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Ken Hitchcock believes he has 'the tools and the expertise' to …

Ken Hitchcock believes he has 'the tools and the expertise' to still guide Blues

yahoo.com thehockeynews.com NHL.com Updated 11 hours ago
Have the St. Louis Blues gone from a team with Stanley Cup aspirations to one that just wants to make the playoffs? Probably not, but the opening messaging of Ken Hitchock’s news conference, announcing the coach had been re-upped for a year by the Blues…
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  • Blues wait for Vladimir Sobotka decision as deadline approaches

    Blues wait for Vladimir Sobotka decision as deadline approaches

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    Whenever Vladimir Sobotka decides to return to the NHL, he owes the St. Louis Blues at least one year of service. That was the result of the qualifying offer sent his way last summer and the arbitration hearing that awarded the forward a one-year, $2.72…
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  • Sobotka will decide soon on return to Blues: report

    Sobotka will decide soon on return to Blues: report

    NHL.com May 24 (3 days ago)
    The St. Louis Blues expect to know in the next week whether forward Vladimir Sobotka will return from the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2015-16 season, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A restricted free agent when he left the Blues...
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  • Report: Vladimir Sobotka “should” stay in KHL next season

    Report: Vladimir Sobotka “should” stay in KHL next season

    thehockeynews.com May 22 (5 days ago)
    St. Louis Blues fans who were hoping to see Vladimir Sobotka back in the NHL next season might be disappointed by the latest news. According to a report from Fedor Fedin, Avangard Omsk president Vladimir Shalaev said the 27-year-old center “should” be s…
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  • Brodeur ready for challenge as Blues assistant GM

    Brodeur ready for challenge as Blues assistant GM

    NHL.com thehockeynews.com yahoo.com May 21 (5 days ago)
    ST. LOUIS -- When Martin Brodeur announced his retirement as a player, he had an idea where he wanted his life to go. He just didn't know where that would be. Brodeur, who retired from the NHL with the most regular-season wins (691), shutouts (...
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  • Hitchcock, Blues still talking about possible return

    Hitchcock, Blues still talking about possible return

    NHL.com May 21 (6 days ago)
    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues have not made a decision regarding who their coach will be for the 2015-16 season, but the dialogue between general manager Doug Armstrong and current coach Ken Hitchcock is ongoing. Armstrong and Hitchcock, who...
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  • Top 10 coaches by points percentage: Where does Mike Babcock si…

    Top 10 coaches by points percentage: Where does Mike Babcock sit?

    thehockeynews.com May 20 (7 days ago)
    The Toronto Maple Leafs have been mired in the basement of the NHL for several seasons, but the hiring of coach Mike Babcock is giving Leafs Nation a reason for hope for a better and much brighter future. While he hasn’t coached long enough to make the …
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  • Fans still remember ‘The Goal’ by Bill Armstrong, 25 years late…

    Fans still remember ‘The Goal’ by Bill Armstrong, 25 years later

    As the director of amateur scouting for the St. Louis Blues, Bill Armstrong took a trip through the Ontario League earlier this season with his teenage son Jamie in tow. In every arena, fans stopped Armstrong to share a memory that is now a quarter of a…
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  • Martin Brodeur says he won’t be heading to Devils front office …

    Martin Brodeur says he won’t be heading to Devils front office any time soon

    If Martin Brodeur is going to be a New Jersey Devil again, it won’t be happening in the near future. According to Tom Gulitti of northjersey.com’s Fire and Ice, Brodeur says that if he is going to head back to New Jersey, where he began his career and b…
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  • Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Eetu Laurikainen to entry-level…

    Edmonton Oilers sign goaltender Eetu Laurikainen to entry-level contract

    NHL.com May 12
    EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed goaltender Eetu Laurikainen on a two-year entry-level contract. The 22-year-old Laurikainen appeared in 37 games this season with the Espoo Blues of Finland's SM-liiga, posting a 17-10-9 record, 2.10...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Re-signing Dubnyk could mean bye-bye Backstrom i…

    Rumor Roundup: Re-signing Dubnyk could mean bye-bye Backstrom in Minnesota

    For the third straight year, the Minnesota Wild were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite rallying in mid-season to reach the playoffs and upsetting the St. Louis Blues in the opening round, the Wild once again had…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Early exit could mean roster shakeup for Blues

    Rumor Roundup: Early exit could mean roster shakeup for Blues

    Another St. Louis Blues early playoff exit sparked speculation a roster shakeup could be in the works this summer. However, such moves might not be easy to pull off. Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the combination of the Blues’ lim…
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  • The five craziest free agent offer sheets in NHL history

    The five craziest free agent offer sheets in NHL history

    The St. Louis Blues and GM Doug Armstrong have made no bones about it: whatever the price is for Vladimir Tarasenko, they’re willing to pay. In the end, that could come down to matching an offer sheet. If the Blues can’t get Tarasenko, a restricted free…
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  • Vladimir Tarasenko: Start your Brinks truck!

    Vladimir Tarasenko: Start your Brinks truck!

    St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong had a front-row seat in Traverse City, Mich., last fall for the ugly imbroglio between the Columbus Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Ryan Johansen. It was during the annual prospect tournament there that Blue Jack…
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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.

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