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…Share Tweet
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…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Shattenkirk possible target for Rangers after Brassard tradethehockeynews.com Jul 21After 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 …Share Tweet
Down Goes Brown: Five expected off-season moves that haven’t happened yetthehockeynews.com Jul 20The 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 …Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 17The 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 …Share TweetMark 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…Share Tweet
Which players could take on the six vacant captaincies?thehockeynews.com Jul 15Four 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…Share Tweet
Allen, Andersen headline wave of new No. 1 goaltenders next seasonNHL.com Jul 14When 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...Share Tweet
The Blues need a new captain, and it should come down to Steen or Pietrangelothehockeynews.com Jul 13For 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 — …Share Tweet
Blues add depth, sign Ferraro to one-year, two-way dealthehockeynews.com Jul 10The 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…Share Tweet
Red Wings will take Mrazek to arbitration, close to a deal for DeKeyserthehockeynews.com Jul 6The 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…Share Tweet
Blues re-sign Magnus Paajarvi to 1-year dealNHL.com Jul 5ST. 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 ...Share Tweet
Here are the top 10 candidates for salary arbitration this summerthehockeynews.com Jul 4It’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…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: The latest on Tyson Barrie, Kevin Shattenkirk, and Cam Fowlerthehockeynews.com Jul 4As 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…Share Tweet
Ten unheralded depth signings from July 1 that could exceed expectationsthehockeynews.com Jul 2On 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…Share Tweet
Sabres acquire goalie Anders Nilsson in trade with BluesNHL.com Jul 2BUFFALO, 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...Share Tweet
Winners and Losers from Day 1 of the free agent frenzyContractual 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…Share TweetThe 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…Share TweetOpposing 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…Share TweetNHL.com Jul 1The 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....Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jun 29As 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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jun 27With 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…Share Tweet
Three storylines left unresolved after Night 1 of the 2016 draftthehockeynews.com Jun 25BUFFALO – 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 …Share Tweet
Jets Win In ShootoutMar 19Andrew Ladd's shootout goal lifted the Jets past the Blues 2-1.
'SportsCenter's' Inside The NHLMar 17John 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.
Blues Blank StarsMar 15Jake Allen had 28 saves while Vladimir Tarasenko scored his 34th goal of the season in St. Louis' 3-0 win over Dallas.
Big Third Period Lifts Wild To WinMar 14The Wild scored two goals in the third period and went on to beat the Blues 3-1.