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  • Allen outduels Talbot as Oilers tip Blues

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers came up big in a measuring stick game Thursday, scoring a 3-1 victory over their long-time nemesis from St. Louis. Putting their new lineup to the test against an opponent that's beaten them in nine of the last 10 meetings, the Oilers beat the Blues..." October 21

  • Canucks' Henrik Sedin gets OT winner vs. Blues

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks keep finding ways to win. This time Henrik Sedin who was the hero, scoring at 1:40 of overtime to give the Canucks a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues. Vancouver improved to 3-0-0 despite trailing heading into the third period in..." October 19

  • Schwartz might return Tuesday

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "There was plenty of injury news after Monday's practice, including a positive update on Jaden Schwartz. Schwartz skated on a line with Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen before the team left for Vancouver, and afterwards Blues coach Ken Hitchcock did not rule Schwartz out for Tuesday..." October 17

  • Blues’ Jaden Schwartz returns to practice

    Pro Hockey Talk "St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz took another step in his recovery from a training camp elbow injury on Friday when returned to practice and took part in team drills. Schwartz still isn’t expected to be back in the lineup until at least early November, but Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said..." October 15

  • Fast start aside, Blues note areas to improve

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "NHL teams offer several various ticket packages that range from five games to the full season. Some feature premium nights against the top teams in the league and others focus on weekends-only. If Blues coach Ken Hitchcock were one of those ticket holders, he knows which batch of games he would..." October 15

  • Hutton carries ailing Blues past Rangers for third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Carrying a one-goal lead into the third period and down three players because of injuries, the St. Louis Blues knew their goalie offered them their best hope to defeat the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Carter Hutton did not let his teammates down. Hutton, the backup..." October 15

  • Yakupov has productive night in home debut for Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Two games is an admittedly very small sample size, but it is enough for the St. Louis Blues to believe the addition of right winger Nail Yakupov could pay off for them. The Blues acquired the former first overall pick in the 2012 draft from Edmonton a week ago, and he produced..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Blues begin season with road win over Blackhawks

    The Sports Xchange "By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange CHICAGO -- St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock did not know what to expect from his new-look team in its season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. After the Blues pulled away for 5-2 win on the road, Hitchcock could not help..." October 12

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Bad sign for Allen? Blues recall Binnington

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues haven’t provided additional information about Jake Allen‘s “apparent injury,” so we must read between the lines. It could be mere due diligence, yet it’s not the greatest sign that the Blues recalled goalie Jordan Binnington (while demoting Landon Ferraro) on Sunday. As..." October 09

  • Yakupov draws praise from coaches, teammates

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had no shortage of sources when doing their homework on Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov. Before general manager Doug Armstrong executed the deal Friday afternoon, the club spoke with former coaches, teammates and friends of the 2012 No. 1 overall pick. “We did our due diligence, talking to..." October 09

  • Playing for Blues excites Yakupov, who doesn’t ‘know what winning is’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nail Yakupov and the St. Louis Blues said some interesting things about how he might fit with his new team, but let’s skip to the fun stuff first. Specifically, let’s consider the potential bulletin board material that promotes the Blues while downgrading the Edmonton Oilers. Again, the fun..." October 08

  • How the Edmonton Oilers and Nail Yakupov failed one another

    Edmonton Journal "A big part of me thinks the Edmonton Oilers never got it right with the Nail Yakupov. Another part of me thinks Yakupov never got it right with the Oilers. Of course, the truth is that both notions are fair enough, which is why for the good of both parties it’s best Yakupov is getting a..." October 08

  • Oilers deal Yakupov to Blues for pick, prospect

    TSN "In fewer than four months, Peter Chiarelli has traded away half of the Edmonton Oilers’ No. 1 overall picks. The teardown of the “old” Oilers regime continued on Friday, with Edmonton shipping beleaguered 2012 top pick Nail Yakupov to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional..." October 08

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • Blues release veteran d-man Weber from PTO

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Weber, the last of several experienced skaters attending Blues camp on a tryout basis, has been released from his contract, the club announced on Friday. Weber, 28, caught on with the Blues after splitting last season between Buffalo and Washington. He, along with Eric Nystrom, Chris..." October 07

  • Blues send six more players packing

    Fox Sports Midwest "With the season opener looming next Wednesday, the St. Louis Blues assigned five players to Chicago and released one more from a professional tryout. The Blues sent forwards Kenny Agostino, Ivan Barbashev and Samuel Blais, defenseman Jordan Schmaltz and goaltender Jordan Binnington to the..." October 07

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • New faces mean new look for Blues' power play

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues’ power play has ranked in the top six in the NHL the past two years, so there’s no reason to change anything, right? Well, there wouldn’t be if everything about it didn’t change this summer. Assistant coach Kirk Muller, who ran the power play the last two seasons and had the unit..." October 07

  • Barret Jackman To Retire After 14 Years In NHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Tuesday, 1:50pm: According to Lou Kourac of, the team will sign Jackman to a one-day contract so he can officially retire as a member of the St. Louis Blues. Monday: Longtime St. Louis Blues defenseman Barret Jackman is set to retire after 14 seasons in the NHL. The Blues have..." October 04

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Blues release Nystrom, Porter from PTOs

    Pro Hockey Talk "St. Louis continued to part ways with veteran training camp participants on Monday, releasing forwards Eric Nystrom and Chris Porter from their professional tryouts. The news comes just one day after another veteran forward, T.J. Galiardi, was dropped from his PTO. Nystrom, 33, caught on..." October 03

