Blues Rumors & News

  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Blues invite Scottie Upshall to training camp on pro tryout

    The Score "Scottie Upshall is going to have to work for his next NHL contract. The free-agent forward has been invited to attend St. Louis Blues training camp on a professional tryout, general manager Doug Armstrong announced Tuesday. " September 01

  • Barret Jackman feels 'like a rookie again' after signing with Predators

    The Score "Barret Jackman has a new lease on his hockey life. When it became apparent that the St. Louis Blues would not renew his contract upon its expiry earlier this summer, Jackman, for the first time in his career, explored his options on the open market, and landed with division-rival Nashville..." August 29

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    #stlblues confirm that Berglund had his surgery today. It was performed by Dr. Rick Wright and Dr. Matt Smith. Re-evaluated in four months.

  • Wayne Gretzky memorabilia among hockey items auctioned by Canadian government

    Sporting News "The Canadian government has amassed quite the collection of hockey memorabilia, and some of it is up for sale. A few of the more notable items include a binder containing Wayne Gretzky's professional draft questionnaire and autographed photos of other NHL greats such as Guy Lafleur and Lanny..." August 28

  • Report: Blues invite veteran forward Scott Gomez to camp on tryout

    CBS Sports "The St. Louis Blues are going to see what, if anything, free agent forward Scott Gomez has left in the tank. Following the revelation that the New Jersey Devils would not be re-signing the 35-year-old center, not even on a tryout basis, Gomez has accepted an invitation to Blues' training camp on a..." August 27

  • Blues forward Berglund to have shoulder surgery "St. Louis Blues forward Patrik Berglund will have surgery on his right shoulder Friday and will be re-evaluated in four months. Berglund injured his shoulder while training. He initially dislocated it during the 2013-14 regular season." August 27

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Stastny ready to take on leadership role in St. Louis

    Pro Hockey Talk "With T.J. Oshie dealt to the Washington Capitals in the offseason, Paul Stastny is ready to embrace more of a leadership role in second season with the St. Louis Blues. “By the end of the year I started speaking up. The first year with a new team, you kind of fly under the radar and be quiet,”..." August 16

  • Brodeur wanted a job with the Devils, but everyone left

    Puck Drunk Love "It was widely believed that Martin Brodeur would retire as a member of the New Jersey Devils and would later take on a role in the Devils’ front office after officially hanging up his skates. That plan flew out the window as Brodeur briefly suited up for the St. Louis Blues and later accepted a..." August 14

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Lehtera sidelined 6-8 weeks following surgery

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues center Jori Lehtera will be sidelined until the start of regular season following recent ankle surgery. The club announced Monday that Lehtera underwent surgery to repair his right ankle on Aug. 4 and he will miss six to eight weeks. On the long end, that would put him out until about..." August 10

  • Flyers Sign Chris Porter to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-1, 206-lb left wing Chris Porter to a one-year, two-way contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Porter, 31 (5/29/1984), appeared in 24 games with the St. Louis Blues last season where he recorded one goal and one assist..." August 09

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    Spoke today with #stlblues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who acknowledged that he was never 100 percent after suffering a groin injury Nov. 22

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Capitals' T.J. Oshie sends care package to fan after viral meltdown

    CBS Sports "Sports fans were first introduced to 5-year-old St. Louis Blues fan Libby Lu when her meltdown over T.J. Oshie's trade to the Washington Capitals went viral. The tearful (and painfully cute) outburst has over 300,000 views on YouTube as of this posting. Libby also ended up on SportsCenter for a..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Oshie excited, says Capitals are 'ready to win' "The Washington Capitals hope the additions of forwards T.J. Oshie and Justin Williams will help deliver what has been an elusive championship. Oshie, who was acquired from the St. Louis Blues on July 2 in a trade for forward Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round draft pick, met..." July 11

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    #stlblues announce a one-year, one-way contract for Paajarvi, avoiding arbitration.

