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St. Louis Blues stockpiling depth at the deadline

The St. Louis Blues entered the trade deadline with cloudy expectations on what personnel to add. The most glaring need was right-handed defenseman and the going price on rentals, based off trades the past few days, have bordered insanity. Much to the surprise to Blues fans, St. Louis made three moves on the NHL’s trade […] The post St. Louis Blues stockpiling depth at the deadline...
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Blues go with small fixes over major additions at trade deadline

ST. LOUIS -- A busy trade deadline day resulted in minor fixes rather than major additions for the St. Louis Blues. It's a departure from the past two years for general manager Dave Armstrong, who added No. 1 goaltender Ryan Miller last March and top line defenseman Jay Bouwmeester the year before. But Monday's deals reflect Armstrong's overall satisfaction with his team, particularly...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues add defense and depth at the trade deadline

The St. Louis Blues were one of the most active teams on deadline day, completing three trades which addressed needs both at defense and in terms of their depth. The Blues acquired Zbynek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Jokinen over the course of the day and in doing so they gave Blues fans a lot to talk about. Let’s break this down. The Blues ended up receiving Michalek...
Via Frozen Notes
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Penguins trade Bortuzzo for Ian Cole of St. Louis

The Penguins have acquired Ian Cole (D) from St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo. He's 6' 1", 219 lb Age 26 Drafted 2007: 1st Rnd, 18th by STL Experience: 4 years. He played for Asst Coach Agnew in St. Louis.Assets: Can play a quality shutdown role. Has good size and strength, the ability to play a physical brand of hockey from the back end and some puck-moving skills.Flaws: Doesn't...
Via PensInitiative
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andy Strickland tours memorabilia-packed basement of Blues captain David Backes

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Via Fox Sports Midwest
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ryan Reaves reaches over the officials to punch Zack Kassian

Zack Kassian punched Ryan Reaves and then probably thought he was safe when the officials came in to break things up. Reaves had the last laugh as he reached over the officials and decked Kassian in the face. Both men earned two-minute roughing penalties and 10-minute misconducts. Reaves vs Kassian #stlblues — Daniel Doelling (@Daniel_Doelling) March...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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T.J. Oshie Shows Off His Fantastic Hands In Warm-Ups

Sweet tricks, TJ. @StLouisBlues — NHL (@NHL) March 1, 2015 T.J. Oshie has some silky hands. This is awesome. The post T.J. Oshie Shows Off His Fantastic Hands In Warm-Ups appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Video: Patrik Berglund was destroyed by Dustin Byfuglien

Usually the only hits featured on Frozen Notes are ones handed out by Blues players. Every now and then a hit is dished out on a St. Louis Blues skater that’s simply worth showing. Such was the case when Dustin Byfuglien ran over Patrik Berglund. Berglund actually had a decent game, scoring the only goal for the Blues in regulation. He was on a pretty bizarre line featuring Paul...
Via Frozen Notes
3 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Oshie Makes Make-A-Wish Teen’s Dream Come True In Tear-Jerking Video

Chris Hendrickson, a North Dakota native, who has Morquio Syndrome, or mucopolysaccharidosis type 4A, a degenerative disease that affects his bones, recently had his wish of meeting T.J. Oshie come true. As part of the Make-A-Wish campaign, Hendrickson not only got to meet Oshie and play a little hockey, but also got to witness the […] The post T.J. Oshie Makes Make-A-Wish Teen’s...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues continue to make the most of life on the road

A five-game road swing to open a stretch with 11 of 14 away from home would be a difficult challenge for most clubs. That might not be the case for a St. Louis Blues team that's playing its best hockey on the road. After opening their trip with a victory, the Blues look to nail down their ninth win in 10 road games Saturday night with their fifth in a row at the Western Conference...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko blossoming in second full season with Blues

ST. LOUIS -- Earlier this month, Vladimir Tarasenko became the youngest St. Louis Blues player in more than two decades to score 30 goals. The 23-year-old Russian forward's skill is known across the league. "He has lots of skill," said Pavel Datsyuk, the Detroit Red Wings forward and fellow countryman. "He's a really nice person, he's a talented guy and a hard worker, too, which...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Slow start, defensive lapses cost Blues against Montreal

ST. LOUIS -- Two nights after the Oscars, the Blues did everything but lay out the red carpet for Montreal's forwards on their direct path to the net. St. Louis didn't offer much resistance to the Eastern Conference leaders and fell 5-2 to cap off their first two-game home losing streak all season. Far too many mistakes on both sides of the red line left coach Ken Hitchcock searching...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hitchcock says Blues aren’t following directions

Are you frustrated and confused by how the St. Louis Blues are playing of late? You’re not alone. The Blues are 5-5-0 over their last 10 games and are falling further and further behind the Nashville Predators. You’d think Ken Hitchcock has answers, but he seems as confused by the ugly play on the ice as everyone else. It sounds like the players aren’t following direction....
Via Frozen Notes
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the St. Louis Blues Now the Best Team in the NHL?

TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options.  This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Vladamir...
Via TopSportsReport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliott's recent struggles aren't all his fault, but they're still struggles

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' latest efforts to solidify a No. 1 goaltender haven't quite worked out as planned. Brian Elliott looked to be the man after he returned from injury and posted a 1.98 goals-against average to go with an outstanding .928 save percentage in eight games, good enough to earn a late invite to the All-Star Game in Columbus. But when the Blues' five-on-five play dropped...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' Shattenkirk skating but weeks away from return, coach says

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues All-Star defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has resumed skating coming off abdominal surgery earlier this month, but isn't close to returning to the lineup. Coach Ken Hitchcock said Shattenkirk has been skating for a few days and was on the ice for about a half-hour before Monday's practice. The 26-year-old Shattenkirk led NHL defensemen with 32 assists and...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Kris Letang flips David Backes with a hip check

David Backes has dished out plenty of huge hits in his career, but he was on the receiving end of a beautiful Kris Letang hip check on Saturday. This clean hit flipped Backes and thankfully no one was hurt on the play. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: Kris Letang flips David Backes with a hip check appeared first on Puck Drunk Love.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues trade rumors: looking for a defenseman

As the NHL Trade Deadline approaches on March 2, teams around the league are looking at their rosters and looking for ways to improve their teams. Some teams will be looking to add players in an attempt to improve their roster and make a push for the playoffs, and other teams will be looking to reshape their roster composition, acquire picks, and maybe decrease their salary cap...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

With Shattenkirk out, Blues turn to Lindbohm for added scoring punch

ST. LOUIS --The Blues might have found an answer for how to recover some of the offense lost with their most productive defenseman. All-Star Kevin Shattenkirk likely won't return from an abdominal injury until much closer to the playoffs, but he still ranks fifth on the team with 40 points in 49 games. He played an especially important role on the power play, earning an assist on...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hart Memorial Winner….. I say Vladimir Tarasenko!

When it comes to awarding the Hart Memorial Trophy for the most valuable player on an NHL hockey team, the default move is to always go with someone who has won already and/or someone who is always in the race for the trophy, even if they do not always win (like Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin). While this is understandable to some degree, it can lock out worthy candidates that are...
Via Hockey Fan Land
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Trade Target For the Blues

Despite the splashy acquisition of Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller last year at the trade deadline, the St. Louis Blues are really not ones to make big moves at this time of year. I mention that because I really do not know if the Blues are considering making any moves and it really is not their modus operandi to do so. The Blues are very much a homegrown team. Much of the talent...
Via Hockey Fan Land
13 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues trade deadline round table

The St. Louis Blues continue to dominate in the post all-star break with a 37-15-4 record for 78 points, which is second in the Central Division and second in the National Hockey League. The Blues boast one of the league’s most potent offenses, goaltending duo, and have an upper tiered defensive core. There are plenty […] The post St. Louis Blues trade deadline round table appeared...
Via Along the Boards
13 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: David Backes cleverly helps Jaden Schwartz retrieve his stick

Jaden Schwartz lost his stick and was scrambling to hunt it down. David Backes to the rescue! Backes skated over the stick and nimbly flips it back into the air to Schwartz. We’ve seen similar plays around the NHL, but Backes completing the flip after already being past the stick is pretty incredible. (H/T Reddit Hockey) The post GIF: David Backes cleverly helps Jaden Schwartz...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Lose to Blue Jackets 7-1

Friday night was a disappointing night for fans in St. Louis as the Blues fell to the Blue Jackets 7-1 at Nationwide Arena. Coming into Friday night’s game, the Blues were tied for first in the Central division with a record of 34-13-4. The Blues were on a 7- game winning streak, and had registered a point in their last 13 games. On the other hand, the Blue Jackets were 3-7 in...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Brodeur To Retire, Will Join St. Louis Blues’ Front Office

ST. LOUIS — Martin Brodeur, one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history, is retiring. Brodeur starred for years with New Jersey and is now with St. Louis. He plans a Thursday news conference to announce that he is retiring and will join the Blues in a management role in hockey operations. The 42-year-old Brodeur wrapped up a 22-year career with St. Louis after signing as a free...
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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