  • Barret Jackman to announce retirement tomorrow in St. Louis

    Pro Hockey Talk "He finished his career in Nashville, but Barret Jackman will always be remembered for his hundreds of games in a St. Louis Blues uniform. That’s why Jackman will officially retire from the NHL tomorrow afternoon during a press conference at Scottrade Center, the home of the Blues. The..." October 03

  • Maybe this won’t be Hitchcock’s last season after all

    Pro Hockey Talk "Imagine this: Ken Hitchcock coaching against the St. Louis Blues in 2017-18. Such a scenario seems a bit more plausible following Friday’s report from TSN’s Darren Dreger: apparently Hitchcock isn’t totally certain that he’ll retire from NHL head coaching after 2016-17. With a Stanley Cup on..." October 02

  • Blues see the bright side of Schwartz injury news

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Training camp is a time when optimism runs high, so the Blues could look at forward Jaden Schwartz being out for a month with an injury and think, hey, it’s not that bad. Schwartz, who signed a five-year, $26.75 million contract in the offseason that makes him one of the team’s most valuable..." October 01

  • Blues' Armstrong: Sobotka wants to play in NHL "St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong has not ruled out forward Vladimir Sobotka returning to them this season. Sobotka, 29, who last played for the Blues in the 2013-14 season, reported earlier this week to Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. He has one year remaining on..." October 01

  • Blues’ Jaden Schwartz out at least four weeks with elbow injury

    Sportsnet "St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will miss the start of the regular season with a left elbow injury. The team announced Friday that Schwartz suffered the injury during a training camp practice on Sept. 29. He’s expected to be out at least four weeks." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Wayne Gretzky joining NHL for Centennial Celebration "Wayne Gretzky and the NHL are joining together to celebrate the League's 100th anniversary with a year-long Centennial Celebration in 2017. Gretzky will serve as the official ambassador to the Centennial Celebration, which begins Jan. 1 in Toronto with the NHL Centennial Classic outdoor game..." September 27

  • Vladimir Sobotka set to stay in KHL with Omsk

    Yahoo! Sports "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 St. Louis Blues this season. He’s..." September 27

  • Hitchcock, Blues focused on evaluating young players

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In Ken Hitchcock’s previous four training camps with the Blues, his system was already in place, and with every player accounted for on the ice, the practices were used to knock the rust off. This camp is different. The Blues are tweaking their system, so more teaching has been incorporated..." September 25

  • Team USA's early exit surprises Stastny, Shattenkirk

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Between them, the Blues’ Paul Stastny and Kevin Shattenkirk have represented the United States in three Olympics and four world championships, so they’re no strangers when it comes to the Stars and Stripes and international hockey. And while they weren’t chosen this time for the United States team..." September 24

  • Steen signs 4-year extension with Blues "Alexander Steen will be a member of the St. Louis Blues for the forseeable future. Steen signed a four-year contract extension worth $23 million on Friday, the first day of training camp. The 32-year-old forward, who had one year remaining on his current three-year deal, is now signed with the..." September 23

  • After expecting trade, Shattenkirk commits to leadership role for Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In a matter of months, Kevin Shattenkirk will go from the verge of being traded by the Blues to opening training camp with the club Friday with an “A” on his chest. General manager Doug Armstrong had talks with teams about Shattenkirk leading up to the NHL draft in June, but when that dialogue..." September 20

  • Sobotka silliness has gone on long enough

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "This Vladimir Sobotka kerfuffle has given Blues fans much to ponder as training camp nears. The versatile forward departed for Russia as a free agent two years ago when Blues general manager Doug Armstrong fell $300,000 short of meeting his demands. Last summer he decided to remain..." September 20

  • Sobotka’s return to Blues remains a Russian riddle

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "After missing two games with a reported clavicle injury, Vladimir Sobotka was back in the lineup for the Czech Republic on Saturday at the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto. So an injury suffered in a preliminary game of the tournament won’t be the hangup if the forward isn’t in Blues training..." September 19

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Alexander Steen’s Future With The St. Louis Blues

    Last Word On Hockey "Take a look at any successful team and there’s always a mix of the young and the old. After an off-season filled with quite a few changes, there is one noticeable player still in the St. Louis Blues locker room. That player is Alexander Steen. The 32-year-old Canadian/Swedish dual national has..." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Blues' Berglund replaces Ducks' Rakell on Sweden's roster

    CBS Sports "Sweden has had to make a lot of alterations to its roster ahead of the World Cup of Hockey already, but now it has to replace one of its replacement players. Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell, who originally replaced Alexander Steen on the World Cup roster, has been hospitalized with an..." September 12

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Backes opines on Kaepernick's protests, will always salute U.S. flag

    USA Today "On a day when U.S. President Barack Obama said it was San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s constitutional right to not stand during the national anthem, John Tortorella talked about it being an “honor” to be America’s coach at the World Cup of Hockey. “It is hockey, but I also..." September 06

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Jay Bouwmeester’s selection to Team Canada’s World Cup roster is a head-scratcher

    Puck Drunk Love "We now know who will be replacing Duncan Keith on Canada’s 2016 World Cup roster and it’s a puzzling decision. Hockey Canada announced on Wednesday that St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will replace Keith on the roster. In a press release, team Canada GM Doug Armstrong said..." August 27

  • Steen could be ready to start season for Blues

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "When Alexander Steen underwent shoulder surgery June 3, requiring a four-to-six month rehab, it was widely assumed that he would be forced to miss the World Cup of Hockey, Sept. 17-Oct. 1. Not in the mind of the Blues forward who was selected to represent Sweden. "He had pushed very hard to..." August 26

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