  • Tarasenko Signs 8-Year, $60M Contract "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Vladimir Tarasenko to an eight-year contract worth $60 million. Tarasenko, 23, had a breakout season in 2014-15, sharing 10th in the NHL overall with 73 points, fifth..." July 07

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • Blues sign D Andre Benoit to one-year, two-way contract

    Fox Sports Midwest "The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year, two-way contract, the club announced Monday. The 31-year-old dressed in 59 regular season games with the Buffalo Sabres last season, posting nine points (one goal, eight assists) and 20 penalty minutes." July 06

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Armstrong content with Blues' changes

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Last week, the Blues bid farewell to Barret Jackman and T.J. Oshie, who had combined for 19 years and 1,315 games with the organization. On the same day that Jackman became an unrestricted free agent, he signed a two-year, $4 million contract with Nashville. A day later, Oshie was dealt to..." July 05

  • Report: Blues in trade talks about Kevin Shattenirk

    Puck Drunk Love "Prior to the surprising T.J. Oshie trade, the St. Louis Blues had another player popping up in several trade rumors – Kevin Shattenkirk. The defenseman was believed to be on the market, but eventually Shattenkirk’s agents stated that he wouldn’t be leaving the Blues. So, who were the Blues talking..." July 05

  • Blues sign Dmitrij Jaskin to 1-year contract

    The Score "The St. Louis Blues seem to have liked what they saw from rookie Dmitrij Jaskin last season. The Blues inked the 22-year-old to a one-year contract, the team announced on their official website Friday." July 03

  • Blues re-sign Jake Allen, stick with 1A-1B tandem in goal

    Yahoo! Sports "The St. Louis Blues have solidfied their net for next season, inking goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year, $4.7 million extension on Friday, according to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch. The 24-year old Allen, a two-time NHL All-Rookie Team netminder, was a restricted free agent as of..." July 03

  • Ex-Devils defenseman Peter Harrold signs with St. Louis Blues

    Newark Star-Ledger "Peter Harrold, who spent the last four seasons with the Devils, Thursday signed a one-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues. The 32-year-old defenseman, who was signed as a free agent by the Devils Aug. 12, 2011, after beginning his career with the Los Angeles Kings, averaged 27 games..." July 03

  • Blues, Bortuzzo agree on two-year extension

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has a spot waiting for him in the Blues’ starting lineup in 2015-16. But before Thursday, he didn’t have a contract for next season. The two sides took care of that about 24 hours after Bortuzzo became a restricted free agent, agreeing to a two-year, $2.1 million..." July 03

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    Jeremy Rutherford @jprutherford

    It's a two-year deal, according to Bortuzzo. Reports from @lkorac10 and @andystrickland say it's for $2.1 million ($1.05 AAV).

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    The Blues have agreed to terms on a two-way deal with forward Jordan Caron, who split last season with Boston, Colorado and the AHL Bruins.

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    The Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward Danny Kristo. #stlblues #OurBlues

  • Shattenkirk a surprising subject of trade rumors

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In what continues to be the case locally, Blues’ trade talk is overshadowing the scheduled events on the NHL calendar. Over the weekend, the chatter garnered more attention than the league draft, and on Wednesday, word of the club perhaps being interested in dealing defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk..." July 02

  • T.J. Oshie traded to Capitals by Blues "Forward T.J. Oshie was traded to the Washington Capitals by the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. The Blues received forwards Troy Brouwer, goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft." July 02

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    James Mirtle @mirtle

    Blues sign Kyle Brodziak.

  • Jackman leaves Blues, signs with Nashville

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Barret Jackman is leaving St. Louis, but he isn’t going very far. Blues fans already were aware that the club wasn’t expected to re-sign Jackman, 34, who became an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday, unless there weren’t any other attractive offers that came his way On the first day that..." July 02

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Spoke w/Kevin Shattenkirk's agent Jordan Neumann who says there's no truth that Shattenkirk is being dealt.

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Barrett Jackman has signed in nashville

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    St. Louis Blues @StLouisBlues

    Three more years! >>> #OurBlues #stlblues