Blues Rumors & News

  • Yeo excited for Minnesota return "Mike Yeo isn't sure about the range of emotions he'll experience when he returns to Xcel Energy Center for the first time as an associate coach of the St. Louis Blues when they play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday (6 p.m. ET; FS-WI, FS-N+, FS-MW, NHL.TV). Yeo, 43, led the Wild to three appearances..." December 11

  • Blues miss morning skate due to traffic in Brooklyn

    The Comeback "It’s safe to say the St. Louis Blues aren’t going to be big fans of the New York Islanders’ home in Brooklyn any time soon. Heading into a game against the Isles on Thursday night, the Blues missed their morning skate due to a “clogged commute” which prevented them from making it to the..." December 10

  • Blues end Devils' home ice streak

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- The New Jersey Devils had gone more than two months this season without losing a game in regulation on home ice, but that came to an end Friday night when Robby Fabbri, Jake Allen and the St. Louis Blues handed them a 4-1 defeat at the Prudential Center. New Jersey, which had..." December 09

  • Lee scores twice as Islanders' resurgence continues

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Winning five out of their last six games hasn't completely undone the self-inflicted damage the New York Islanders suffered in the first six weeks of the season. But it's helped convince the Islanders they were correct in believing they were much closer to becoming a contender than..." December 08

  • Schwartz lifts Blues over Canadiens in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues trailed the Montreal Canadiens, the best team in the NHL so far this season, 2-0 going into the third period Tuesday night but still had confidence that the game was not over. "We just needed to regroup," left winger Jaden Schwartz said. "The first two..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Blues Place Robert Bortuzzo On IR, Activate Joel Edmundson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Robert Bortuzzo’s tough luck with the injury bug this season continues. The Blues announced that they have placed the blueliner on the injured reserve list with a lower body injury and that they will re-evaluate his condition in six weeks. It’s the second time already this year that Bortuzzo has..." December 06

  • Blues' Steen joins father Thomas with 200th NHL goal

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had two goals on Saturday that were cause for celebration — Alexander Steen getting No. 200 in his career and Dmitrij Jaskin getting his first of the year and ending a 35-game regular-season drought — but the ultimate outcome of the game left no one on the team feeling festive. A..." December 04

  • Blues ‘need more’ from Lehtera, who could be healthy scratched

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jori Lehtera received one of his lowest ice times of the season in Thursday’s win over Tampa Bay — just 11:21 — and was demoted to the fourth line at Friday’s practice. If that didn’t send a message, Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock delivered it shortly thereafter. “We’re going to need more..." December 03

  • Little lifts Jets past Blues in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Winnipeg's Patrik Laine has made quite a first impression through the first 27 games of his NHL career. The rookie right winger for the Jets announced his presence with authority against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night. Laine scored a goal and assisted on center Bryan..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Tarasenko scores hat trick as Blues beat Lightning

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Anytime right winger Vladimir Tarasenko scores a couple of early goals, the excitement starts to build on the St. Louis Blues' bench. "We were kind of all licking our chops to see what he was going to do," defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk said. "He still had 50 minutes to work with...." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Blues slip past Stars on Tarasenko's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For the second game in a row, the St. Louis Blues lost a late lead Monday night before coming back to win the game in overtime. That is not a trend they want to continue. The Blues led with 50 seconds left in the game before Dallas defenseman Jamie Oleksiak scored his..." November 28

  • Blues squeeze past Wild in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- David Perron went against his natural tendencies with the game on his stick on Saturday night. The St. Louis left winger snapped a shot past Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk in the fourth round of a shootout to give the Blues a 4-3 win. Perron was the only player to find..." November 27

  • No goals are no problem for Blues' Parayko

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Last season, Colton Parayko burst onto the NHL scene as the big rookie defenseman with the big shot. He scored twice in his third game and had four goals in his first 10. He slowed, finishing with nine goals and 24 assists but earned a reputation as a youngster on the move, able to close down..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Ovechkin's hat trick powers Capitals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- When Washington winger Alex Ovechkin saw how his center was playing early Wednesday night, he got a good feeling about the Capitals' chances. Ovechkin notched his 16th career hat trick, linemate Evgeny Kuznetsov had a goal and an assist, and the Capitals defeated the St. Louis..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Blues snap road skid with win in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- After winning the previous three games at home, St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen turned aside 39 shots to help his team snap a three-game road losing streak with a 4-2 win against the Bruins in Boston. "I thought the second period was the best we've played on the road and then..." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Allen, Blues cap perfect week at home with 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Jake Allen knows he is on a pretty good hot streak at home, but the St. Louis Blues goalie can't provide any reasons for that success. Allen stopped 30 of 31 shots Saturday night to help the Blues win their third game at home this week, a 3-1 victory over the Nashville..." November 20

