thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 30 (yesterday)
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…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Latest on the Rangers efforts to add a defensemanthehockeynews.com Aug 29 (2 days ago)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 …Share Tweet
Steen’s recovery ‘very positive,’ Blues hope he’s back for opening nightthehockeynews.com Aug 27 (4 days ago)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…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 26 (5 days ago)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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)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…Share TweetIt 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…Share Tweetyahoo.com Aug 25 (6 days ago)[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…Share Tweet
Rumor Roundup: Red Wings will go into season with current D-corps, look at trades laterthehockeynews.com Aug 24The 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…Share Tweet
Sobotka’s really coming back to the Blues this time, according to agentthehockeynews.com Aug 19St. 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…Share Tweet
Blues set for ‘significant change’ to playing style with coaching duo of Hitchcock, Yeothehockeynews.com Aug 15The 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…Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Aug 13Some 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 …Share Tweet
Five sophomores who could be in line for breakout seasonsthehockeynews.com Aug 12There’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…Share Tweet
Down Goes Brown: Five times an arbitrator made NHL historythehockeynews.com Aug 10It’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…Share Tweet
Blues’ Winter Classic logo celebrates 50th anniversary, Blackhawks also go old-schoolthehockeynews.com Aug 9The St. Louis Blues may not yet have a Stanley Cup in their trophy case, but the franchise has been one of the most steadily competitive in the NHL over the past several seasons. And with the Blues continuously on the rise, the NHL will head to St. Loui…Share Tweet
So why hasn’t your team done anything this off-season?thehockeynews.com Aug 3August marks hockey’s “silly season.” Very little happens. And idle hands are the devils’ playthings, right? Countless blog commenters and Twitter trolls dust off the “Slow news day?” insult whenever we find something to talk about. During the month bef…Share Tweet
Report: Steen seeking extension with Blues before season beginsthehockeynews.com Aug 1The St. Louis Blues lost captain David Backes and winger Troy Brouwer in free agency this off-season, but another major piece of the team’s core, Alexander Steen, doesn’t appear to have plans to play elsewhere when his current deal is up. Steen, 32, is …Share Tweet
Jake Allen has a lot to prove in first season as true No. 1 goaltenderthehockeynews.com Jul 25St. 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 Tweetyahoo.com Jul 24If 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 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.