. Note: Some lists chronicle the best in hockey. Others the worst. Others the most memorable or greatest or essential. What Puck Daddy’s 2016 Summer Series seeks to do is capture those indefinable, quirky, oddities that occur every season. Moments th…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Red Wings will go into season with current D-cor…

    Rumor Roundup: Red Wings will go into season with current D-corps, look at trades later

    The Detroit Red Wings pursuit of a top-three defenseman remains a hot topic among the club’s fans. In late-June, rumors linked the Wings to St. Louis Blues blueliner Kevin Shattenkirk and Anaheim Ducks rearguard Cam Fowler. With the start of NHL trainin…
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  • Sobotka’s really coming back to the Blues this time, according …

    Sobotka’s really coming back to the Blues this time, according to agent

    St. Louis Blues fans have learned not to hold their breath when it comes to the reported return of center Vladimir Sobotka, but it appears he’s really, truly returning in time for the upcoming season. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Ru…
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  • Blues set for ‘significant change’ to playing style with coachi…

    Blues set for ‘significant change’ to playing style with coaching duo of Hitchcock, Yeo

    The past season was the most successful the St. Louis Blues have had in the modern era, but coach Ken Hitchcock isn’t satisfied with stalling out in the Western Conference final. That’s why Hitchcock is turning to new coaches Mike Yeo and Rick Wilson in…
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  • Vladimir Tarasenko puts puck on a literal string for sneaky sho…

    Vladimir Tarasenko puts puck on a literal string for sneaky shootout goal

    Some fans of St. Louis Blues sniper Vladimir Tarasenko refer to the 24-year-old as ‘Tank,’ and while Tarasenko himself isn’t too fond of the nickname, the moniker makes sense. He can power through opponents, run them over and when he gets some space to …
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  • Five sophomores who could be in line for breakout seasons

    Five sophomores who could be in line for breakout seasons

    There’s nothing worse than the dreaded sophomore slump, and there are several players who are going to be fighting against a down year after bursting onto the NHL scene this past season. Take Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel and Calder Trophy winner Artemi P…
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  • Down Goes Brown: Five times an arbitrator made NHL history

    Down Goes Brown: Five times an arbitrator made NHL history

    It’s been a rough few weeks for NHL arbitrators. While 25 contract cases had been scheduled for hearings, only Tyson Barrie made it to a hearing, and that was resolved before a ruling was issued, meaning the league’s arbitrators didn’t get to render a s…
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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.