  • Reaves leads renovation of Blues' fourth line

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In a span of less than a minute Thursday, the Blues’ fourth line — Scottie Upshall, Kyle Brodziak and Ryan Reaves, from left to right — showed why they’re more than just an old-fashioned fourth line. Starting with a faceoff in their own end, the Blues won the puck, got it into the Sharks’ zone..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Perron's tiebreaking goal lifts Blues past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- It might have taken a blowout loss for the St. Louis Blues to re-discover their offensive touch. The Blues lost 8-4 in Columbus last Saturday, trailing 7-1 at one point, but since then have broken out of a scoring slump and finally are showing signs of the consistency that they..." November 17

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Schwartz, Brodziak help Blues to victory over Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Left winger Jaden Schwartz had to limp to the St. Louis Blues bench near the end of the first period Tuesday night after being in the wrong place when defenseman Alex Pietrangelo fired a shot toward the net. It was a much better feeling for Schwartz when he was in the right..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Hitchcock calls Monday's practice 'best in years'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "For as positive as Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was Monday afternoon, one would have figured that his team swept the recent two-game road trip — not lost both games and been outscored 11-5. The Blues fell 3-1 in Nashville on Thursday and 8-4 in Columbus on Saturday, and then had the day off..." November 14

  • Atkinson, Gagner lead Blue Jackets to 8-4 victory over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Cam Atkinson recorded a career-high four assists while Sam Gagner scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to an 8-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday before 15,788 at Nationwide Arena. Team captain Nick Foligno added a goal and two assists as Columbus..." November 12

  • Tortorella reached out to Reaves after 'animal' comment

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella let a few profanities fly in his postgame comments in St. Louis last Saturday, but it was another word that caught some off-guard. Tortorella referred to Blues tough guy Ryan Reaves as “that animal” when he raved about the willingness of Blue Jackets captain..." November 12

  • Gretzky, Brodeur to play for Blues in Winter Classic alumni game "The Blues' roster for the 2017 NHL Winter Classic Alumni Game, which was revealed in a special one-hour pregame show on FOX Sports Midwest, is shaping up to be a great one. Wayne Gretzky, who played 18 games with the Blues during the 1995-96 season, will wear the Blue Note once again when the..." November 11

  • Panarin, Blackhawks edge Blues in OT

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- The Chicago Blackhawks got some help from an unexpected source Wednesday night en route to winning their seventh consecutive game. Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was called for delay of game with just 1:36 to go in the third period of a 1-1 game and there were 24 seconds..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Blues Winter Classic jersey is tribute to inaugural season "Original. Vintage. Old-school. Call them what you want, but there's one definitive word that accurately describes the St. Louis Blues jersey for the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic, and that's "perfect." "It's great. I think all of us like the old-school look," said Blues captain Alex..." November 09

  • Nail Yakupov unhappy about getting benched by the Blues

    Puck Drunk Love "After seeing his ice time dwindle in recent weeks, Nail Yakupov now finds himself riding the pine. After a hot start with the St. Louis Blues, Yakupov finds himself the odd man out, as coach Ken Hitchcock will bench him during Wednesday’s home game against Chicago. Yakupov’s play has trailed..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Blues rough up Avs, 5-1

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Left winger Robby Fabbri's relief was obvious. Playing his 13th game of the season and still looking for his first goal, Fabbri didn't have to wait long on Sunday -- just 1:37 -- before he finally could celebrate that goal. It was followed less than two minutes later..." November 06

  • Tarasenko's OT goal allows Blues to beat Blue Jackets

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Stuck in one of the worst scoring slumps of his career, St. Louis Blues' right winger Vladimir Tarasenko picked the right moment to break it on Saturday night. Tarasenko had been mired in a seven-game goalless drought before he scored 4:17 into overtime to give the Blues a 2-1..." November 05

  • Benn, Seguin team up to help Stars sink Blues

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Thanks to seven combined assists from Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, the Dallas Stars atoned for a Game 7 loss in the playoffs last May with a 6-2 win against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at American Airlines Center. The Blues had eliminated the Stars in Game 7 of the second..." November 04

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02

  • Rangers dominate Blues, 5-0

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- At some point this season, the New York Rangers will fall off their average of four goals per game and they won't find themselves demolishing the NHL's best teams on a regular basis. For now, however, that's exactly what they're doing. Five players scored goals and..." November 01

  • Bankruptcy may end Bauer endorsements for top NHL stars

    TSN "Alex Ovechkin, Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and other high-profile NHL players may find their endorsement contacts with Bauer hockey cancelled as early as Monday because the equipment manufacturer’s parent company is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, a person familiar with the matter..." October 31

  • Entry-level contract decisions looming for a number of NHL teams

    TSN "Now that Connor McDavid has played nine games this season, the Edmonton Oilers will have to decide whether he plays No. 10 and burns a year on his entry-level contract. Uh, never mind on that one. This admittedly lame attempt at humour does underline two things, though. One, McDavid,..." October 31

  • Schwartz, Allen lead Blues to 1-0 victory

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For the fifth time in their last six games, the St. Louis Blues scored one goal Saturday night. But it was the only one they needed. Center Jaden Schwartz scored early in the third period and Jake Allen stopped 27 shots to give the Blues a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings,..." October 29

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